Category entity messages and methods


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

The Category entity is used to categorize system and custom entity records in Microsoft Dynamics 365.

The schema name for this entity is Category. To view the entity metadata for your organization, install the Metadata Browser solution described in Browse the metadata for your organization. You can also view the metadata for an uncustomized organization in the Excel file called EntityMetadata.xlsx included in the top-level folder of the SDK download. The following table describes the messages for this entity, which you use with the IOrganizationService.Execute method.




Assigns a category to another user or team.


Creates a category. You can also call the IOrganizationService.Create method.


Deletes a category. You can also call the IOrganizationService.Delete method.


Shares a category with another security principal (user or team).


Retrieves a category. You can also call the IOrganizationService.Retrieve method.


Retrieves a collection of categories. You can also call the IOrganizationService.RetrieveMultiple method.


Retrieves the access rights that the specified security principal (user or team) has to a category.


Retrieves the security principals (users or teams) that have access to a contract, together with their access rights to the category.


Removes all access to a category for the specified security principal (user or team).


Updates a category. You can also call the IOrganizationService.Update method.

See Also

Use the Category entity to categorize Dynamics 365 records

Microsoft Dynamics 365

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