BizUser.UpdateAndRetrieve Method

The UpdateAndRetrieve method updates user information and then retrieves it.


[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Function UpdateAndRetrieve(
  ByVal Caller As CUserAuth,
  ByVal UserId As String,
  ByVal InUserXML As String
) As String
public string UpdateAndRetrieve(
  CUserAuth  Caller,
  string  UserId,
  string  InUserXML
public: String* UpdateAndRetrieve(
  CUserAuth*  Caller,
  String*  UserId,
  String*  InUserXML



Specifies the identity of the caller. To perform this action, the caller must have the prvWriteUser and prvReadUser privileges and access rights on the object to be updated. See CUserAuth.


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


Specifies an XML string containing the user information. The XML schema is described by systemuser.xsd.

Return Value

Returns a String type that specifies the XML data containing the now updated user information. The XML schema is described by systemuser.xsd.


The following fields cannot be updated by using the UpdateAndRetrieve method: BusinessUnitId, ParentSystemUserId, and IsDisabled. Use the SetBusiness, SetParent, and Disable methods to update these fields.

The XML string returned from this method does not contain elements for fields where the value is null or contains empty strings. This improves performance by not sending more XML data than is necessary from the server to the client.

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}";
   Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CUserAuth userAuth = bizUser.WhoAmI();

   // Set up the XML string to update the user
   string strUserXml = "<systemuser><internalemailaddress></internalemailaddress></systemuser>";

   // Update and then retrieve the user information
   string strNewUserXml = bizUser.UpdateAndRetrieve(userAuth, strUserId, strUserXml);
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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