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Enable Main Form Dialog on subgrids in Model-Driven Apps

The addition of main form dialogs and the new ability to specify their use in lookup field config is super-powerful - great change! For complex Power Apps with complex forms this will save a ton of time for users and it avoids the very common accidental clicking through to the lookup record when intending to click into the field. Big forms can take a long time to load so this stuff was frustrating and confusing for users.


Now we need a related change that's probably quite easy for the same devs - please add similar functionality to sub-grids - allow us to specify that new sub-records, viewing of existing sub-records and clicks on lookup fields/columns in the grid all open in a main form dialog instead of navigating the user away. Granular control of each of those three would be great but control of all in one option would be great for starters.




With questions pertaining to model-driven apps, you may actually have better luck over on our Dynamics forums:


It's a bit confusing but model-driven apps are distinct from canvas apps in how they're designed and how they work from a backend perspective. It reads like you have some awareness of this already, just to say that there may be some answers out there already.


Another note, when it comes to feature requests you can leave your ideas with our backend teams:


These ideas are reviewed, commented on, upvoted and more. Take a look and feel free to leave your suggestions there.


Let us know!



Hi @PatrickMSFT. I do completely understand the differences. If this forum is only about Canvas apps, maybe add that to the forum name? Also I did think this was a spot for product suggestions which is what this is - I'll go post where you suggest, thanks.

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