BizUser.SetBusiness Method

The SetBusiness method moves a user to a different business unit. If the ReassignId value is provided, the objects that had been assigned to the specified user are assigned to that ID value. If any of the user's direct reports are no longer in the new business unit hierarchy after the user is moved, these direct reports are updated to report to the user's previous manager. If the user has been moved out of his or her manager's business unit hierarchy, the user's manager is set to null.


[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Sub SetBusiness(
  ByVal Caller As CUserAuth,
  ByVal UserId As String,
  ByVal BusinessId As String,
  ByVal ReassignId As CSecurityPrincipal
public void SetBusiness(
  CUserAuth  Caller,
  string  UserId,
  string  BusinessId,
  CSecurityPrincipal  ReassignId
public: void SetBusiness(
  CUserAuth*  Caller,
  String*  UserId,
  String*  BusinessId,
  CSecurityPrincipal*  ReassignId



Specifies the identity of the caller. To perform this action, the caller must have the prvReparentUser privilege and access rights on the object to be modified. See CUserAuth.


Specifies the ID of the user. This ID is specified by the platform and obtained at creation time.


Specifies the ID of the business unit to which the user is moved. This ID is specified by the platform and obtained at creation time.


Specifies the target team or user to which the objects of the user are to be assigned. If ReassignId is a NULL or an empty string, an error occurs.

Return Value

No return value.


If there is an error, SOAP throws an exception and the error message is reported in System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException.Detail.OuterXml.

All IDs passed to the platform are GUIDs wrapped in braces. For example: {6522D89A-A752-4455-A2B0-51494C6957C3}


// strServer should be set with the name of the platform Web server
string strServer = "myservername";

// virtualDirectory should be set with the name of the Microsoft CRM
// virtual directory on the platform Web server
string virtualDirectory = "mscrmservices";
string strDir = "http://" + strServer + "/" + virtualDirectory + "/";

// BizUser proxy object
Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.BizUser bizUser = new Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.BizUser ();
bizUser.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
bizUser.Url = strDir + "BizUser.srf";

string strErrorMsg;
string strUserId = "{ECF99EF1-3858-4E06-ABD9-EBFE526BF9FF}";
string strAnotherUserID = "{F9920C07-EE2A-4616-A7EC-1E9D280CF535}";
string strBizID = "{0876468B-8FC4-4381-8D81-C0B4D05E9386}";
   Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CUserAuth userAuth = bizUser.WhoAmI();

   // Create a new security principal
   Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CSecurityPrincipal securityPrincipal = new    Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CSecurityPrincipal();
   securityPrincipal.Id = strAnotherUserID;
   securityPrincipal.Type = Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.SecurityPrincipalType.sptUser;

   // Reassign the user to the second business
   // All of the objects owned by the user will be assigend to the specified security principal
   bizUser.SetBusiness(userAuth, strUserID, strBizID, securityPrincipal);
catch (System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException err)
   // Process the platform error here
   strErrorMsg = ("ErrorMessage: " + err.Message + " " + err.Detail.OuterXml + " Source: " + err.Source );
catch (Exception err)
   // Process other errors here
   strErrorMsg = ("ErrorMessage: " + err.Message );


Namespace: Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy

Assembly: Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.dll

See Also

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