cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Highlighted
Regular Visitor

Generate Reports from Data in the CDS

Access had the functionality to generate reports, and I can do it through the Reporting Tool if I run an on-premises SQL Server, but how would I generate reports if all my data are stored in CDS?

3 REPLIES 3
Highlighted
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: Generate Reports from Data in the CDS

Hi @yanalex981 

 

Power BI (CDS)

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/cds-for-apps-powerbi/

 

Create a Model Driven App and use its reporting features

 

or use flow to query cds 

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly

 

Highlighted
Regular Visitor

Re: Generate Reports from Data in the CDS

Thanks for informing me on the PowerApps Reporting Tool! Didn't know about it. Though it doesn't seem able to generate anything more complex than tables and charts. In MS Access, we could set up headers, footers, formatting, page breaks, etc, a whole lot more.

PowerBI seems suitable for generating single page graphically oriented reports (summaries), as reports that span multiple pages may become cumbersome. Printing support appears to be poor as it just generates a PDF, and you have to print the PDF hoping that scaling and orientation is correct when it gets spit out by the printer.

I'm thinking of creating templates in Word, and populating it with a Flow or something like that.

Highlighted
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: Generate Reports from Data in the CDS

Hi @yanalex981 

 

Populating word templates is possible using MS Flow 

Form PowerApps call MS Flo and then use the populate word template action to generate your report

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly

Helpful resources

Announcements
secondImage

New Return to Workplace

Reopen responsibly, monitor intelligently, and protect continuously with solutions for a safer work environment.

August 2020 CYST Challenge

Check out the winners of the recent 'Can You Solve These?' community challenge!

Experience what’s next for Power Apps

Join us for an in-depth look at the new Power Apps features and capabilities at the free Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event.

Check this Out

Helpful information

Featuring samples like Return to the Workplace and Emergency Response Applications

secondImage

Power Platform 2020 release wave 2 plan

Features releasing from October 2020 through March 2021

Top Solution Authors
Users online (5,392)