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CreateEntityRequest Class

Contains the data that is needed to create a custom entity, and optionally, to add it to a specified unmanaged solution.

Namespace: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Messages
Assembly: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk (in Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll)

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.

The _customEntityName value is “new_BankAccount”.

CreateEntityRequest createrequest = new CreateEntityRequest

 //Define the entity
 Entity = new EntityMetadata
  SchemaName = _customEntityName,
  DisplayName = new Label("Bank Account", 1033),
  DisplayCollectionName = new Label("Bank Accounts", 1033),
  Description = new Label("An entity to store information about customer bank accounts", 1033),
  OwnershipType = OwnershipTypes.UserOwned,
  IsActivity = false,


 // Define the primary attribute for the entity
 PrimaryAttribute = new StringAttributeMetadata
  SchemaName = "new_accountname",
  RequiredLevel = new AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
  MaxLength = 100,
  FormatName = StringFormatName.Text,
  DisplayName = new Label("Account Name", 1033),
  Description = new Label("The primary attribute for the Bank Account entity.", 1033)

Console.WriteLine("The bank account entity has been created.");

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 the CreateEntityResponse class.

Privileges and Access Rights

To perform this action, the caller must have the required privileges, as listed in CreateEntity Privileges.

Notes for Callers

When you programmatically create a custom entity, it does not appear in the application navigation pane unless you edit the SiteMap to display the entity in the location where you want it displayed. Alternatively, in the application edit the entity properties to set Areas that display this entity to the location where you want the entity displayed. For more information, see Change Application Navigation Using the SiteMap.


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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