RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest Class

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Contains the data that is needed to retrieve metadata information about all the entities.

Namespace: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Messages
Assembly: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk (in Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
<DataContractAttribute(Namespace:="http://schemas.microsoft.com/xrm/2011/Contracts")> _
Public NotInheritable Class RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest
    Inherits OrganizationRequest
[DataContractAttribute(Namespace="http://schemas.microsoft.com/xrm/2011/Contracts")] 
public sealed class RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest : OrganizationRequest

Example

The following example shows how to use this message. For this sample to work correctly, you must be connected to the server to get an IOrganizationService interface. For the complete sample, see the link later in this topic.

              RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest request = new RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest()
              {
                  EntityFilters = EntityFilters.Entity,
                  RetrieveAsIfPublished = true
              };

              // Retrieve the MetaData.
              RetrieveAllEntitiesResponse response = (RetrieveAllEntitiesResponse)_serviceProxy.Execute(request);
              

              // Create an instance of StreamWriter to write text to a file.
              // The using statement also closes the StreamWriter.
// To view this file, right click the file and choose open with Excel. 
// Excel will figure out the schema and display the information in columns.

              String filename = String.Concat("EntityInfo.xml");
              using (StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(filename))
              {
                  // Create Xml Writer.
                  XmlTextWriter metadataWriter = new XmlTextWriter(sw);

                  // Start Xml File.
                  metadataWriter.WriteStartDocument();

                  // Metadata Xml Node.
                  metadataWriter.WriteStartElement("Metadata");

                  foreach (EntityMetadata currentEntity in response.EntityMetadata)
                  {
                      //if (currentEntity.IsIntersect.Value == false)
                      if (true)
                      {
                          // Start Entity Node
                          metadataWriter.WriteStartElement("Entity");

                          // Write the Entity's Information.
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("EntityLogicalName", currentEntity.LogicalName);
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("OTC", currentEntity.ObjectTypeCode.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("OwnershipType", currentEntity.OwnershipType.Value.ToString());
                          if (currentEntity.DisplayName.UserLocalizedLabel != null)
                              metadataWriter.WriteElementString("DisplayName", currentEntity.DisplayName.UserLocalizedLabel.Label);
                          if (currentEntity.DisplayCollectionName.UserLocalizedLabel != null)
                              metadataWriter.WriteElementString("DisplayCollectionName", currentEntity.DisplayCollectionName.UserLocalizedLabel.Label);

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("AutoRouteToOwnerQueue", currentEntity.AutoRouteToOwnerQueue.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanBeInManyToMany", currentEntity.CanBeInManyToMany.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanBePrimaryEntityInRelationship", currentEntity.CanBePrimaryEntityInRelationship.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanBeRelatedEntityInRelationship", currentEntity.CanBeRelatedEntityInRelationship.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanCreateAttributes", currentEntity.CanCreateAttributes.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanCreateCharts", currentEntity.CanCreateCharts.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanCreateForms", currentEntity.CanCreateForms.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanCreateViews", currentEntity.CanCreateViews.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanModifyAdditionalSettings", currentEntity.CanModifyAdditionalSettings.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanTriggerWorkflow", currentEntity.CanTriggerWorkflow.Value.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsActivity", currentEntity.IsActivity.Value.ToString());
                          //metadataWriter.WriteElementString("ActivityTypeMask", currentEntity.ActivityTypeMask.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsActivityParty", currentEntity.IsActivityParty.Value.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsAuditEnabled", currentEntity.IsAuditEnabled.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsAvailableOffline", currentEntity.IsAvailableOffline.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsChildEntity", currentEntity.IsChildEntity.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsConnectionsEnabled", currentEntity.IsConnectionsEnabled.ManagedPropertyLogicalName.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsCustomEntity", currentEntity.IsCustomEntity.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsCustomizable", currentEntity.IsCustomizable.Value.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsDocumentManagementEnabled", currentEntity.IsDocumentManagementEnabled.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsDuplicateDetectionEnabled", currentEntity.IsDuplicateDetectionEnabled.Value.ToString());
                          if (currentEntity.IsEnabledForCharts != null)
                              metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsEnabledForCharts", currentEntity.IsEnabledForCharts.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsImportable", currentEntity.IsImportable.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsIntersect", currentEntity.IsIntersect.Value.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsMailMergeEnabled", currentEntity.IsMailMergeEnabled.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsManaged", currentEntity.IsManaged.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsMappable", currentEntity.IsMappable.Value.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsReadingPaneEnabled", currentEntity.IsReadingPaneEnabled.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsRenameable", currentEntity.IsRenameable.Value.ToString()); 
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsValidForAdvancedFind", currentEntity.IsValidForAdvancedFind.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsValidForQueue", currentEntity.IsValidForQueue.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsVisibleInMobile", currentEntity.IsVisibleInMobile.Value.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("PrimaryIdAttribute", currentEntity.PrimaryIdAttribute);
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("PrimaryNameAttribute", currentEntity.PrimaryNameAttribute);
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("ReportViewName", currentEntity.ReportViewName);
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("RecurrenceBaseEntityLogicalName", currentEntity.RecurrenceBaseEntityLogicalName);
                          if (currentEntity.Description.UserLocalizedLabel != null)
                              metadataWriter.WriteElementString("Description", currentEntity.Description.UserLocalizedLabel.Label);



