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Northwind Traders relational data sample

Explore relationships, option sets, and other Common Data Service features with the Northwind Traders sample solution, recreated from the famous Microsoft Access sample. Detailed instructions are included for building the canvas app from scratch, explaining how to easily work with Many-to-one and One-to-many relationships between entities.

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Improved data source selection and Common Data Service views

We are excited to announce that we have added a new experience rolling out this week for selecting data sources in canvas apps and to allow using the Common Data Services views as a filter on entities.  Configuring a gallery or data table control is much easier with a prompt guiding the data source or connector to use. With this new experience is an improved data access to Common Data Service and will soon include all of the recent connection improvements.  To streamline use of Common Data Service, the data source selection includes a list of suggested entities.  The ability to use entity views as a filter allows more advanced queries to be used without delegation limits.

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ALM at scale: new features and automation capabilities

Today, we’re announcing the ability to add your Canvas apps and Flows to solutions (Preview) in the Common Data Service for Apps – even if they weren’t originally created from a solution! This means that you can now package all related apps, Flows, logic, schema, and other components and move them together across environments. As an added … Continue reading “ALM at scale: new features and automation capabilities”

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Announcing the general availability of the new view designer

We had recently announced the public preview of our new view designer. Since then many of you have actively used it and given us great feedback to help make it even better. Today we are happy to announce that the new view designer is out of preview and available for general use. The latest update includes additional features, added based on your feedback, to help makers quickly and productively author views.

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Time zone independent fields for Canvas apps

Canvas apps now fully support CDS time zone independent fields.  In the CDS preview connector we had blocked them until they were working properly.  All the work required has now been completed and fully deployed. Our mission was simple: Canvas and Model-driven apps should show and edit date/time values in the same manner.  Entering a … Continue reading “Time zone independent fields for Canvas apps”

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Announcing Dual Write Preview

We are super excited to announce that we will be starting to roll out Dual Write (Preview) to all our customers! Huge thanks to customers and partners from our Insider program without whom we wouldn’t have reached so far! It has been a great journey with lots of learning along the way. We have just … Continue reading “Announcing Dual Write Preview”

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Owner, Customer, and Regarding for canvas apps

Common Data Service polymorphic lookups are now available from canvas apps.  You can now: Access, set, and filter on the Owner field of any record. Access and set the Company Name field (a Customer data type) of the Contacts entity. Access and set the Regarding field of activity entities such as Faxes, Phone Calls, Email Messages, … Continue reading “Owner, Customer, and Regarding for canvas apps”

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