CreateAttributeRequest Class

 

Applies To: Dynamics CRM 2015

Contains the data that is needed to create a new attribute, and optionally, to add it to a specified unmanaged solution.

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

Inheritance Hierarchy

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

Syntax

[DataContractAttribute(Namespace = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/xrm/2011/Contracts")]
public sealed class CreateAttributeRequest : OrganizationRequest
[DataContractAttribute(Namespace = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/xrm/2011/Contracts")]
public ref class CreateAttributeRequest sealed : OrganizationRequest
[<Sealed>]
[<DataContractAttribute(Namespace = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/xrm/2011/Contracts")>]
type CreateAttributeRequest = 
    class
        inherit OrganizationRequest
    end
<DataContractAttribute(Namespace := "http://schemas.microsoft.com/xrm/2011/Contracts")>
Public NotInheritable Class CreateAttributeRequest
    Inherits OrganizationRequest

Constructors

Name Description
System_CAPS_pubmethod CreateAttributeRequest()

Initializes a new instance of the CreateAttributeRequest class.

Properties

Name Description
System_CAPS_pubproperty Attribute

Gets or sets the definition of the attribute type that you want to create. Required.

System_CAPS_pubproperty EntityName

Gets or sets the name of the entity for which you want to create an attribute. Required.

System_CAPS_pubproperty ExtensionData

Gets or sets the structure that contains extra data. Optional.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty Item[String]

Gets or sets the indexer for the Parameters collection.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty Parameters

Gets or sets the collection of parameters for the request. Required, but is supplied by derived classes.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty RequestId

Gets or sets the ID of an asynchronous operation (system job). Optional. (Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty RequestName

Gets or sets the name of the request. Required, but is supplied by derived classes.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty SolutionUniqueName

Gets or sets the name of the unmanaged solution to which you want to add this attribute. Optional.

Methods

Name Description
System_CAPS_pubmethod Equals(Object)

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetHashCode()

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetType()

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString()

(Inherited from Object.)

Remarks

Message Availability

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

Usage

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

Privileges and Access Rights

To perform this action, the caller must have the required privileges, as listed in CreateAttribute message privileges.

Notes for Callers

This message cannot be used to create a LookupAttributeMetadata attribute. Use the CreateOneToManyRequest message to create an entity relationship that includes the lookup attribute.

Supported Entities

You can only add attributes to customizable entities where the managed property CanCreateAttributes is true.

Examples

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.

This code defines the AttributeMetadata for a number of different types of attributes and adds them to a List<AttributeMetadata>. At the end of the code, the CreateAttributeRequest class prepares the request, and the attribute is created by using the Execute method.

This code sample assumes that the current customization prefix is ‘new’ because that is the default customization prefix for the organization solution publisher. You should use the customization prefix for the solution publisher that makes sense for the solution context in which you work.


// Create storage for new attributes being created
addedAttributes = new List<AttributeMetadata>();

// Create a boolean attribute
BooleanAttributeMetadata boolAttribute = new BooleanAttributeMetadata
{
    // Set base properties
    SchemaName = "new_boolean",
    DisplayName = new Label("Sample Boolean", _languageCode),
    RequiredLevel = new AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
    Description = new Label("Boolean Attribute", _languageCode),
    // Set extended properties
    OptionSet = new BooleanOptionSetMetadata(
        new OptionMetadata(new Label("True", _languageCode), 1),
        new OptionMetadata(new Label("False", _languageCode), 0)
        )
};

// Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(boolAttribute);

// Create a date time attribute
DateTimeAttributeMetadata dtAttribute = new DateTimeAttributeMetadata
{
    // Set base properties
    SchemaName = "new_datetime",
    DisplayName = new Label("Sample DateTime", _languageCode),
    RequiredLevel = new AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
    Description = new Label("DateTime Attribute", _languageCode),
    // Set extended properties
    Format = DateTimeFormat.DateOnly,
    ImeMode = ImeMode.Disabled
};

// Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(dtAttribute);

// Create a decimal attribute   
DecimalAttributeMetadata decimalAttribute = new DecimalAttributeMetadata
{
    // Set base properties
    SchemaName = "new_decimal",
    DisplayName = new Label("Sample Decimal", _languageCode),
    RequiredLevel = new AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
    Description = new Label("Decimal Attribute", _languageCode),
    // Set extended properties
    MaxValue = 100,
    MinValue = 0,
    Precision = 1
};

// Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(decimalAttribute);

