CRMProcess.RetrieveRightSteps Method

The RetrieveRightSteps method retrieves all of the steps that follow the specified step.


[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Function RetrieveRightSteps(
  ByVal Caller As CUserAuth,
  ByVal StepId As String,
  ByVal ColumnSetXML As String
) As String
public string RetrieveRightSteps(
  CUserAuth  Caller,
  string  StepId,
  string  ColumnSetXML
public: String* RetrieveRightSteps(
  CUserAuth*  Caller,
  String*  StepId,
  String*  ColumnSetXML



Specifies the identity of the caller. The caller must have the prvReadWorkflowProcess privilege to perform this action. See CUserAuth.


Specifies the ID of the step.


Specifies an XML string describing the set of columns that is to be retrieved. The field description cannot be included in the column set, and the parameter cannot be null. You can find the valid column names in wfstep.xsd. See also ColumnSetXML Schema.

Return Value

Returns a String type that specifies the XML data containing the set of steps that follow the specified step. The field description cannot be included in the column set, and the parameter cannot be null. The XML schema is described by wfstep.xsd.


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.Proxy.BizUser bizUser = new Microsoft.CRM.Proxy.BizUser ();
bizUser.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
bizUser.Url = strDir + "BizUser.srf";

// CRMProcess proxy object
Microsoft.CRM.Proxy.CRMProcess  process = new Microsoft.CRM.Proxy.CRMProcess();
process.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
process.Url = strDir + "CRMProcess.srf";

string strErrorMsg;
   Microsoft.CRM.Proxy.CUserAuth userAuth = bizUser.WhoAmI();

   string strStepId = "{72798DBF-7A8F-413B-AFEA-B85EF5363609}";

   // Set up the columns that you want to retrieve
   string strColumnSetXml = "<columnset>";
   strColumnSetXml += "<column>processid</column>";
   strColumnSetXml += "<column>description</column>";
   strColumnSetXml += "<column>name</column>";
   strColumnSetXml += "</columnset>";

   // Retrieve the right steps
   string strStepsXml = process.RetrieveRightSteps (userAuth, strStepId, strColumnSetXml);

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.Proxy

Assembly: microsoft.crm.proxy.dll

See Also

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