Update employees

Update the properties of an employee object for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Business edition.

HTTP request

PATCH /financials/companies({id})/employees({id})

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json.
If-Match Required. When this request header is included and the eTag provided does not match the current tag on the employees, the employees will not be updated.

Request body

In the request body, supply the values for relevant fields that should be updated. Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance you shouldn't include existing values that haven't changed.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and an updated employees object in the response body.



Here is an example of the request.

PATCH https://api.financials.dynamics.com/v1.0/api/beta/companies({id})/employees({id})
Content-type: application/json

  "givenName": "Anthony",
  "phoneNumber": "0678-8712-3455"


Here is an example of the response.


The response object shown here may be truncated for brevity. All of the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

  "id": "id-value",
  "number": "AH",
  "displayName": "Anthony Hill",
  "givenName": "Anthony",
  "middleName": "",
  "surname": "Hill",
  "jobTitle": "Secretary",
  "address": {
    "street": "677 Fifth Avenue",
    "city": "New York",
    "state": "",
    "countryLetterCode": "",
    "postalCode": "10022"
  "phoneNumber": "0678-8712-3455",
  "mobilePhone": "4564-4564-7831",
  "email": "",
  "personalEmail": "ah@cronus-demosite.com",
  "employmentDate": "2001-06-01",
  "terminationDate": "0001-01-01",
  "status": "Active",
  "birthDate": "1973-12-12",
  "picture@odata.mediaReadLink": "https://api.financials.dynamics.com/v1.0/api/beta/companies({id})/employees({id})/picture",
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "2017-03-16T14:57:19.497Z" 

See also

Working with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Business edition in Microsoft Graph
Enabling the APIs for Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Endpoints for the APIs
Error Codes
Get employee
Post employee
Delete employee