What is Common Data Service? Common Data Service – CDS

Common Data Service allow you securely store and manage data that is used in the Business Applications. 

Data within common data service is stored within set of records called entities. An entity is a set of records used to store data, similar to how a table store data within the database.





Entities – Common Data Service

Analytics reports are not updated – Dynamics 365 for Talent


Data changes don’t appear on the Analytics tabs of any of the Analytics workspaces.


MS Power BI reports are refreshed every four hours, Default schedule of the Deploy measurement batch job.


The issue is only related to the timing of the batch job. Just follow the below steps to reduce the batch job time from 4 hours to 1 hour or as per requirement.

System administration > Links > Batch jobs > Batch jobs.
Find the Deploy measurement job in the list.
Select Edit and set the scheduled start date/time to a value that will refresh the analytics.

Backup and restore – Dynamics 365 for Talent

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent backup and restore can be done from the Dynamics 365 Administration Center. Steps to take backup and restore

  1. Login to dynamics 365 Administration center
  2. Click on backup and restore tab
  3. select the instance from the dropdown Backups for:
  4. Click New backup

Backup will start and takes few minutes to complete depend on the database size

To restore the backup to the instance repeat the step 1 and 2 and then

  1. select the  backup from the list you want to restore and click on restore appearing on the right side.