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

Power Apps Related technologies – Power Apps – Part 3

Power Apps related technologies

Microsoft power apps works with other technologies o help you to create powerful apps for your organization.

List of technologies used to build power apps

  • Data Sources:
    • Data source bring cloud and On-premise data into the power apps.Data can be accessed thru build in connections, custom connectors or gateways
  • Common Data service
    • Common data service is a reliable and scalable service that allows to store and manage data that’s used by business applications. It is stored with in the set of entities.
  • Microsoft flow
    • Microsoft flow is used to automate the process based on some conditions. example is triggering of an event in the connected service. like when new customer creates in  the Dynamics 365 send an email to the users.

Power Apps Building Block – Power Apps – Part 2

This unit explores each part of the following PowerApps components:

  • web.powerapps.com – Apps start here, whether you build them from data, a sample app, or a blank screen.
  • PowerApps Studio – Develop your apps further by connecting to data, adding and arranging user interface (UI) elements (known as controls), and building formulas.
  • PowerApps Mobile – Run your apps on Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS, and Google Android devices.
  • PowerApps Admin Center – Manage PowerApps environments and other components.




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PowerApps Studio

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Power Apps Mobile




Power Apps admin Center


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What is Power Apps? Power App – Part 1

  • Power Apps

    • PowerApps is a suite of apps, services, connectors, and a data platform that provides you with an opportunity to build custom apps for your business needs.
    • By using PowerApps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data that is stored either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on).
  • With PowerApps, you can:

    • Build an app quickly by using the skills that you already have.
    • Connect to the cloud services and data sources that you’re already using.
    • Share your apps instantly so that coworkers can use them on their phones and tablets.
  • PowerApps building blocks

    • To create, share, and administer apps, you’ll use the following sites:
      • web.powerapps.com – On this site, you can open apps, specify the type of app that you want to create, share your app, and create data connections and flows. To use this site, you’ll need to log in by using your organizational account.
      • PowerApps Studio – On this site, you build apps by configuring user interface (UI) elements and Excel-like formulas.
      • PowerApps admin center – On this site, you’ll define environments and data policies.
    • Note:To use these sites, you’ll need to sign in by using your organizational account.

Data Entity Not available on Powerapps and Power BI ,Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Issue: Data Entity of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is not available on power apps and Power BI


Casue: Data Entity of Dynamics 365 for Finance and operation will not be available if Is Public  property of Data Entity is No


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Resolution: Just change the Data Entity Is Public property to Yes