Find an entity's logical name - Dynamics 365 CRM

Learn how to find a entity's logical name, used in plugins, workflows, and form scripting.

Click here to find a field's logical name.

What you will learn

  • Navigate to the system solution

  • Find an entity in a solution

  • Find its logical name

Step 1 - Navigate to the system solution

  • On your site map, Select the Settings Area, and click Customizations.

  • Click on Customize the System.

Step 2 - Navigate to the associated Entity

  • A solution window will appear.

  • On the left hand side of this window, click on the drop down arrow to the left of "Entities".

  • Scroll down to the associated Entity. I am trying to find a logical name for the Contact entity.

Step 3 - Find the name (logical name)

  • Click on Contact, not the drop down arrow to the left of it.

  • Under Entity Definition, locate the name box. This is the logical name of the entity.


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