// Create a integer attribute   
IntegerAttributeMetadata integerAttribute = new IntegerAttributeMetadata
{
    // Set base properties
    SchemaName = "new_integer",
    DisplayName = new Label("Sample Integer", _languageCode),
    RequiredLevel = new AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
    Description = new Label("Integer Attribute", _languageCode),
    // Set extended properties
    Format = IntegerFormat.None,
    MaxValue = 100,
    MinValue = 0
};

// Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(integerAttribute);

// Create a memo attribute 
MemoAttributeMetadata memoAttribute = new MemoAttributeMetadata
{
    // Set base properties
    SchemaName = "new_memo",
    DisplayName = new Label("Sample Memo", _languageCode),
    RequiredLevel = new AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
    Description = new Label("Memo Attribute", _languageCode),
    // Set extended properties
    Format = StringFormat.TextArea,
    ImeMode = ImeMode.Disabled,
    MaxLength = 500
};

// Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(memoAttribute);

// Create a money attribute 
MoneyAttributeMetadata moneyAttribute = new MoneyAttributeMetadata
{
    // Set base properties
    SchemaName = "new_money",
    DisplayName = new Label("Money Picklist", _languageCode),
    RequiredLevel = new AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
    Description = new Label("Money Attribue", _languageCode),
    // Set extended properties
    MaxValue = 1000.00,
    MinValue = 0.00,
    Precision = 1,
    PrecisionSource = 1,
    ImeMode = ImeMode.Disabled
};

// Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(moneyAttribute);

// Create a picklist attribute  
PicklistAttributeMetadata pickListAttribute =
    new PicklistAttributeMetadata
{
    // Set base properties
    SchemaName = "new_picklist",
    DisplayName = new Label("Sample Picklist", _languageCode),
    RequiredLevel = new AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
    Description = new Label("Picklist Attribute", _languageCode),
    // Set extended properties
    // Build local picklist options
    OptionSet = new OptionSetMetadata
        {
            IsGlobal = false,
            OptionSetType = OptionSetType.Picklist,
            Options = 
        {
            new OptionMetadata(
                new Label("Created", _languageCode), null),
            new OptionMetadata(
                new Label("Updated", _languageCode), null),
            new OptionMetadata(
                new Label("Deleted", _languageCode), null)
        }
        }
};

// Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(pickListAttribute);

// Create a string attribute
StringAttributeMetadata stringAttribute = new StringAttributeMetadata
{
    // Set base properties
    SchemaName = "new_string",
    DisplayName = new Label("Sample String", _languageCode),
    RequiredLevel = new AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
    Description = new Label("String Attribute", _languageCode),
    // Set extended properties
    MaxLength = 100
};

// Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(stringAttribute);

// NOTE: LookupAttributeMetadata cannot be created outside the context of a relationship.
// Refer to the WorkWithRelationships.cs reference SDK sample for an example of this attribute type.

// NOTE: StateAttributeMetadata and StatusAttributeMetadata cannot be created via the SDK.

foreach (AttributeMetadata anAttribute in addedAttributes)
{
    // Create the request.
    CreateAttributeRequest createAttributeRequest = new CreateAttributeRequest
    {
        EntityName = Contact.EntityLogicalName,
        Attribute = anAttribute
    };

    // Execute the request.
    _serviceProxy.Execute(createAttributeRequest);

    Console.WriteLine("Created the attribute {0}.", anAttribute.SchemaName);
}

' Create storage for new attributes being created
addedAttributes = New List(Of AttributeMetadata)()

' Create a boolean attribute
Dim boolAttribute As BooleanAttributeMetadata = New BooleanAttributeMetadata With {
 .SchemaName = "new_boolean",
 .DisplayName = New Label("Sample Boolean", _languageCode),
 .RequiredLevel = New AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
 .Description = New Label("Boolean Attribute", _languageCode),
 .OptionSet = New BooleanOptionSetMetadata(
  New OptionMetadata(
   New Label("True", _languageCode), 1),
   New OptionMetadata(
   New Label("False", _languageCode), 0)
  )
}
' Set base properties
' Set extended properties

' Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(boolAttribute)

' Create a date time attribute
Dim dtAttribute As DateTimeAttributeMetadata = New DateTimeAttributeMetadata With {
 .SchemaName = "new_datetime",
 .DisplayName = New Label("Sample DateTime", _languageCode),
 .RequiredLevel = New AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
 .Description = New Label("DateTime Attribute", _languageCode),
 .Format = DateTimeFormat.DateOnly,
 .ImeMode = ImeMode.Disabled}
' Set base properties
' Set extended properties

' Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(dtAttribute)

