Use the IOrganization web service in a custom workflow activity


Applies To: Dynamics CRM 2013

To call Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 or Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online organization web service methods from within a custom workflow activity, you must first obtain a reference to the web service. This is described in the following procedure and sample code.

  1. Get a reference to IOrganizationServiceFactory.

  2. Use the IOrganizationServiceFactory.CreateOrganizationService method to create an instance of IOrganizationService.

  3. Use the IOrganizationService instance to call the supported methods.


The following sample shows how to get the IOrganizationService from within the Execute method of your custom workflow activity.

protected override void Execute(CodeActivityContext executionContext)
   // Get the context service.
   IWorkflowContext context = executionContext.GetExtension<IWorkflowContext>();
   IOrganizationServiceFactory serviceFactory = executionContext.GetExtension<IOrganizationServiceFactory>();

   // Use the context service to create an instance of IOrganizationService.
   IOrganizationService _orgService = serviceFactory.CreateOrganizationService(context.InitiatingUserId);

   // Use the service reference to call web methods.

See Also

Custom workflow activities (workflow assemblies)
Register and use a custom workflow activity assembly
Sample: Create a custom workflow activity
Use the IOrganizationService web service to read and write data or metadata
Organization service methods