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CRMActivity.RetrieveByParty Method

CRM 1.0

The RetrieveByParty method retrieves all activities for a given activity party.


[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Function RetrieveByParty(
  ByVal Caller As CUserAuth,
  ByVal Party As CObjectName,
  ByVal StartDate As String,
  ByVal EndDate As String,
  ByVal ActivityTypeCode As ObjectType(),
  ByVal ActivityStateCode As ACTIVITY_STATE(),
  ByVal PartyTypeCode As ACTIVITY_PARTY_TYPE(),
  ByVal ColumnSetXml As String
) As String
public string RetrieveByParty(
  CUserAuth  Caller,
  CObjectName  Party,
  string  StartDate,
  string  EndDate,
  ObjectType[]  ActivityTypeCode,
  ACTIVITY_STATE[]  ActivityStateCode,
  string  ColumnSetXml
public: String* RetrieveByParty(
  CUserAuth*  Caller,
  CObjectName*  Party,
  String*  StartDate,
  String*  EndDate,
  ObjectType  ActivityTypeCode __gc[],
  ACTIVITY_STATE  ActivityStateCode __gc[],
  ACTIVITY_PARTY_TYPE  PartyTypeCode __gc[],
  String*  ColumnSetXml



Specifies the identity of the caller. To perform this action, the caller must have the prvReadActivity privilege and access rights on the objects being retrieved. See CUserAuth.


Specifies the party to find. See CObjectName.


Specifies the start date. Use this to retrieve activities that happen after this date. See Remarks.


Specifies the end date. Use this to retrieve activities that happen before this date. See Remarks.


Retrieves the types of activities specified in this array.


Retrieves activities in the states specified in this array. See ACTIVITY_STATE.


Retrieves activities for the party types specified in this array. See ACTIVITY_PARTY_TYPE.


Specifies an XML string describing the set of columns to be retrieved. Passing an empty string or null returns all columns (Nothing or "" in VB .NET). You can find the valid column names in activity.xsd. See also ColumnSetXML Schema.

Return Value

Returns a String type that specifies the XML data containing the requested activities. The fields that are returned depend on what fields are specified in the ColumnSetXml parameter. This XML string is in the format

<activities> + activity1..N + </activities>

where the XML schema for each activity is described by activity.xsd.


The date format used by Microsoft CRM is a universal sortable date and time format. For example, one possible date format is "yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss".

Unlike the Retrieve method, the XML string returned from this method may contain multiple objects. If no objects are returned the method simply returns an XML document for the object type with no data.

The XML string returned from this method does not contain elements for fields where the value is null or contains empty strings. This improves performance by not sending more XML data than is necessary from the server to the client.

If there is an error, SOAP throws an exception and the error message is reported in System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException.Detail.OuterXml.

All IDs passed to the platform are GUIDs wrapped in braces. For example: {6522D89A-A752-4455-A2B0-51494C6957C3}


// strServer should be set with the name of the platform Web server
string strServer = "myservername";

// virtualDirectory should be set with the name of the Microsoft CRM
// virtual directory on the platform Web server
string virtualDirectory = "mscrmservices";
string strDir = "http://" + strServer + "/" + virtualDirectory + "/";

// BizUser proxy object
Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.BizUser bizUser = new Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.BizUser ();
bizUser.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
bizUser.Url = strDir + "BizUser.srf";

// CRMActivity proxy object
Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CRMActivity activity = new Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CRMActivity ();
activity.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
activity.Url = strDir + "CRMActivity.srf";

string strErrorMsg;
string strLeadId = "{75682232-E34F-47E1-8998-F0818D1E1CBD}";
   Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CUserAuth userAuth = bizUser.WhoAmI();

   // Set up the columns that you want to retrieve
   string strColumnSetXml = "<columnset>";
   strColumnSetXml += "<column>activityid</column>";
   strColumnSetXml += "<column>activitytypecode</column>";
   strColumnSetXml += "</columnset>";

   Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CObjectName objName = new Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CObjectName();
   objName.Id = strLeadId;
   objName.Type =Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.ObjectType.otLead;

   Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.ObjectType[] activityTypes = new Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.ObjectType[2];
   activityTypes[0] = Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.ObjectType.otLetterActivity;
   activityTypes[1] = Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.ObjectType.otActivity;

   Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.ACTIVITY_STATE[] activityStates = new Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.ACTIVITY_STATE[1];
   activityStates[0] = Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.ACTIVITY_STATE.ACTS_OPEN;

   Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.ACTIVITY_PARTY_TYPE[] activityPartyTypes = new Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.ACTIVITY_PARTY_TYPE[2];
   activityPartyTypes[0] = Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.ACTIVITY_PARTY_TYPE.ACTIVITY_PARTY_OWNER;
   activityPartyTypes[1] = Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.ACTIVITY_PARTY_TYPE.ACTIVITY_PARTY_ORGANIZER;

   // Retrieve all the activities for the specified object
   // This example has no start date nor end date specified
   string strActivityXml = activity.RetrieveByParty(userAuth, objName, "", "", activityTypes, activityStates, activityPartyTypes, strColumnSetXml);
catch (System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException err)
   // Process the platform error here
   strErrorMsg = ("ErrorMessage: " + err.Message + " " + err.Detail.OuterXml + " Source: " + err.Source );
catch (Exception err)
   // Process other errors here
   strErrorMsg = ("ErrorMessage: " + err.Message );


Namespace: Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy

Assembly: Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.dll

See Also

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