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You can create a database and build apps by using Common Data Service as a data store. You can either create your own custom entities or use the predefined entities. To create a database, you first need to either create an environment, or be assigned to an existing environment as an administrator. In addition, you must be assigned the appropriate license. For information on purchasing a plan for using the Common Data Service, see Pricing info.
There are three ways to create a database:
By default, a database is created in Open access mode. In this mode, security for access to entities isn't enforced. The environment administrator can set the database to Restrict access mode. In this mode, security for access to entities is enforced, based on permission sets and roles.
To create a database, you must be an administrator in the selected environment, and the appropriate license must be assigned to you. From the environment, you can further configure security permissions for other users by using the Security tab. For more information, see Configure database security and Security model.
With the Microsoft PowerApps common data model we collect and store custom entity and field names in our diagnostic systems. We use this knowledge to improve the common data model for our customers. The entity and field names that Creators create help us understand scenarios that are common across the Microsoft PowerApps community and ascertain gaps in the service’s standard entity coverage, such as schemas related to organizations. The data in the database tables associated with these entities is not accessed or used by Microsoft or replicated outside of the region in which the database is provisioned. Note, however, the custom entity and field names may be replicated across regions and are deleted in accordance with our data retention policies. Microsoft is committed to your privacy as described further in our Trust Center.