' Create a decimal attribute    
Dim decimalAttribute As DecimalAttributeMetadata = New DecimalAttributeMetadata With {
 .SchemaName = "new_decimal",
 .DisplayName = New Label("Sample Decimal", _languageCode),
 .RequiredLevel = New AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
 .Description = New Label("Decimal Attribute", _languageCode),
 .MaxValue = 100,
 .MinValue = 0,
 .Precision = 1}
' Set base properties
' Set extended properties

' Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(decimalAttribute)

' Create a integer attribute    
Dim integerAttribute As IntegerAttributeMetadata = New IntegerAttributeMetadata With {
 .SchemaName = "new_integer",
 .DisplayName = New Label("Sample Integer", _languageCode),
 .RequiredLevel = New AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
 .Description = New Label("Integer Attribute", _languageCode),
 .Format = IntegerFormat.None,
 .MaxValue = 100,
 .MinValue = 0}
' Set base properties
' Set extended properties

' Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(integerAttribute)

' Create a memo attribute 
Dim memoAttribute As MemoAttributeMetadata = New MemoAttributeMetadata With {
 .SchemaName = "new_memo",
 .DisplayName = New Label("Sample Memo", _languageCode),
 .RequiredLevel = New AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
 .Description = New Label("Memo Attribute", _languageCode),
 .Format = StringFormat.TextArea,
 .ImeMode = ImeMode.Disabled,
 .MaxLength = 500}
' Set base properties
' Set extended properties

' Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(memoAttribute)

' Create a money attribute    
Dim moneyAttribute As MoneyAttributeMetadata = New MoneyAttributeMetadata With {
 .SchemaName = "new_money",
 .DisplayName = New Label("Money Picklist", _languageCode),
 .RequiredLevel = New AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
 .Description = New Label("Money Attribue", _languageCode),
 .MaxValue = 1000.0,
 .MinValue = 0.0,
 .Precision = 1,
 .PrecisionSource = 1,
 .ImeMode = ImeMode.Disabled}
' Set base properties
' Set extended properties

' Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(moneyAttribute)

' Create a picklist attribute    
Dim pickListAttribute As PicklistAttributeMetadata = New PicklistAttributeMetadata With {
 .SchemaName = "new_picklist",
 .DisplayName = New Label("Sample Picklist", _languageCode),
 .RequiredLevel = New AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
 .Description = New Label("Picklist Attribute", _languageCode)}
Dim pickListOptionSetMetadata As OptionSetMetadata = New OptionSetMetadata() With {
 .IsGlobal = False,
 .OptionSetType = OptionSetType.Picklist}
pickListOptionSetMetadata.Options.Add(New OptionMetadata(New Label("Created", _languageCode), Nothing))
pickListOptionSetMetadata.Options.Add(New OptionMetadata(New Label("Updated", _languageCode), Nothing))
pickListOptionSetMetadata.Options.Add(New OptionMetadata(New Label("Deleted", _languageCode), Nothing))
pickListAttribute.OptionSet = pickListOptionSetMetadata
' Set base properties
' Set extended properties
' Build local picklist options

' Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(pickListAttribute)

' Create a string attribute
Dim stringAttribute As StringAttributeMetadata = New StringAttributeMetadata With {
 .SchemaName = "new_string",
 .DisplayName = New Label("Sample String", _languageCode),
 .RequiredLevel = New AttributeRequiredLevelManagedProperty(AttributeRequiredLevel.None),
 .Description = New Label("String Attribute", _languageCode),
 .MaxLength = 100}
' Set base properties
' Set extended properties

' Add to list
addedAttributes.Add(stringAttribute)

' NOTE: LookupAttributeMetadata cannot be created outside the context of a relationship.
' Refer to the WorkWithRelationships.cs reference SDK sample for an example of this attribute type.

' NOTE: StateAttributeMetadata and StatusAttributeMetadata cannot be created via the SDK.

For Each anAttribute As AttributeMetadata In addedAttributes
 ' Create the request.
 Dim createAttributeRequest As CreateAttributeRequest = New CreateAttributeRequest With {
  .EntityName = Contact.EntityLogicalName,
  .Attribute = anAttribute}

 ' Execute the request.
 _serviceProxy.Execute(createAttributeRequest)

 Console.WriteLine("Created the attribute {0}.", anAttribute.SchemaName)
Next anAttribute

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.

See Also

CreateAttributeResponse
Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Messages Namespace
Customize entity attribute metadata
Entity attribute metadata messages
Sample: Create and update entity metadata
CreateAttribute message privileges
Introduction to solutions

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