UpdateAttributeRequest Class

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

Contains the data that is needed to update the definition of an attribute.

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


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


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.

// Modify the retrieved attribute
AttributeMetadata retrievedAttributeMetadata =
retrievedAttributeMetadata.DisplayName =
    new Label("Update String Attribute", _languageCode);

// Update an attribute retrieved via RetrieveAttributeRequest
UpdateAttributeRequest updateRequest = new UpdateAttributeRequest
    Attribute = retrievedAttributeMetadata,
    EntityName = Contact.EntityLogicalName,
    MergeLabels = false

// Execute the request

Console.WriteLine("Updated the attribute {0}.",
' Modify the retrieved attribute
Dim retrievedAttributeMetadata As AttributeMetadata = attributeResponse.AttributeMetadata
retrievedAttributeMetadata.DisplayName = New Label("Update String Attribute", _languageCode)

' Update an attribute retrieved via RetrieveAttributeRequest
Dim updateRequest As UpdateAttributeRequest = New UpdateAttributeRequest With {
 .Attribute = retrievedAttributeMetadata,
 .EntityName = Contact.EntityLogicalName,
 .MergeLabels = False}

' Execute the request

Console.WriteLine("Updated the attribute {0}.", retrievedAttributeMetadata.SchemaName)


Message Availability

For this message to work, the caller must be connected to the server.


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

Privileges and Access Rights

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

Notes for Callers

You must publish the changes to the metadata before this change will be visible in the application. For more information, see Publish Customizations

Inheritance Hierarchy


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.


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


UpdateAttributeRequest Members
Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Messages Namespace

Other Resources

Sample: Work with Attributes
Customize Entity Attribute Metadata
Extend the Metadata Model for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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