CRMContact.Activate Method

The Activate method sets the state of a contact to Active.


[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Sub Activate(
  ByVal Caller As CUserAuth,
  ByVal ContactId As String,
  ByVal Status As Integer
public void Activate(
  CUserAuth  Caller,
  string  ContactId,
  int  Status
public: void Activate(
  CUserAuth*  Caller,
  String*  ContactId,
  long  Status



Specifies the identity of the caller. The caller must have the prvWriteContact privilege to perform this action. See CUserAuth.


Specifies the ID of the contact to activate.


Specifies the status of the contact. You can use this parameter to specify application status. This field corresponds to Status Reason in the Microsoft CRM application. See Remarks.

Return Value

No return value.


Note   The Status parameter corresponds to Status Reason in the Microsoft CRM application. If you pass -1 for this parameter, the platform sets the status to the appropriate value for the Microsoft CRM application. You can use the RetrieveStatus method to retrieve the status codes used in the application.

If there is an error, SOAP throws an exception and the error message is reported in System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException.Detail.OuterXml.

All IDs passed to the platform are GUIDs wrapped in braces. For example: {6522D89A-A752-4455-A2B0-51494C6957C3}


// strServer should be set with the name of the platform Web server
string strServer = "myservername";

// virtualDirectory should be set with the name of the Microsoft CRM
// virtual directory on the platform Web server
string virtualDirectory = "mscrmservices";
string strDir = "http://" + strServer + "/" + virtualDirectory + "/";

// BizUser proxy object
Microsoft.CRM.Proxy.BizUser bizUser = new Microsoft.CRM.Proxy.BizUser ();
bizUser.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
bizUser.Url = strDir + "BizUser.srf";

// CRMContact proxy object
Microsoft.CRM.Proxy.CRMContact contact = new Microsoft.CRM.Proxy.CRMContact ();
contact.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
contact.Url = strDir + "CRMContact.srf";

string strErrorMsg;
string strContactId = "{ECF99EF1-3858-4E06-ABD9-EBFE526BF9FF}";
   Microsoft.CRM.Proxy.CUserAuth userAuth = bizUser.WhoAmI();

   // Deactivate this contact
   contact.Deactivate(userAuth, strContactId, -1);

   // Activate this contact
   contact.Activate(userAuth, strContactId, -1);
catch (System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException err)
   // Process the platform error here
   strErrorMsg = ("ErrorMessage: " + err.Message + " " + err.Detail.OuterXml + " Source: " + err.Source );
catch (Exception err)
   // Process other errors here
   strErrorMsg = ("ErrorMessage: " + err.Message );


Namespace: Microsoft.CRM.Proxy

Assembly: microsoft.crm.proxy.dll

See Also

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