                          // End Entity Node
                          metadataWriter.WriteEndElement();
                      }
                  }

                  // End Metadata Xml Node
                  metadataWriter.WriteEndElement();
                  metadataWriter.WriteEndDocument();

                  // Close xml writer.
                  metadataWriter.Close();
              }




             Console.WriteLine("Done.");
Dim request As New RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest() With {
 .EntityFilters = EntityFilters.Entity,
 .RetrieveAsIfPublished = True
}

' Retrieve the MetaData.
Dim response As RetrieveAllEntitiesResponse = CType(_serviceProxy.Execute(request), RetrieveAllEntitiesResponse)


' Create an instance of StreamWriter to write text to a file.
' The using statement also closes the StreamWriter.
' To view this file, right click the file and choose open with Excel. 
' Excel will figure out the schema and display the information in columns.

Dim filename As String = String.Concat("EntityInfo.xml")
Using sw As New StreamWriter(filename)
 ' Create Xml Writer.
 Dim metadataWriter As New XmlTextWriter(sw)

 ' Start Xml File.
 metadataWriter.WriteStartDocument()

 ' Metadata Xml Node.
 metadataWriter.WriteStartElement("Metadata")

 For Each currentEntity As EntityMetadata In response.EntityMetadata
  'if (currentEntity.IsIntersect.Value == false)
  If True Then
   ' Start Entity Node
   metadataWriter.WriteStartElement("Entity")

   ' Write the Entity's Information.
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("EntityLogicalName", currentEntity.LogicalName)
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("OTC", currentEntity.ObjectTypeCode.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("OwnershipType", currentEntity.OwnershipType.Value.ToString())
   If currentEntity.DisplayName.UserLocalizedLabel IsNot Nothing Then
    metadataWriter.WriteElementString("DisplayName", currentEntity.DisplayName.UserLocalizedLabel.Label)
   End If
   If currentEntity.DisplayCollectionName.UserLocalizedLabel IsNot Nothing Then
    metadataWriter.WriteElementString("DisplayCollectionName", currentEntity.DisplayCollectionName.UserLocalizedLabel.Label)
   End If

   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("AutoRouteToOwnerQueue", currentEntity.AutoRouteToOwnerQueue.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanBeInManyToMany", currentEntity.CanBeInManyToMany.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanBePrimaryEntityInRelationship", currentEntity.CanBePrimaryEntityInRelationship.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanBeRelatedEntityInRelationship", currentEntity.CanBeRelatedEntityInRelationship.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanCreateAttributes", currentEntity.CanCreateAttributes.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanCreateCharts", currentEntity.CanCreateCharts.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanCreateForms", currentEntity.CanCreateForms.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanCreateViews", currentEntity.CanCreateViews.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanModifyAdditionalSettings", currentEntity.CanModifyAdditionalSettings.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanTriggerWorkflow", currentEntity.CanTriggerWorkflow.Value.ToString())

