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FetchXmlToQueryExpressionRequest Class

Contains the data that is needed to convert a query in FetchXML to a QueryExpression.

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

public sealed class FetchXmlToQueryExpressionRequest : 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.

// Create a Fetch query that we will convert into a query expression.
var fetchXml =
    @"<fetch mapping='logical' version='1.0'>
     <entity name='opportunity'>
      <attribute name='name' />
       <condition attribute='estimatedclosedate' operator='next-x-fiscal-years' value='3' />
      <link-entity name='account' from='accountid' to='customerid'>
       <link-entity name='contact' from='parentcustomerid' to='accountid'>
        <attribute name='fullname' />
         <condition attribute='address1_city' operator='eq' value='Bellevue' />
         <condition attribute='address1_stateorprovince' operator='eq' value='WA' />

// Run the query with the FetchXML.
var fetchExpression = new FetchExpression(fetchXml);
EntityCollection fetchResult =
Console.WriteLine("\nOutput for query as FetchXML:");

// Convert the FetchXML into a query expression.
var conversionRequest = new FetchXmlToQueryExpressionRequest
    FetchXml = fetchXml

var conversionResponse =

// Use the newly converted query expression to make a retrieve multiple
// request to Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
QueryExpression queryExpression = conversionResponse.Query;

EntityCollection result = _serviceProxy.RetrieveMultiple(queryExpression);

// Display the results.
Console.WriteLine("\nOutput for query after conversion to QueryExpression:");

Message Availability

This message works regardless whether the caller is connected to the server or offline.


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

Privileges and Access Rights

For a complete list of the required privileges, see FetchXmlToQueryExpression Privileges.

Notes for Callers

The use of the keyword Distinct in query expressions is different from the FetchXML query language. When mapping a query from Fetch to QueryExpression, results will not be consistent if the Distinct keyword is used in the FetchXML string.


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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