ADO.NET Provider for Dynamics CRM

Build 21.0.7930

Connection String Options

The connection string properties are the various options that can be used to establish a connection. This section provides a complete list of the options you can configure in the connection string for this provider. Click the links for further details.

For more information on connecting, see Establishing a Connection.

Authentication


PropertyDescription
AuthSchemeThe authentication scheme used. Accepted entries are Auto,OAuth,NTLM,Kerberos.
URLThe root URL of the organization. For example, a CRM 4.0 or CRM 2011 URL will resemble http://MySite/MyOrganization. For CRM Online, the URL will resemble https://myOrg.crm.dynamics.com/.
CRMVersionThe type of Dynamics CRM server to which you are connecting. Accepted entries are CRM2011+, CRMOnline.
InternetFacingDeploymentWhether you are connecting to an Internet Facing Deployment (IFD) for CRM.
UserThe SharePoint user account used to authenticate.
PasswordThe password used to authenticate the user.
OrganizationNameThe name of the organization. In Dynamics CRM 4.0 without IFD, the organization is specified in the URL; for example, http://website/organizationname. In Dynamics CRM 4.0 with IFD, this property must be set. In other versions of CRM, this property is optional.
CredentialsLocationThe location of the settings file where credentials and CRM instance configurations are saved.

Azure Authentication


PropertyDescription
AzureTenantThe Microsoft Online tenant being used to access data. If not specified, your default tentant will be used.

OAuth


PropertyDescription
InitiateOAuthSet this property to initiate the process to obtain or refresh the OAuth access token when you connect.
OAuthClientIdThe client ID assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.
OAuthClientSecretThe client secret assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.
OAuthAccessTokenThe access token for connecting using OAuth.
OAuthSettingsLocationThe location of the settings file where OAuth values are saved when InitiateOAuth is set to GETANDREFRESH or REFRESH. Alternatively, this can be held in memory by specifying a value starting with memory://.
CallbackURLThe OAuth callback URL to return to when authenticating. This value must match the callback URL you specify in your app settings.
ADFSServerThe ADFS Server used for authentication.
OAuthVerifierThe verifier code returned from the OAuth authorization URL.
OAuthRefreshTokenThe OAuth refresh token for the corresponding OAuth access token.
OAuthExpiresInThe lifetime in seconds of the OAuth AccessToken.
OAuthTokenTimestampThe Unix epoch timestamp in milliseconds when the current Access Token was created.

JWT OAuth


PropertyDescription
OAuthJWTCertThe JWT Certificate store.
OAuthJWTCertTypeThe type of key store containing the JWT Certificate.
OAuthJWTCertPasswordThe password for the OAuth JWT certificate.
OAuthJWTCertSubjectThe subject of the OAuth JWT certificate.
OAuthJWTIssuerThe issuer of the Java Web Token.
OAuthJWTSubjectThe user subject for which the application is requesting delegated access.

Kerberos


PropertyDescription
KerberosKDCThe Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) service used to authenticate the user.
KerberosRealmThe Kerberos Realm used to authenticate the user with.
KerberosSPNThe service principal name (SPN) for the Kerberos Domain Controller.
KerberosKeytabFileThe Keytab file containing your pairs of Kerberos principals and encrypted keys.
KerberosServiceRealmThe Kerberos realm of the service.
KerberosServiceKDCThe Kerberos KDC of the service.
KerberosTicketCacheThe full file path to an MIT Kerberos credential cache file.

SSL


PropertyDescription
SSLServerCertThe certificate to be accepted from the server when connecting using TLS/SSL.

Firewall


PropertyDescription
FirewallTypeThe protocol used by a proxy-based firewall.
FirewallServerThe name or IP address of a proxy-based firewall.
FirewallPortThe TCP port for a proxy-based firewall.
FirewallUserThe user name to use to authenticate with a proxy-based firewall.
FirewallPasswordA password used to authenticate to a proxy-based firewall.

