GetHeaderColumnsImportFileRequest Class


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

Contains the data that is needed to retrieve the source-file column headings; or retrieve the system-generated column headings if the source file does not contain column headings.

For the Web API use GetHeaderColumnsImportFile Function.

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

Inheritance Hierarchy



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


Name Description
System_CAPS_pubmethod GetHeaderColumnsImportFileRequest()

Initializes a new instance of the GetHeaderColumnsImportFileRequest class.


Name Description
System_CAPS_pubproperty ExtensionData

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

System_CAPS_pubproperty ImportFileId

Gets or sets the ID of the import file that is associated with the parse table. Required.

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.)


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

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


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

Privileges and Access Rights

To perform this action, the caller must have privileges on the ImportFile entity and access rights on the specified record in the ImportFileId property. For a complete list of the required privileges, see GetHeaderColumnsImportFile message privileges.


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.

// Retrieve the header columns used in the import file.
GetHeaderColumnsImportFileRequest headerColumnsRequest = new GetHeaderColumnsImportFileRequest()
    ImportFileId = importFileId
GetHeaderColumnsImportFileResponse headerColumnsResponse =

// Output the header columns.
int columnNum = 1;
foreach (string headerName in headerColumnsResponse.Columns)
    Console.WriteLine("Column[" + columnNum.ToString() + "] = " + headerName);

' Retrieve the header columns used in the import file.
Dim headerColumnsRequest As New GetHeaderColumnsImportFileRequest() With
    {.ImportFileId = importFileId}
Dim headerColumnsResponse As GetHeaderColumnsImportFileResponse =

' Output the header columns.
Dim columnNum As Integer = 1
For Each headerName As String In headerColumnsResponse.Columns
    Console.WriteLine("Column[" &amp; columnNum.ToString() &amp; "] = " &amp; headerName)
    columnNum += 1
Next headerName

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
Import data
ImportFile entity messages and methods
Run data import
Sample: Import data using complex data map
GetDistinctValuesImportFile message privileges
How role-based security can be used to control access to entities in Microsoft Dynamics 365
How record-based security can be used to control access to records in Microsoft Dynamics 365

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