characteristic EntityType

Skills, education and certifications of resources.

Entity Set Path
[organization URI]/api/data/v9.0/characteristics
Base Type
Display Name
Primary Key
Primary Key Attribute
Operations Supported


Properties represent fields of data stored in the entity.Some properties are read-only.

Name Type Details
characteristicid Edm.Guid

Unique identifier of the characteristic.

Display Name: Characteristic

characteristictype Edm.Int32

Select the type of characteristic.

Display Name: Characteristic Type

Default Options
Value Label
1 Skill
2 Certification
createdon Edm.DateTimeOffset

Date and time when the record was created.

Display Name: Created On

Read Only
description Edm.String

Type a detailed description of the characteristic.

Display Name: Description

exchangerate Edm.Decimal

Exchange rate for the currency associated with the characteristic with respect to the base currency.

Display Name: ExchangeRate

Read Only
importsequencenumber Edm.Int32

Sequence number of the import that created this record.

Display Name: Import Sequence Number

modifiedon Edm.DateTimeOffset

Date and time when the record was modified.

Display Name: Modified On

Read Only
msdyn_requireapproval Edm.Boolean

Require approval

Display Name: Require Approval

Default Options
Value Label
1 Yes
0 No
name Edm.String

Type a name for the characteristic.

Display Name: Name

overriddencreatedon Edm.DateTimeOffset

Date and time that the record was migrated.

Display Name: Record Created On

statecode Edm.Int32

Status of the Characteristic

Display Name: Status

Default Options
Value Label
0 Active
1 Inactive
statuscode Edm.Int32

Reason for the status of the Characteristic

Display Name: Status Reason

Default Options
Value Label
1 Active
2 Inactive
timezoneruleversionnumber Edm.Int32

For internal use only.

Display Name: Time Zone Rule Version Number

utcconversiontimezonecode Edm.Int32

Time zone code that was in use when the record was created.

Display Name: UTC Conversion Time Zone Code

versionnumber Edm.Int64

Version Number

Display Name: Version Number

Read Only

Lookup Properties

Lookup properties are read-only, computed properties which contain entity primary key Edm.Guid data for one or more corresponding single-valued navigation properties. More information: Lookup properties and Retrieve data about lookup properties.

Name Single-valued navigation property Description
_createdby_value createdbyname

Unique identifier of the user who created the record.

_createdonbehalfby_value createdonbehalfbyname

Unique identifier of the delegate user who created the record.

_modifiedby_value modifiedbyname

Unique identifier of the user who modified the record.

_modifiedonbehalfby_value modifiedonbehalfbyname

Unique identifier of the delegate user who modified the record.

_ownerid_value ownerid

Owner Id

_owningbusinessunit_value owningbusinessunit

Unique identifier for the business unit that owns the record

_owningteam_value owningteam

Unique identifier for the team that owns the record.

_owninguser_value owninguser

Unique identifier for the user that owns the record.

_transactioncurrencyid_value transactioncurrencyid

Exchange rate for the currency associated with the Characteristic with respect to the base currency.

Single-valued navigation properties

Single-valued navigation properties represent lookup fields where a single entity can be referenced. Each single-valued navigation property has a corresponding partner collection-valued navigation property on the related entity.

Name Type Partner
createdbyname systemuser lk_characteristic_createdby
createdonbehalfbyname systemuser lk_characteristic_createdonbehalfby
modifiedbyname systemuser lk_characteristic_modifiedby
modifiedonbehalfbyname systemuser lk_characteristic_modifiedonbehalfby
ownerid principal owner_characteristic
owningbusinessunit businessunit business_unit_characteristic
owningteam team team_characteristic
owninguser systemuser user_characteristic
transactioncurrencyid transactioncurrency TransactionCurrency_characteristic

Collection-valued navigation properties

Collection-valued navigation properties represent collections of entities which may represent either a one-to-many (1:N) or many-to-many (N:N) relationship between the entities.

Name Type Partner
characteristic_AsyncOperations asyncoperation regardingobjectid_characteristic
characteristic_bookableresourcecharacteristic_Characteristic bookableresourcecharacteristic Characteristic
characteristic_BulkDeleteFailures bulkdeletefailure regardingobjectid_characteristic
characteristic_DuplicateBaseRecord duplicaterecord baserecordid_characteristic
characteristic_DuplicateMatchingRecord duplicaterecord duplicaterecordid_characteristic
characteristic_MailboxTrackingFolders mailboxtrackingfolder regardingobjectid_characteristic
characteristic_PrincipalObjectAttributeAccesses principalobjectattributeaccess objectid_characteristic
characteristic_ProcessSession processsession regardingobjectid_characteristic
Characteristic_SyncErrors syncerror regardingobjectid_characteristic_syncerror
msdyn_characteristic_msdyn_characteristicreqforteammember_characteristic msdyn_characteristicreqforteammember msdyn_characteristic
msdyn_characteristic_msdyn_incidenttypecharacteristic_Characteristic msdyn_incidenttypecharacteristic msdyn_characteristic
msdyn_characteristic_msdyn_requirementcharacteristic_characteristic msdyn_requirementcharacteristic msdyn_Characteristic
msdyn_characteristic_msdyn_rolecompetencyrequirement_characteristic msdyn_rolecompetencyrequirement msdyn_characteristic
msdyn_characteristic_msdyn_workordercharacteristic_Characteristic msdyn_workordercharacteristic msdyn_characteristic


The following operations can be used with the characteristic entity type.

Name Binding
GrantAccess Not Bound
ModifyAccess Not Bound
RetrievePrincipalAccess Not Bound
RetrieveSharedPrincipalsAndAccess Not Bound
RevokeAccess Not Bound


The following solutions include the characteristic entity type.

Name Description
Field Service Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service allows organizations of any size to deliver intelligent, world class field service, managing all aspects of the end-to-end field service management cycle. Features include scheduling, mobile, asset management, inventory control, customer notifications, and resource utilization controls that help maximize efficiency and minimize costs.
Universal Resource Scheduling The Universal Resource Scheduling solution provides the infrastructure to express resource requirements for any entity in the system and help staff those requirements with resources based on the availability and applicability of the resource for the requirement.
Scheduling Dynamics 365 workload for scheduling.
Project Service Automation Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation is an end-to-end solution that helps sales and delivery teams engage customers and deliver billable projects on time and within budget. Project Service gives you the tools you need to: Estimate, quote, and contract work; Plan and assign resources; Enable team collaboration; Capture time, expense, and progress data for real-time insights and accurate invoicing.

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