SendEmailFromTemplateRequest Class


Updated: November 29, 2016

Applies To: Dynamics 365 (online), Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016, Dynamics CRM Online

Contains the data that is needed to send an email message using a template.

For the Web API use the SendEmailFromTemplate Action.

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


[DataContractAttribute(Namespace = "")]
public sealed class SendEmailFromTemplateRequest : OrganizationRequest


Initializes a new instance of theSendEmailFromTemplateRequest class.


Gets or sets the structure that contains extra data. Optional.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)


Gets or sets the indexer for the Parameters collection.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)


Gets or sets the collection of parameters for the request. Required, but is supplied by derived classes.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)


Gets or sets the ID of the record with which the email message is associated.


Gets or sets the type of the record with which the email message is associated.


Gets or sets the ID of an asynchronous operation (system job). Optional. (Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)


Gets or sets the name of the request. Required, but is supplied by derived classes.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)


Gets or sets the email record to send.


Gets or sets the ID of the email template to use for the email.


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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 SendEmailFromTemplateResponse.

Privileges and Access Rights

To perform this action, the caller must have privileges on the Email entity and access rights on the records specified in the Target, RegardingId and TemplateId properties. For a complete list of the privileges required, see SendEmailFromTemplate message privileges.

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 the 'From:' activity party for the email
ActivityParty fromParty = new ActivityParty
    PartyId = new EntityReference(SystemUser.EntityLogicalName, _userId)

// Create the 'To:' activity party for the email
ActivityParty toParty = new ActivityParty
    PartyId = new EntityReference(Contact.EntityLogicalName, _contactId)

Console.WriteLine("Created activity parties.");

// Create an e-mail message.
Email email = new Email
    To = new ActivityParty[] { toParty },
    From = new ActivityParty[] { fromParty },
    Subject = "SDK Sample e-mail",
    Description = "SDK Sample for SendEmailFromTemplate Message.",
    DirectionCode = true

//Create a query expression to get one of Email Template of type "contact"

QueryExpression queryBuildInTemplates = new QueryExpression{
    EntityName = "template",
    ColumnSet = new ColumnSet("templateid", "templatetypecode"),
    Criteria = new FilterExpression()
    ConditionOperator.Equal, "contact");
EntityCollection templateEntityCollection = _serviceProxy.RetrieveMultiple(queryBuildInTemplates);

if (templateEntityCollection.Entities.Count > 0) 
    _templateId = (Guid)templateEntityCollection.Entities[0].Attributes["templateid"];
    throw new ArgumentException("Standard Email Templates are missing");

// Create the request
SendEmailFromTemplateRequest emailUsingTemplateReq = new SendEmailFromTemplateRequest
    Target = email,

    // Use a built-in Email Template of type "contact".
    TemplateId = _templateId,

    // The regarding Id is required, and must be of the same type as the Email Template.
    RegardingId = _contactId,
    RegardingType = Contact.EntityLogicalName

SendEmailFromTemplateResponse emailUsingTemplateResp = (SendEmailFromTemplateResponse)_serviceProxy.Execute(emailUsingTemplateReq);

// Verify that the e-mail has been created
_emailId = emailUsingTemplateResp.Id;
if (!_emailId.Equals(Guid.Empty))
    Console.WriteLine("Successfully sent an e-mail message using the template.");

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

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