When I query the metadata using
DeletedMetadata only returns the
Is there a way to get the metadata for the attribute without knowing the entity? Even just the attribute name would be fine.
RetrieveAttributeRequest I think only works if the attribute exists and if you have the
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No, the only infomration available is the MetadataId.
Quoting from the SDK:
This collection is a dictionary of GUID values using a DeletedMetadataFilters as a key. The GUID values represent MetadataId values of the metadata items.
Looking at another part of the SDK specifically addresses this question:
You will also use DeletedMetadataFilters enumeration as a key to the RetrieveMetadataChangesResponse.DeletedMetadata to filter the GUID values found in the RetrieveMetadataChangesResponse.DeletedMetadata property. When you design a metadata cache you will want to use the MetadataId for each item so that you can identify deleted metadata items and remove them.
So as a developer you are expected to populate a cache of metadata of interest to your application. You can query the CRM Metadata to find changes and deletes - but in the case of a delete you are responsible for having collected the metadata in your cache.