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By: Amit Choudhary | January 12, 2018


Recently, I was trying to update a record via Web API in Dynamics 365:

entity['new_parentcustomerid@odata.bind'] = contactId

However, it threw below error:

“An undeclared property ‘new_parentCustomerId’ which only has property annotations in the payload but no property value was found in the payload. In OData, only declared navigation properties and declared named streams can be represented as properties without values.”

I explored multiple blogs and tried to look for the solutions but everyone suggested to use Schema Name but it did not work.


Finally, after investigation, I resolved it as below:

1. Go to Settings-->Customization-->Developer Resources.

2. click on Download oData Metadata link under Instance Web API.

3. ...

By: Amit Choudhary | June 04, 2017

Here is the generic Web API Library. 

Click here to download the Generic Web API Library.

To see how to use the function. Click here to see the demo function for retrieveRecord.

Please post in the comments box if you have any question regarding the usage of each function.

To see more about demo function and understanding how to create query in Web API, please check my previous post.

By: Amit Choudhary | May 19, 2017

Below is the code for Web API to Retrieve Record by entity ID along with helper function. The signature of the function is same as you might have seen in SDK.REST.js library. However, I have added two additional parameters:

  • isAsync- Boolean. If isAsync is set to true, the request would be executed Asynchronously. In SDK.REST.js, it was hard-coded and sent as true.
  • impersonatedUserId- Guid of the User. If you would like to execute the JS, in context of other user, you can pass the user id. To run in the logged-in user's context, pass the parameter as NULL.


  • _getFormattedValue - When you want to retrieve the OptionSet Label/Lookup text, you can use the _getFormattedValue function specified in the library.
  • _getLookupEntityLogicalName -For...

By: Amit Choudhary | May 13, 2017

With CRM 2016, Microsoft introduced support for WebApi. As per the Microsoft recommendation that is the future direction to go. However, unlike earlier, they did not provide any generic library (like SDK.REST.js). So we were working on developing similar generic library, so that it is easy to develop the code with WebApi.

We have developed similar library on the same base of SDK.Rest library. So the learning curve to WebApi can be reduced. In the upcoming blogs, I would be explaining how to use WebApi and will upload the generic WebApi library.

Stay tuned for the generic library...



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