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Unable to use Web api call in canvas app

Hi All,

I am trying to use web API(link below) call, but the below link says it is only available for Model driven apps.

Any alternate way to use API call in Canvas App? Any suggestion much appreciated.

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Re: Unable to use Web api call in canvas app

You will need to create standard XMLHttpRequests. This is a sample I posted earlier today (it calls an action within a Model driven app) you will just need to change the baseUrl, query and body contents.


var req = new XMLHttpRequest();
		var baseUrl=this.baseUrl;
var query="/api/data/v9.1/hdn_ValidateLicense";
		return new Promise(function (resolve, reject) {"POST", baseUrl + query, true);
			req.onreadystatechange = function () {
				if (req.readyState !== 4) return;
				if (req.status >= 200 && req.status < 300) {
					// If successful
					try {
						var result = JSON.parse(req.responseText);
						if (parseInt(result.StatusCode) < 0) {
								status: result.StatusCode,
								statusText: result.StatusMessage
					catch (error) {
						throw error;

				} else {
					// If failed
						status: req.status,
						statusText: req.statusText

			req.setRequestHeader("OData-MaxVersion", "4.0");
			req.setRequestHeader("OData-Version", "4.0");
			req.setRequestHeader("Accept", "application/json");
			req.setRequestHeader("Content-Type", "application/json; charset=utf-8");
var body=	"{'ProductName': '"+productName+"'}";


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Re: Unable to use Web api call in canvas app

I really hope that we will get the Xrm.WebApi implemented in Canvas Apps at some point - but it does kind of go against the principle of Canvas Apps - using connections to communicate with CDS.

@ben-thompson this has got me thinking - would this code work in Canvas - wouldn't the user need to be already authenticated with CDS first so that there is a bearer cookie? If you are running on the mobile app I'm not even sure that the bearer cookie would be available? You'd need to do an auth request to get the access token first. And then there is CORS? -


Re: Unable to use Web api call in canvas app

Just gave it a go and managed to call with auth using adal:


config = {tenant: "",clientId :"51f81489-12ee-4a9e-aaae-a2591f45987d"}
adalContext = new AuthenticationContext(config);
(e, accesstoken) => fetch("",
{headers:{"Authorization":"Bearer " + accesstoken}}).then(



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