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RETRIEVE RECORDS USING ALTERNATE KEYS IN DYNAMICS 365 SDK

RETRIEVE RECORDS USING ALTERNATE KEYS IN DYNAMICS 365 SDK

If you are working with Dynamics 365 SDK and do not have the GUID of the record, there is an alternative method to retrieve it using its alternate keys. However, the Retrieve method does not provide an option to pass the alternate key value. Therefore, to retrieve records using alternate keys in Dynamics 365 SDK, you need to use the RetrieveRequest. In this tutorial, a sample code is provided for retrieving a record based on the alternate key using the SDK.

To achieve this, you need to set up the alternate key for the relevant entity and then retrieve the record using the alternate key value. The code sample uses the Account Name (name) field of the account entity as the alternate key.

The sample code provided in the tutorial shows how to retrieve the required record using the alternate key. It uses the KeyAttributeCollection and RetrieveRequest classes to make the request.

It is essential to note that if there is no record with the specified key value, or no key is added to the specified entity, an exception message is returned stating, "The specified key attributes are not a defined key for the account entity."

If you're looking to retrieve records using alternate keys in Dynamics 365 SDK, this tutorial on Master Data Skills + AI is an excellent resource to help you with the process.

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