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Invoking Actions via Web Services (CRM Online)

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I would like to verify something with the community. From what I have read in the knowledge base it turns out that SOAP WS's support Execute but do not support OAuth and on the other hand CRM Online supports only OAuth but REST doesn't support the Execute action. For me it is a bit of a Catch 22 situation.

Is my only option to use the native SDK libraries via which I should invoke Execute? What we want to do is to invoke Actions from BizTalk via Web Services. For BizTalk we have an adapter which will do the work but in order to test we wanted to use the WS and not code but maybe it's no option...


  • Abe Saldana Profile Picture
    Abe Saldana 390 on at
    RE: Invoking Actions via Web Services (CRM Online)

    These are the most common links I found for Dynamics CRM 2013/2015 Custom Actions and how to use Custom Actions

    Dynamics CRM 2013 SDK Custom Actions Overview

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013: Actions walkthrough for .Net and Javascript developers

    Introduction to Actions in CRM 2013

    For BizTalk integration I will not recommend using the REST,  even that BizTalk have a REST adapter that can be used with no custom code, however not all the SDK calls are implemented in REST endpoints. Using the SOAP will be the recommended option

    The following is a good custom adapter walk-through for BizTalk integration with CRM

    Hope this help you.

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