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Delete Entity

The Delete Entity activity is used to delete entity records in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM server.

This activity supports batch operations, which means you can delete multiple entity records at a time. If you want to delete a data collection in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM server in a batch, you can use the For-Each statement to map the data collection to the elements in the Input field in the Delete Entity activity.


In the General tab, you can establish a connection to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM server, and specify the type of entity records you want to delete.

The following table lists the configurations in the General tab of the Delete Entity activity:

Field Module Property? Description
Name No Specify the name of the activity in the process definition.
Dynamics CRM Connection Yes Specify a shared connection resource.

Click the icon to select a Dynamics CRM connection. If no matching Dynamics CRM connections are found, click Create Shared Resource in the Select DynamicscrmResource Resource Template dialog to create one. See Creating a Dynamics CRM Connection for more details.

Dynamics CRM Entity No Specify the type of the entity record you want to delete.

Click Fetch Entity to open the Entity Selection Dialog dialog that contains all the available entities. Select an entity from the list and click OK. The selected entity is automatically specified in this field.

After selecting the entity, click Build Schema to download associated attributes from the server. The attributes are displayed in the Input tab.


In the Description tab, you can enter a short description for the Delete Entity activity.


In the Input tab, the ID of the entity record to be deleted is required. The field name that indicates the entity record ID varies depending on the entity selected when configuring the General tab.


In the Output tab, the ID of the deleted entity record is returned. The field varies depending on the type of deleted created entity record.


The error code and error message of the Delete Entity activity are displayed in the Fault tab. See Error Codes for a more detailed explanation of errors.

The following table lists error schema elements in the Fault tab of the Delete Entity activity:

Error Schema Element Data Type Description
message String The error message returned by the plug-in.
messageCode String The error code returned by the plug-in.