Sample: Retrieve multiple with the QueryExpression class

This sample shows how to retrieve multiple entities using the IOrganizationService.RetrieveMultiple(QueryBase) method with QueryExpression along with their related entity columns. You can download the sample from here.

How to run this sample

  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 Common Data Service instance 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 Common Data Service instance 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.

Those samples in this repo that require a connection to a Common Data Service instance to run will include a linked reference to the cds/App.config file.

What this sample does

The QueryExpression class is intended to be used in a scenario where it contains a complex query expressed in a hierarchy of expressions.

How this sample works

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


  1. Checks for the current version of the org.


  1. Creates multiple accounts with primary contacts.
  2. The QueryExpression class creates a query expression specifying the link entity alias and the columns of the link entity that you want to return.

Clean up

  1. No clean up is required.