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Environment Variable Licensing in Canvas Apps

I've been unable to find a concrete answer to this online.  I know Environment Variables are a preview feature right now, but does anyone know if they will eventually require a Premium license?

 

I currently have a Canvas app that uses environment variables, and it does properly work without a premium license.  I'm concerned with the fact that they read environment variables through the Common Data Service. 

 

Does anyone know if Environment Variables are supposed to be considered a premium connection/feature? Or should they be included in an Office 365 Power Apps license?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Environment Variable Licensing in Canvas Apps

My expectation is that they will not require premium licensing if they don't in Preview.  There is at least one other standard feature in Power Automate, Approvals, that uses CDS in the background.  So the fact that it uses CDS doesn't automatically mean it will be premium.



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Re: Environment Variable Licensing in Canvas Apps

My expectation is that they will not require premium licensing if they don't in Preview.  There is at least one other standard feature in Power Automate, Approvals, that uses CDS in the background.  So the fact that it uses CDS doesn't automatically mean it will be premium.



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Re: Environment Variable Licensing in Canvas Apps

Thank you, that's reassuring.  I'm finding that app users are being prompted to start a premium trial if an app uses environment variables, but that they can still use the app after their trial is disabled, which isn't what I'd expect.

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