CRMEmailTemplate.Retrieve Method

The Retrieve method retrieves a personal e-mail template.


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



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


Specifies the ID of the template to be retrieved.

Return Value

Returns a String type that specifies the XML data containing the template. The XML schema is described by template.xsd.


The XML string returned from this method does not contain elements for fields where the value is null or contains empty strings. This improves performance by not sending more XML data than is necessary from the server to the client.

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";

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

string strErrorMsg;
string strEmailTemplateId = "{586D80AA-3E9B-4936-ABCA-2C4EB37FBE82}";


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

   // Retrieve the XML data for the template
   string strResultsXml = emailtemplate.Retrieve(userAuth, strEmailTemplateId);
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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