   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsActivity", currentEntity.IsActivity.Value.ToString())
   'metadataWriter.WriteElementString("ActivityTypeMask", currentEntity.ActivityTypeMask.ToString());

   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsActivityParty", currentEntity.IsActivityParty.Value.ToString())

   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsAuditEnabled", currentEntity.IsAuditEnabled.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsAvailableOffline", currentEntity.IsAvailableOffline.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsChildEntity", currentEntity.IsChildEntity.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsConnectionsEnabled", currentEntity.IsConnectionsEnabled.ManagedPropertyLogicalName.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsCustomEntity", currentEntity.IsCustomEntity.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsCustomizable", currentEntity.IsCustomizable.Value.ToString())

   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsDocumentManagementEnabled", currentEntity.IsDocumentManagementEnabled.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsDuplicateDetectionEnabled", currentEntity.IsDuplicateDetectionEnabled.Value.ToString())
   If currentEntity.IsEnabledForCharts IsNot Nothing Then
    metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsEnabledForCharts", currentEntity.IsEnabledForCharts.Value.ToString())
   End If
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsImportable", currentEntity.IsImportable.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsIntersect", currentEntity.IsIntersect.Value.ToString())

   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsMailMergeEnabled", currentEntity.IsMailMergeEnabled.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsManaged", currentEntity.IsManaged.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsMappable", currentEntity.IsMappable.Value.ToString())

   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsReadingPaneEnabled", currentEntity.IsReadingPaneEnabled.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsRenameable", currentEntity.IsRenameable.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsValidForAdvancedFind", currentEntity.IsValidForAdvancedFind.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsValidForQueue", currentEntity.IsValidForQueue.Value.ToString())
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsVisibleInMobile", currentEntity.IsVisibleInMobile.Value.ToString())

   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("PrimaryIdAttribute", currentEntity.PrimaryIdAttribute)
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("PrimaryNameAttribute", currentEntity.PrimaryNameAttribute)
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("ReportViewName", currentEntity.ReportViewName)
   metadataWriter.WriteElementString("RecurrenceBaseEntityLogicalName", currentEntity.RecurrenceBaseEntityLogicalName)
   If currentEntity.Description.UserLocalizedLabel IsNot Nothing Then
    metadataWriter.WriteElementString("Description", currentEntity.Description.UserLocalizedLabel.Label)
   End If



   ' End Entity Node
   metadataWriter.WriteEndElement()
  End If
 Next currentEntity

 ' End Metadata Xml Node
 metadataWriter.WriteEndElement()
 metadataWriter.WriteEndDocument()

 ' Close xml writer.
 metadataWriter.Close()
End Using




Console.WriteLine("Done.")

Remarks

Message Availability

This message works regardless whether the caller is connected to the server or offline.

Usage

Pass an instance of this class to the Execute method, which returns an instance of RetrieveAllEntitiesResponse.

Privileges and Access Rights

To perform this action, the caller must have privileges listed in RetrieveAllEntities Privileges.

Notes for Callers

This request returns a large amount of data and may take significant time to return all the data. When there are a large number of customizations it is possible that this request could fail due to time limitations using Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

Use the RetrieveMetadataChangesRequest to request just the metadata you need. Otherwise, use EntityFilters.Entity as the EntityFilters parameter to minimize the amount of data retrieved. Then, using the LogicalName returned for each entity, use the RetrieveEntityRequest class to for each entity that you need metadata for. Splitting up the requests can reduce the chance that your request will time out.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
   Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.OrganizationRequest
    Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Messages.RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Platforms

Development Platforms

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 (All Versions), Windows 8 (All Versions)

Target Platforms

Windows Server 2008, ,Windows Server 2012, ,Windows 7 (All Versions),

Change History

See Also

Reference

RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest Members
Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Messages Namespace

Other Resources

Sample: Dump Entity Metadata to a File
Sample: Dump Entity Relationship Information to a File
Sample: Dump Entity Privilege Information to a File
Query and Capture Changes to Metadata
Customize Entity Metadata

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