Friday, July 27, 2012

CRM 4 how to retrieve custom attribute value in C#

DynamicEntity someEntity;
TargetRetrieveDynamic retrieveTarget = new TargetRetrieveDynamic();

retrieveTarget.EntityId = <id of entity>;
retrieveTarget.EntityName = EntityName.<entity name>.ToString();
RetrieveRequest retrieveRequest = new RetrieveRequest();
retrieveRequest.ColumnSet = new ColumnSet(new string[] { "your_custom_attribute" });
retrieveRequest.ReturnDynamicEntities = true;
retrieveRequest.Target = retrieveTarget;

RetrieveResponse retrieveResponse = (RetrieveResponse)service.Execute(retrieveRequest);
someEntity = retrieveResponse.BusinessEntity as DynamicEntity;

String result = (String)someEntity["your_custom_attribute"];
String value = result.Value.ToString();

CRM 4 Workflow error message details

In CRM 4 to get more info from workflow error than "An error has occurred" run this command against CRM database:

select Message from AsyncOperationBase
order by CreatedOn desc