Classic Integrations Activities
Last updated Jul 17, 2024

Update Record


The Update Record activity uses the Web API PATCH operation to update a record.

After updating the record, the activity outputs the status of the request (success/failure information) in a ResponseStatus object (MicrosoftDynamicsStatus) that you can use in subsequent activities (e.g., conditional logic).

How it works

The following steps and message sequence diagram is an example of how the activity works from design time (i.e., the activity dependencies and input/output properties) to run time.

  1. Complete the Setup steps.
  2. Add the Microsoft Dynamics Application Scope activity to your project.
  3. Add an activity or run an external process that outputs the record identifier (e.g., Insert Record, Search Records).
  4. Add the Update Record activity inside the Microsoft Dynamics Application Scope activity.
  5. Click the Configure button inside the Update Record activity (this opens the Object Wizard).
  6. Select the Object you want to update, enter the record identifier, and add the fields (with values) that you want to update.
  7. Create and enter a ResponseStatus variable for the Output property.
    • Your input property values are sent in the PATCH operation request.
    • The operation returns the ResponseStatus and value to your output property variable.


The values for the following properties are specified when adding this activity to your project in UiPath Studio.


To enter your Update Record property values, you must use the Object Wizard by clicking the Configure button.

When you select an Object using the Object Wizard, you can add the fields that you want to update. For a complete list of the available fields for each object, see the Web API EntityType Reference in the Microsoft documentation.


  • AdditionalFields - A DataRow that includes the columns and values that you want to insert. Enter a DataRow variable.
    • To determine/validate your DataRow column names, click the Configure button, select your Object, and review the names shown in the Field column; your DataRow column names must match the shown value.
    • If you enter a value for a field in both the Object Wizard and the AdditionalFields property, the value entered in the Object Wizard takes precedent (overwriting the AdditionalFields value).
  • DisplayName - The display name of the activity. This field supports only Strings or String variables.
  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.
  • ResponseStatus - The status of the request (success/failure information). Enter a ResponseStatus variable (UiPath.BAF.Models.ResponseStatus). The ResponseStatus object includes three properties that you can use in other activities.
    • Success - Boolean - Specifies whether the API request was successful.
    • ErrorCode - String - The response error if the API request is unsuccessful (Success=False).
    • Message - String - The error message.


The following image shows an example of the activity dependency relationship and input/output property values.


The following image shows an example of the activity dependency relationship and input/output property values.

For step-by-step instructions and examples, see the Quickstart guide.

  • How it works
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