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Sample: Retrieve absolute URL and site collection URL of a location record

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

This sample code is for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Download the Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK package. The sample can be found in the following location in the download package:

SampleCode\CS\SharepointIntegration\RetrieveAbsoluteAndSiteCollectionURLs.cs

SampleCode\VB\SharepointIntegration\RetrieveAbsoluteAndSiteCollectionURLs.vb

Requirements

For more information about the requirements for running the sample code provided in this SDK, see Use the sample and helper code.

Demonstrates

This sample shows how toretrieve the absolute URL and the site collection URL of a SharePoint Server location record in Microsoft Dynamics CRM using the RetrieveAbsoluteAndSiteCollectionUrlRequest message.

Example


using System;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Description;

// These namespaces are found in the Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll assembly
// located in the SDK\bin folder of the SDK download.
using Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk;
using Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Query;
using Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Client;

// This namespace is found in the Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Proxy.dll assembly
// located in the SDK\bin folder of the SDK download.
using Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Messages;

namespace Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Samples
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Demonstrates how to retrieve the absolute URL and the parent
    /// site collection URL of a SharePoint location record.</summary>
    /// <remarks>
    /// At run-time, you will be given the option to delete all the
    /// database records created by this program.</remarks>
    public class RetrieveAbsoluteAndSiteCollectionURLs
    {
        #region Class Level Members

        private Guid _spSiteId;
        private Guid _spDocLocId;        
        private OrganizationServiceProxy _serviceProxy;

        // TODO: Appropriately change the absolute URL of the SharePoint site
        // record.
        private String _siteAbsoluteURL = "http://www.example.com";

        #endregion Class Level Members

        #region How-To Sample Code
        /// <summary>
        /// This method first connects to the Organization service. Afterwards,
        /// retrieves the absolute URL and the parent site collection URL of a 
        /// SharePoint document location record.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="serverConfig">Contains server connection information.</param>
        /// <param name="promptforDelete">When True, the user will be prompted to delete all
        /// created entities.</param>
        public void Run(ServerConnection.Configuration serverConfig, bool promptforDelete)
        {
            try
            {
                // Connect to the Organization service. 
                // The using statement assures that the service proxy will be properly disposed.
                using (_serviceProxy = ServerConnection.GetOrganizationProxy(serverConfig))
                {
                    // This statement is required to enable early-bound type support.
                    _serviceProxy.EnableProxyTypes();

                    CreateRequiredRecords();
                    // Retrieve the absolute URL and the Site Collection URL
                    // of the SharePoint document location record.
                    RetrieveAbsoluteAndSiteCollectionUrlRequest retrieveRequest = new RetrieveAbsoluteAndSiteCollectionUrlRequest
                    {
                        Target = new EntityReference(SharePointDocumentLocation.EntityLogicalName, _spDocLocId)
                    };
                    RetrieveAbsoluteAndSiteCollectionUrlResponse retriveResponse = (RetrieveAbsoluteAndSiteCollectionUrlResponse)_serviceProxy.Execute(retrieveRequest);

                    Console.WriteLine("Absolute URL of document location record is '{0}'.", retriveResponse.AbsoluteUrl.ToString());
                    Console.WriteLine("Site Collection URL of document location record is '{0}'.", retriveResponse.SiteCollectionUrl.ToString());
                    DeleteRequiredRecords(promptforDelete);
                }
            }

            // Catch any service fault exceptions that Microsoft Dynamics CRM throws.
            catch (FaultException<Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.OrganizationServiceFault>)
            {
                // You can handle an exception here or pass it back to the calling method.
                throw;
            }
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Creates any entity records that this sample requires.
        /// </summary>
        public void CreateRequiredRecords()
        {
            // Instantiate a SharePoint site object.
            // See the Entity Metadata topic in the SDK documentation to determine 
            // which attributes must be set for each entity.
            SharePointSite spSite = new SharePointSite
            {
                Name = "Sample SharePoint Site",
                Description = "Sample SharePoint Site Location record",                                        
                AbsoluteURL = _siteAbsoluteURL,
                IsGridPresent = true
            };

            // Create a SharePoint site record named Sample SharePoint Site.
            _spSiteId = _serviceProxy.Create(spSite);
            Console.WriteLine("{0} created.", spSite.Name);

