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New CDS capabilities for Canvas apps enter Preview

For the last few months we have been rolling out new features for Canvas apps when connected to the Common Data Service for Apps: One-to-Many relationships Option sets Many-to-Many relationships Aggregate delegation We have been doing this work under an Experimental switch, off by default for all apps: Thank you for playing with these features and … Continue reading “New CDS capabilities for Canvas apps enter Preview”

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Delegation of Aggregate functions for CDS

Sum, Min, Max, and Average functions in Canvas apps are aggregate functions that can reduce a large amount of data down to a single value.   For example, Average could be used to find the average age of a class of students using Average( Students, Age ). These functions can also be used with the Filter function … Continue reading “Delegation of Aggregate functions for CDS”

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Improved datasource and field selection in canvas apps

PowerApps authoring using data is getting easier with improved creation and selection of datasources, fields, and connections. The experience has been updated and search was added to help quickly find the right item.  Also more of the data controls can be configured directly in the property pane. This experience is rolling out throughout this week. … Continue reading “Improved datasource and field selection in canvas apps”

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Data Integrator Updates – New features with an intuitive user interface providing a fluent experience

This is a Preview announcement of new features and UI enhancements in the Data Integrator for Common Data Service for Apps Important Preview features aren’t meant for production use and may have restricted functionality. These features are available before an official release so that customers can get early access and provide feedback. We expect changes … Continue reading “Data Integrator Updates – New features with an intuitive user interface providing a fluent experience”

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Option Sets and Many-to-Many Relationships for Canvas apps

We continue to expand our Canvas support for the Common Data Service for Apps, on the road to CDS + Canvas = Awesome. With this installment we have refined how Option Sets and Two Option data types work and have added support for Many-to-Many relationships. These features are available now with the CDS Experimental Connector. …

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Fun with GUIDs!

For those who work with primary and foreign keys on CDS and SQL Server, we have added GUID as a first class data type. Although not common, you may want to beat the rush and start updating any formulas that use literal GUID strings.

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