CRMCustomization.RetrievePicklist Method

The RetrievePicklist method retrieves the drop-down list (picklist) values and their associated names for the specified object type.


[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Function RetrievePicklist(
  ByVal Caller As CUserAuth,
  ByVal ObjectTypeCode As Integer,
  ByVal AttributeName As String
) As String
public string RetrievePicklist(
  CUserAuth  Caller,
  int  ObjectTypeCode,
  string  AttributeName
public: String* RetrievePicklist(
  CUserAuth*  Caller,
  long  ObjectTypeCode,
  String*  AttributeName



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


Specifies the type of the object. See ObjectType.


Specifies the name of the drop-down list (picklist).

Return Value

Returns a String type that specifies the XML data containing the drop down list (picklist) values and their associated names.


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}


// strServerName should be set with the name of the platform Web server
string strServerName = "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://" + strServerName + "/" + 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";

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

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

   // Retrieve the drop-down list values
   string strResultsXml = customization.RetrievePicklist(userAuth, Microsoft.CRM.Flags.ObjectType.otAccount, "paymenttermscode");

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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