CRMAccount.Assign Method

The Assign method assigns the account to a security principal (user or team). (See Remarks.) This method also applies to the parent object and associated objects that have the same owner as the parent object. Therefore when you assign the parent object to a new owner, only the associated objects that have the same owner as the parent object are assigned. In addition, when an object is assigned to a new owner, it is shared with the previous owner with full rights. Either the new owner or the previous owner can remove the relationship or lower the level of privileges the previous owner had on the object.


[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Sub Assign(
  ByVal Caller As CUserAuth,
  ByVal AccountId As String,
  ByVal Assignee As CSecurityPrincipal
public void Assign(
  CUserAuth  Caller,
  string  AccountId,
  CSecurityPrincipal  Assignee
public: void Assign(
  CUserAuth*  Caller,
  String*  AccountId,
  CSecurityPrincipal*  Assignee



Specifies the identity of the caller. To perform this action, the caller must have the prvAssignAccount privilege and access rights on the object to be assigned. See CUserAuth.


Specifies the ID of the account to be assigned.


Specifies the team or user to which the account is to be assigned. See CSecurityPrincipal.

Return Value

No return value.


Note   The Microsoft CRM application does not support business-object assignment to teams. Therefore, any solutions built by using this method are not supported by the Microsoft CRM 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 = "https://" + strServer + "/" + virtualDirectory + "/";

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

// CRMAccount proxy object
Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CRMAccount account = new Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CRMAccount ();
account.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
account.Url = strDir + "CRMAccount.srf";

// BizMerchant proxy object
Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.BizMerchant merchant = new Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.BizMerchant ();
merchant.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
merchant.Url = strDir + "BizMerchant.srf";
string strErrorMsg;
string strAccountId = "{3E24E79C-7EC5-4473-95FF-7E46FEBB534B}";
string strUserId = "{ECF99EF1-3858-4E06-ABD9-EBFE526BF9FF}";

   Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CUserAuth userAuth = bizUser.WhoAmI();

   // Intialize the security principal
   Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CSecurityPrincipal securityPrincipal = new Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.CSecurityPrincipal();
   securityPrincipal.Id = strUserId;
   securityPrincipal.Type = Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.SecurityPrincipalType.sptUser;

   // Assign the account to another security principal
   // Here we are assigning to a user
   account.Assign(userAuth, strAccountId, securityPrincipal);

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.Platform.Proxy

Assembly: Microsoft.Crm.Platform.Proxy.dll

See Also

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