            // Instantiate a SharePoint document location object.
            // See the Entity Metadata topic in the SDK documentation to determine 
            // which attributes must be set for each entity.
            SharePointDocumentLocation spDocLoc = new SharePointDocumentLocation
            {
                Name = "Sample SharePoint Document Location",
                Description = "Sample SharePoint Document Location record",

                // Set the Sample SharePoint Site created earlier as the parent site.
                ParentSiteOrLocation = new EntityReference(SharePointSite.EntityLogicalName, _spSiteId),
                RelativeUrl = "spdocloc"                
            };

            // Create a SharePoint document location record named Sample SharePoint Document Location.
            _spDocLocId = _serviceProxy.Create(spDocLoc);
            Console.WriteLine("{0} created.", spDocLoc.Name);
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Deletes any entity records that were created for this sample.
        /// <param name="prompt">Indicates whether to prompt the user 
        /// to delete the records created in this sample.</param>
        /// </summary>
        public void DeleteRequiredRecords(bool prompt)
        {
            bool deleteRecords = true;

            if (prompt)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("\nDo you want these entity records deleted? (y/n) [y]: ");
                String answer = Console.ReadLine();

                deleteRecords = (answer.StartsWith("y") || answer.StartsWith("Y") || answer == String.Empty);
            }

            if (deleteRecords)
            {
                _serviceProxy.Delete(SharePointDocumentLocation.EntityLogicalName, _spDocLocId);
                _serviceProxy.Delete(SharePointSite.EntityLogicalName, _spSiteId);                
                Console.WriteLine("Entity records have been deleted.");
            }
        }

        #endregion How-To Sample Code

        #region Main method

        /// <summary>
        /// Standard Main() method used by most SDK samples.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="args"></param>
        static public void Main(string[] args)
        {
            try
            {
                // Obtain the target organization's Web address and client logon 
                // credentials from the user.
                ServerConnection serverConnect = new ServerConnection();
                ServerConnection.Configuration config = serverConnect.GetServerConfiguration();

                RetrieveAbsoluteAndSiteCollectionURLs app = new RetrieveAbsoluteAndSiteCollectionURLs();
                app.Run(config, true);
            }
            catch (FaultException<Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.OrganizationServiceFault> ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("The application terminated with an error.");
                Console.WriteLine("Timestamp: {0}", ex.Detail.Timestamp);
                Console.WriteLine("Code: {0}", ex.Detail.ErrorCode);
                Console.WriteLine("Message: {0}", ex.Detail.Message);
                Console.WriteLine("Plugin Trace: {0}", ex.Detail.TraceText);
                Console.WriteLine("Inner Fault: {0}",
                    null == ex.Detail.InnerFault ? "No Inner Fault" : "Has Inner Fault");
            }
            catch (System.TimeoutException ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("The application terminated with an error.");
                Console.WriteLine("Message: {0}", ex.Message);
                Console.WriteLine("Stack Trace: {0}", ex.StackTrace);
                Console.WriteLine("Inner Fault: {0}",
                    null == ex.InnerException.Message ? "No Inner Fault" : ex.InnerException.Message);
            }
            catch (System.Exception ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("The application terminated with an error.");
                Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);

                // Display the details of the inner exception.
                if (ex.InnerException != null)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine(ex.InnerException.Message);

                    FaultException<Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.OrganizationServiceFault> fe = ex.InnerException
                        as FaultException<Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.OrganizationServiceFault>;
                    if (fe != null)
                    {
                        Console.WriteLine("Timestamp: {0}", fe.Detail.Timestamp);
                        Console.WriteLine("Code: {0}", fe.Detail.ErrorCode);
                        Console.WriteLine("Message: {0}", fe.Detail.Message);
                        Console.WriteLine("Plugin Trace: {0}", fe.Detail.TraceText);
                        Console.WriteLine("Inner Fault: {0}",
                            null == fe.Detail.InnerFault ? "No Inner Fault" : "Has Inner Fault");
                    }
                }
            }
            finally
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Press <Enter> to exit.");
                Console.ReadLine();
            }
        }
        #endregion Main method
    }
}

See Also

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
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