Identity Class

Defines the identifier values of an External Item.


Namespace:  Microsoft.BusinessData.Runtime
Assembly:  Microsoft.BusinessData (in Microsoft.BusinessData.dll)

public class Identity : MarshalByRefObject

This class is a wrapper for values that uniquely identify an External Item on the external system. However, this class does not store information about the external content type or the external system the External Item belongs to. To obtain a generic reference to an External Item, use the EntityInstanceReference class.


The string representation of an identity is case sensitive.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.