Proxy


PropertyDescription
ProxyAutoDetectThis indicates whether to use the system proxy settings or not. This takes precedence over other proxy settings, so you'll need to set ProxyAutoDetect to FALSE in order use custom proxy settings.
ProxyServerThe hostname or IP address of a proxy to route HTTP traffic through.
ProxyPortThe TCP port the ProxyServer proxy is running on.
ProxyAuthSchemeThe authentication type to use to authenticate to the ProxyServer proxy.
ProxyUserA user name to be used to authenticate to the ProxyServer proxy.
ProxyPasswordA password to be used to authenticate to the ProxyServer proxy.
ProxySSLTypeThe SSL type to use when connecting to the ProxyServer proxy.
ProxyExceptionsA semicolon separated list of destination hostnames or IPs that are exempt from connecting through the ProxyServer .

Logging


PropertyDescription
LogfileA filepath which designates the name and location of the log file.
VerbosityThe verbosity level that determines the amount of detail included in the log file.
LogModulesCore modules to be included in the log file.
MaxLogFileSizeA string specifying the maximum size in bytes for a log file (for example, 10 MB).
MaxLogFileCountA string specifying the maximum file count of log files.

Schema


PropertyDescription
LocationA path to the directory that contains the schema files defining tables, views, and stored procedures.
BrowsableSchemasThis property restricts the schemas reported to a subset of the available schemas. For example, BrowsableSchemas=SchemaA,SchemaB,SchemaC.
TablesThis property restricts the tables reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Tables=TableA,TableB,TableC.
ViewsRestricts the views reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Views=ViewA,ViewB,ViewC.

Caching


PropertyDescription
AutoCacheAutomatically caches the results of SELECT queries into a cache database specified by either CacheLocation or both of CacheConnection and CacheProvider .
CacheProviderThe name of the provider to be used to cache data.
CacheConnectionThe connection string for the cache database. This property is always used in conjunction with CacheProvider . Setting both properties will override the value set for CacheLocation for caching data.
CacheLocationSpecifies the path to the cache when caching to a file.
CacheToleranceThe tolerance for stale data in the cache specified in seconds when using AutoCache .
OfflineUse offline mode to get the data from the cache instead of the live source.
CacheMetadataThis property determines whether or not to cache the table metadata to a file store.

Miscellaneous


PropertyDescription
CallerIdThe Id of a user to impersonate when inserting or updating new records.
ConnectionLifeTimeThe maximum lifetime of a connection in seconds. Once the time has elapsed, the connection object is disposed.
DefaultPrecisionThe currency precision that is used for pricing throughout the system. Valid values are 0-4 and Auto. If the value is Auto, the default value will be retrieved from the Dynamics CRM server.
IncludeCalculatedColumnsThis option controls whether the driver returns the Calculated Columns defined on a table. Only applicable for CRM 2015+.
MaxRowsLimits the number of rows returned rows when no aggregation or group by is used in the query. This helps avoid performance issues at design time.
OtherThese hidden properties are used only in specific use cases.
PagesizeThe maximum number of results to return per page from Dynamics CRM.
PoolIdleTimeoutThe allowed idle time for a connection before it is closed.
PoolMaxSizeThe maximum connections in the pool.
PoolMinSizeThe minimum number of connections in the pool.
PoolWaitTimeThe max seconds to wait for an available connection.
PseudoColumnsThis property indicates whether or not to include pseudo columns as columns to the table.
QueryMethodThe method to use when querying data from Dynamics CRM. In most cases FetchXML will work with all tables.
QueryPassthroughThis option passes the query to the Dynamics CRM server as is.
ReadonlyYou can use this property to enforce read-only access to Dynamics CRM from the provider.
RTKThe runtime key used for licensing.
SavedQueryFilterA comma-separated list of filters to use for displaying Saved Queries as views (ex: Accounts%,Contacts%).
SupportEnhancedSQLThis property enhances SQL functionality beyond what can be supported through the API directly, by enabling in-memory client-side processing.
TimeoutThe value in seconds until the timeout error is thrown, canceling the operation.
UseConnectionPoolingThis property enables connection pooling.
UseDisplayNamesBoolean determining if the display names for the columns should be used instead of the API names.
UseDisplayTableNamesBoolean determining if the display names for the table should be used instead of the API names.
UseNameForPicklistValueBoolean determining if the string value should be used for picklist field values instead of integers.
UseSimpleNamesBoolean determining if simple names should be used for tables and columns.

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