What kind of traffic does the XrmToolBox :: FetchXml tool generate

Topics: Connection
Jan 22, 2015 at 7:44 PM
I am interested in monitoring the SOAP requests and responses sent and received by the FetchXml plugin. I installed WireShark and am filtering on http but I don't see any traffic when I send queries.

I realize it's written in .Net and that perhaps all of the SOAP traffic may be being sent via some other protocol. But when you write Jana code that makes http connections, using HttpClient for example, you can see the http traffic.

Does anyone know if this is possible?
Jan 23, 2015 at 10:41 AM
Fiddler can pickup the request/responses sent from xrmtoolbox.
Marked as answer by tanguy92 on 1/23/2015 at 8:23 AM
Jan 27, 2015 at 9:01 AM
Excellent! I had been reading about Fiddler but since I am on Linux I couldn't use it. Then I got a laptop with Windows and proceeded to install .NET framework, XRMToolBox, Dynamics CRM SDK, Windows Identify Foundation classes, even Visual Studio! All in an effort to execute simple connection code to see the SOAP messages.

But your message made me remember, hey! I'm on Windows, I can use Fiddler! So I installed it and now I can see all the SOAP messages! At first I thought it was nothing more than a glorified Chrome/Firefox "F12" (web tools) Network view. But no, it's much more.

Now all I have to do is create my own Authentication mechanism with Java/HttpClient with all of this info. Ugh.

Anyway, thanks again!