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CreateWorkflowFromTemplateRequest Class

Contains the data that is needed to create a workflow (process) from a workflow template.

Namespace: Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Messages
Assembly: Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Proxy (in Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Proxy.dll)

public sealed class CreateWorkflowFromTemplateRequest : OrganizationRequest

The following example shows how to use this message. For this sample to work correctly, you must be connected to the server to get an IOrganizationService interface. For the complete sample, see the link later in this topic.

// Connect to the Organization service. 
// The using statement assures that the service proxy will be properly disposed.
using (_serviceProxy = new OrganizationServiceProxy(serverConfig.OrganizationUri, serverConfig.HomeRealmUri,
                                                     serverConfig.Credentials, serverConfig.DeviceCredentials))
    // This statement is required to enable early-bound type support.

    OrganizationServiceContext _orgContext = new OrganizationServiceContext(_serviceProxy);


    CreateWorkflowFromTemplateRequest request = new CreateWorkflowFromTemplateRequest()
        WorkflowName = "Workflow From Template",
        WorkflowTemplateId = _processTemplateId

    // Execute request.
    CreateWorkflowFromTemplateResponse response = (CreateWorkflowFromTemplateResponse)_serviceProxy.Execute(request);
    _processId = response.Id;

    // Verify success.
    // Retrieve the name of the workflow.
    ColumnSet cols = new ColumnSet("name");
    Workflow newWorkflow = (Workflow)_serviceProxy.Retrieve(Workflow.EntityLogicalName, response.Id, cols);
    if (newWorkflow.Name == "Workflow From Template")
        Console.WriteLine("Created {0}.", request.WorkflowName);


Message Availability

For this message to work, the caller must be connected to the server.


Pass an instance of this class to the Execute method, which returns an instance of CreateWorkflowFromTemplateResponse.

Privileges and Access Rights

To perform this action, the caller must have privileges on the workflow entity and access rights on the record specified in the WorkflowTemplateId property. For a complete list of the privileges required, see CreateWorkflowFromTemplate Privileges.


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

Development Platforms

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

Target Platforms

Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2012,Windows 7

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