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Connect with Dynamics 365 and use Lookup Field of Dynamics CRM in PowerApps.

I have a problem with lookup field in D365 in "Contact" Entity. "Contact" entity has look-up field names Company which points to "Account" Entity.


I have recently build one power app where user will scan business card and on submit it will create new contact with the associated Account which user have chosen from the list of Accounts. 


Now the problem which I am facing here on submit it creating a new contact record as expected with the below patch but the company look-up field is left blank in the new company record. I couldn't able to set the Account name in the look-up field company in Contact Entity. 

I have added few screenshots below and my patch function also which I am using on create Contact button click . 


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Hey @Anonymous 


This is not working because Account is passed outside the curly brackets. Can you try to update the expression as:

Patch(Contacts_1,Defaults(Contacts_1),{firstname:txtFirstname.Text,lastname:txtlastName.Text,emailaddress1:txtEmailAddress.Text, 'Company Name':
LookUp(Accounts,accountid = First(SelectedAccountRecord).account.accountid,'Account Name'})


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Its still giving the same error. Please refer to the screenshot with error. And when I am using this query its not creating any contact record at all. 


Another thing I would like add here the lookup field name in Contact Entity is : parentcustomerid but when I am trying use this field name its showing me invalid column name. 

Any suggestion how can I set the lookup field value : parentcustomerid  with the selected Account name from my  power apps.


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No I finally I changed to CDS connector and its now working fine

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