RetrieveAttributeRequest Class


Applies To: Dynamics 365 (online), Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016, Dynamics CRM Online

Contains the data that is needed to retrieve attribute metadata.

Namespace:   Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Messages
Assembly:  Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk (in Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll)

Inheritance Hierarchy



[DataContractAttribute(Namespace = "")]
public sealed class RetrieveAttributeRequest : OrganizationRequest
<DataContractAttribute(Namespace := "")>
Public NotInheritable Class RetrieveAttributeRequest
    Inherits OrganizationRequest


Name Description
System_CAPS_pubmethod RetrieveAttributeRequest()

Initializes a new instance of the RetrieveAttributeRequest class


Name Description
System_CAPS_pubproperty ColumnNumber

Gets or sets a column number value to identify an attribute from the Audit.AttributeMask property. Optional.

System_CAPS_pubproperty EntityLogicalName

Gets or sets the logical name of the entity that contains the attribute. Optional.

System_CAPS_pubproperty ExtensionData

Gets or sets the structure that contains extra data. Optional.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty Item[String]

Gets or sets the indexer for the Parameters collection.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty LogicalName

Gets or sets the logical name of the attribute to be retrieved. Optional.

System_CAPS_pubproperty MetadataId

The unique identifier for the attribute. Optional.

System_CAPS_pubproperty Parameters

Gets or sets the collection of parameters for the request. Required, but is supplied by derived classes.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty RequestId

Gets or sets the ID of an asynchronous operation (system job). Optional. (Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty RequestName

Gets or sets the name of the request. Required, but is supplied by derived classes.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty RetrieveAsIfPublished

Gets or sets whether to retrieve the metadata that has not been published. Required.


Name Description
System_CAPS_pubmethod Equals(Object)

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetHashCode()

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetType()

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString()

(Inherited from Object.)


Message Availability

This message works regardless whether the caller is connected to the server or offline.


Pass an instance of this class to the Execute method, which returns an instance of RetrieveAttributeResponse.

Privileges and Access Rights

To perform this action, the caller must have privileges listed in RetrieveAttribute message privileges.

Notes for Callers

You can use either the LogicalName or the MetadataId to specify the attribute you want to retrieve.


The following example shows how to use this message. For this sample to work correctly, you must be connected to the server to get an IOrganizationService interface. For the complete sample, see the link later in this topic.

// Create the request
RetrieveAttributeRequest attributeRequest = new RetrieveAttributeRequest
    EntityLogicalName = Contact.EntityLogicalName,
    LogicalName = "new_string",
    RetrieveAsIfPublished = false

// Execute the request
RetrieveAttributeResponse attributeResponse =

Console.WriteLine("Retrieved the attribute {0}.",

Thread Safety

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also

Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Messages Namespace
Sample: Work with attribute metadata
Customize entity attribute metadata

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