CRMContact.UpdateAndRetrieve Method

The UpdateAndRetrieve method updates and then retrieves a contact.


[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Function UpdateAndRetrieve(
  ByVal Caller As CUserAuth,
  ByVal ContactId As String,
  ByVal InContactXml As String
) As String
public string UpdateAndRetrieve(
  CUserAuth  Caller,
  string  ContactId,
  string  InContactXml
public: String* UpdateAndRetrieve(
  CUserAuth*  Caller,
  String*  ContactId,
  String*  InContactXml



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


Specifies the ID of the contact to update.


Specifies an XML string describing the contact. The XML schema is described by contact.xsd.

Return Value

Returns a String type that specifies the XML data describing the newly updated contact. The XML schema is described by contact.xsd.


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();

   // Set up the XML string for the contact
   strContactXml = "<contact>";
   strContactXml += "<jobtitle>Master of Sales</jobtitle>";
   strContactXml += "<employeeid>7</employeeid>";
   strContactXml += "<emailaddress1></emailaddress1>";
   strContactXml += "</contact>";

   // Now update the contact with some new information
   string strResultsXml = contact.UpdateAndRetrieve(userAuth, strContactId, strContactXml);
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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