Retrieve the text label for an OptionSet value

Here is the implementation I use for a method to get back the text/caption of an OptionSet item.

private  string GetOptionsSetTextOnValue(IOrganizationService service, string entityName, string attributeName, intselectedValue)
RetrieveAttributeRequest retrieveAttributeRequest = new  RetrieveAttributeRequest {
EntityLogicalName = entityName,
LogicalName = attributeName,
RetrieveAsIfPublished = true
// Execute the request.
RetrieveAttributeResponse retrieveAttributeResponse =(RetrieveAttributeResponse)service.Execute(retrieveAttributeRequest);
// Access the retrieved attribute.
Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Metadata.PicklistAttributeMetadata retrievedPicklistAttributeMetadata =(Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Metadata.PicklistAttributeMetadata)   retrieveAttributeResponse.AttributeMetadata;
// Get the current options list for the retrieved attribute.
OptionMetadata[] optionList = retrievedPicklistAttributeMetadata.OptionSet.Options.ToArray();
string selectedOptionLabel = string.Empty;
foreach (OptionMetadata oMD in optionList)
if (oMD.Value == selectedValue)
selectedOptionLabel = oMD.Label.UserLocalizedLabel.Label;
return selectedOptionLabel;
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