Sample: Work with views

This sample shows how to perform various actions on views. You can download the sample from here.


This sample applies to both Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (on-premises) and Dataverse.

How to run this sample

To obtain a local copy of all samples and build them, do the following:

  1. Download or clone the Samples repo so that you have a local copy.
  2. (Optional) Edit the cds/App.config file to define a connection string specifying the instance/organization you want to connect to.
  3. Open the sample solution in Visual Studio and press F5 to run the sample. After you specify a connection string in cds/App.config, any sample you run will use that connection information.

If you do not specify a connection string in cds/App.config file, a dialog will open each time you run the sample and you will need to enter information about which instance/org you want to connect to and which credentials you want to use. This dialog will cache previous connections so that you can choose a previously used connection.

What this sample does

The IOrganizationService message is intended to be used in a scenario where it contains data that provides programmatic access to the metadata and data for an organization.

How this sample works

In order to simulate the scenario described in What this sample does, the sample will do the following:


Checks for the current version of the org.


  1. The layoutXml method creates a layout for the view on the account entity.
  2. The fetchXml method creates a view on the account entity.
  3. The SavedQuery method saves the newly created view.

Clean up

Display an option to delete the records created in the Setup. The deletion is optional in case you want to examine the entities and data created by the sample. You can manually delete the records to achieve the same result.

See also

Customize Entity Views in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement
SavedQuery Entity


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