Quickstart: Execute an Organization service request (C#)


Unsure about entity vs. table? See Developers: Understand terminology in Microsoft Dataverse.

This topic shows you how to begin using classes in the SDK for .NET assemblies to work with Microsoft Dataverse business data. You will create a minimal console application to connect to your environment's Organization service using the ServiceClient class and execute a web service operation.

Your application will call the IOrganizationService.Execute method passing an instance of the WhoAmIRequest class. The result returned from the web service is a populated WhoAmIResponse.UserId value which is the unique identifier of your Dataverse system user account.


This quick start example does not include exception handling for brevity. This is a minimum code example of what you need to connect to and use the Organization service.

You can download the complete code sample from GitHub quickstart-execute-request.


  • Visual Studio (2019 or later)
  • Internet connection
  • Logon credentials of a Dataverse system user account for the target environment
  • URL address of the Dataverse environment you want to connect with
  • Basic understanding of the Visual C# language

Create Visual Studio project

  1. Create a new .NET console app project. For this project we are using Visual Studio 2022 and targeting .NET 6, but .NET Framework will also work.

    Start a console app project.

  2. In Solution Explorer, right-click the project you created and select Manage NuGet Packages... in the context menu.

    Add NuGet package.

  3. Browse for the latest version of the Microsoft.PowerPlatform.Dataverse.Client NuGet package and install it.

    Install Microsoft.PowerPlatform.Dataverse.Client NuGet package.


Your will be prompted to OK the preview changes, and then select I Accept in the Licence Acceptance dialog.

Add application code

  1. In Solution Explorer, double-click Program.cs to edit that file. Replace the file's contents with the code shown below.

    using Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Messages;
    using Microsoft.PowerPlatform.Dataverse.Client;
    class Program
        // TODO Enter your Dataverse environment's URL and logon info.
        static string url = "https://yourorg.crm.dynamics.com";
        static string userName = "someone@myorg.onmicrosoft.com";
        static string password = "password";
        // This service connection string uses the info provided above.
        // The AppId and RedirectUri are provided for sample code testing.
        static string connectionString = $@"
        AuthType = OAuth;
        Url = {url};
        UserName = {userName};
        Password = {password};
        AppId = 51f81489-12ee-4a9e-aaae-a2591f45987d;
        RedirectUri = app://58145B91-0C36-4500-8554-080854F2AC97;
        RequireNewInstance = True";
        static void Main(string[] args)
            using (ServiceClient serviceClient = new(connectionString))
                if (serviceClient.IsReady)
                    WhoAmIResponse response = 
                        (WhoAmIResponse)serviceClient.Execute(new WhoAmIRequest());
                    Console.WriteLine("User ID is {0}.", response.UserId);
                        "A web service connection was not established.");
            // Pause the console so it does not close.
            Console.WriteLine("Press any key to exit.");
  2. Change the values for the environment URL, username, and password as indicated by the TODO code comment.


    You can find supported values for AuthType listed in Connection string parameters. You can find your environment URL in the legacy web application under Settings > Customization > Developer Resources or in Power Apps Settings (gear icon) > Developer Resources.

    While this code sample places the username/password information in the code for simplicity, other code samples will use the more recommended approach of prompting for that information or storing it in a separate App.config or appsettings.json file.

Run the program

  1. Press F5 to run the program. The output should look something like this:

    User ID is 969effb0-98ae-478c-b547-53a2968c2e75
    Press any key to exit.

Next Steps

The console app demonstrates how to connect to the Organization web service using a connection string, execute a web service message request, and access some data in the response. Next, you may want to look at common web service data operations like create, retrieve, update, and delete.

The following articles will explain how to work with business data in Dataverse tables.
Entity class operations using the Organization service
Create table rows using the Organization Service
Retrieve a table row using the Organization Service
Update and delete table rows using the Organization Service
Associate and disassociate table rows using the Organization Service