CRMProcess.Clone Method

The Clone method copies a workflow process.


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



Specifies the identity of the caller. To perform this action, the caller must have the prvCreateWorkflowProcess privilege. See CUserAuth.


Specifies the ID of the process to be copied.

Return Value

Returns a String type that specifies the ID of the new copy of the workflow process.


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

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

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

   string strProcessId = "{93639AD8-CA01-4B16-B09C-EFEE53FA8799}";

   // Copy the process
   string strNewProcessId = process.Clone(userAuth, strProcessId);
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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