Chapter 8. Developing with the Metadata Service
As you learned earlier in this book, Microsoft Dynamics CRM includes a MetadataService Web service that allows you to programmatically read and modify the system schema. The MetadataService Web service exposes the same functionality that system customizers can access through the Web-based customization tools. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM metadata repository is effectively a stand-alone, middle-tier application. It stores and manages the metadata for the CRM application itself.
By working with the MetadataService, you can perform the following types of actions:
Retrieve the metadata for a specific entity, either system or custom.
Retrieve the attributes for an entity.
Retrieve the metadata for a specific ...