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Add Xrm Utility method to get an entity's collection name for web api from the logical name


Using English plurals for entity collections can be a pain to work with when writing generic code meant to work on multiple entity types because almost all other CRM apis use entity logical names. It would be great if there were a method that when passed in the entity logical name returned the entity collection name for use with web api.

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As a workaround, you can query metadata but this adds overhead of an additional request.
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We should just be able to query by Entity Logical Name. The ELN is passed for each and every Lookup attribute anyway, so it is known at runtime and code could be modular. I have no idea why anyone would want to add an additional name for the collection.