DownloadReportDefinitionRequest Class


Applies To: Dynamics 365 (online), Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016, Dynamics CRM Online

Contains the data that is needed to download a report definition.

For the Web API use the DownloadReportDefinition Function.

Namespace:   Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Messages
Assembly:  Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Proxy (in Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Proxy.dll)

Inheritance Hierarchy



[DataContractAttribute(Namespace = "")]
public sealed class DownloadReportDefinitionRequest : OrganizationRequest
<DataContractAttribute(Namespace := "")>
Public NotInheritable Class DownloadReportDefinitionRequest
    Inherits OrganizationRequest


Name Description
System_CAPS_pubmethod DownloadReportDefinitionRequest()

Initializes a new instance of the DownloadReportDefinitionRequest class.


Name Description
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 ReportId

Gets or sets the ID of the report to download.

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.)


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.)


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 DownloadReportDefinitionResponse.

Privileges and Access Rights

To perform this action, the caller must have privileges on the report entity and access rights on the record specified in the ReportId. For a complete list of the privileges required, see DownloadReportDefinition message privileges.

Notes for Callers

The response from the message is a UTF-8 encoded XML document in the form of a string that represents the entire content of the report definition (RDL) file.


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.

            // Query for an an existing report: Account Overview. This is a default report in Microsoft Dynamics CRM.                   
            QueryByAttribute reportQuery = new QueryByAttribute(Report.EntityLogicalName);
            reportQuery.AddAttributeValue("name", "Account Overview");
            reportQuery.ColumnSet = new ColumnSet("reportid");

// Get the report.
EntityCollection retrieveReports = _serviceProxy.RetrieveMultiple(reportQuery);

// Convert retrieved Entity to a report
Report retrievedReport = (Report)retrieveReports.Entities[0];
            Console.WriteLine("Retrieved the 'Account Overview' report.");

// Use the Download Report Definition message.
DownloadReportDefinitionRequest rdlRequest = new DownloadReportDefinitionRequest
                ReportId = retrievedReport.ReportId.Value

DownloadReportDefinitionResponse rdlResponse = (DownloadReportDefinitionResponse)_serviceProxy.Execute(rdlRequest);

            // Get the current directory path.
            _currentDirectoryPath = Directory.GetCurrentDirectory();

// Access the xml data and save to disk
XmlTextWriter reportDefinitionFile = new XmlTextWriter( _currentDirectoryPath + "\\NewReport.rdl", System.Text.Encoding.UTF8);

            if (File.Exists(_currentDirectoryPath + "\\NewReport.rdl"))
                Console.WriteLine("Downloaded the report definition (NewReport.rdl) to '{0}'.", _currentDirectoryPath.ToString());

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

Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Messages Namespace
Report entities
Report entity messages and methods
Sample: Download report definition

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