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Delete sales order using Odata / API

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I am trying to delete a sales order using API DELETE method but I got the following error

{{baseURL}}/data/SalesOrderHeaders?$filter=SalesOrderNumber eq 'xx-xxx'


"message": "More than one resource was found when selecting for update.",

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    Pete Alberts Profile Picture
    Pete Alberts 3,538 on at
    RE: Delete sales order using Odata / API

    I had the same experience a while ago.

    You are correct with your own answer. Even if your filtering assures that only a single record is retrieved (for example the filter you mentioned in your post), updating and deleting will not be allowed. The error message is lazy in my opinion. It is very generic. Maybe in the future it will say something like "Update not allowed with filtering. Rather use the EntityKey."

    For interest sake - if you create a custom entity with an EntityKey that is not unique and try to update a record that violates the key you will get the same error. For example create a DE of DirPartyTable and make the key DirPartyTable.Name, create two parties with the same name and then try to update one of them with the DE EntityKey.

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    Sumit Loya Profile Picture
    Sumit Loya 2,230 on at
    RE: Delete sales order using Odata / API

    Hi Ali, you are correct. There will be a possibility that same sales order number exists in more than one legal entity in D365 and the rows returned can be more than one.

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    Ali J Profile Picture
    Ali J 50 on at
    RE: Delete sales order using Odata / API

    I just found the issue 
    I should use the following link for the delete request 

    {{baseURL}}/data/SalesOrderHeaders(SalesOrderNumber ='xxx',dataAreaId='xxx')

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