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Direct Power Fx Dataverse action invocation GA

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We are pleased to announce the general availability of the direct invocation of Dataverse actions in Power Fx Canvas apps. As a part of the Power Fx language, authors can now directly invoke a Dataverse action within a formula. A new Power Fx ‘Environment’ language object that authors can add to their app enables access to Dataverse actions. It is available with Power Apps release version 3.23113. It is expected in most regions by Dec 4th.

The new Environment object and a Dataverse action bound to a button.

Since releasing Preview, the ability to rename, refresh, and add actions from other environments has been added. The alternative to calling a Dataverse action directly is to embed a Power Automate flow which slows performance. Power App will now show a warning banner if app calls Power Automate to invoke a Dataverse action.

For documentation details on how to use this feature, please see the Power Apps documentation on how to Work with Dataverse actions in Canvas Apps. See also the formula language features that enable working with Untyped objects.