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Posted 26 Feb 2013

Convert EntityCollection to DataTable

, 26 Feb 2013
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Code for converting the EntityCollection of a DataTable.


This tips gives code for converting the EntityCollection of a DataTable.

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The Dynamics CRM 2011 RetriveMultiple method returns an EntityCollection. The below code is to convert th EntityCollection to a DataTable.

//Get records returns the Entity Collection
public DataTable GetDataTable()
    EntityCollection accountRecords = GetAccountRecords();
    DataTable dTable = new DataTable();
    int iElement = 0;

    if (accountRecords.Entities.Count >= 0)

    //Defining the ColumnName for the datatable
    for (iElement = 0; iElement <= accountRecords.Entities[0].Attributes.Count - 1; iElement++)
        string columnName = accountRecords.Entities[0].Attributes.Keys.ElementAt(iElement);

    foreach (Entity entity in accountRecords.Entities)
        DataRow dRow = dTable.NewRow();
        for (int i = 0; i <= entity.Attributes.Count - 1; i++)
            string colName = entity.Attributes.Keys.ElementAt(i);
            dRow[colName] = entity.Attributes.Values.ElementAt(i);
    return dTable;


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BugLogic and Syntax Error Pin
Ryan Daniels19-Mar-15 8:30
memberRyan Daniels19-Mar-15 8:30 
SuggestionSame idea generalised to IEnumerable on MSDN Blog Pin
Jerome Vibert27-Feb-13 21:45
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