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Option set field


The below questions came from one of the practice test. Can you please help with the correct answer.

Q. Populate records in a Common Data Service entity containing an option set field 

The source system has the label for the option set but not the corresponding integer value

You are using a non .NET programming language.

You need to find the integer value for the option set.

What should you do? Radio Choice

  1. Use the Organization service and execute a Retrieve OptionSet Request request.
  2. Use Web API and use an Insert Option Value action.
  3. Use Web API and use a PicklistAttributeMetadata request.
  4. Use the Organization service and execute a RetrieveAttributeRequest request.



I'd go with the WebAPI and PicklistAttributeMetadata, though this question is not as robust as it should be.

I expect that when it says 'You are using a non .NET programming language' it's trying to point you the Web API, though it is possible to use the Organization Service from .Net languages (though it's more work)

RetriveveOptionSet only works for global option sets, but the question doesn't specify either way, so you can't assume it's a global option set

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