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How to connect to CDM(common data model) database via c#/API/Sharepoint online/CSOM/Jquery/PowerBI

How to connect to CDM(common data model) database via c#/API/Sharepoint online and powerBI.

This is needed if we want to utilize this new UI based database to be used in our other applications(everything can not be via powerapps).

Is this CDM meant only to be used via powerapps?


Hi Amit,


Per my knowledge, currently, the CDM only can be used for PowerApps, it seems that there is no way to conect the data of CDM to other applications.




Thanks Wendy.

I was looking at below link and it has below section about CDM-

Now I am not sure how CDM can be used in a big picture "partner selling solutions to clients scenarios".

(for example as of now many IT companies use 2013) to deliver portals/products and sell to (healthcare/other verticals). Now how CDM can be used in these scenarios?

What is the "common data model" and what role does it play with Microsoft Dynamics 365?

The common data model is a cloud-resident business database, built on years of experience with our enterprise customers. It will come with hundreds of standard business entities spanning both business process (Dynamics 365) and productivity (Office 365). The standardization and consistency of schema enables partners to build innovative applications and to automate business processes spanning the entire business process spectrum with confidence their solutions can be easily deployed and used across Microsoft’s entire customer base.


What platform should partners use to build solutions today?

Partners should use Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow and Microsoft Azure to create composite business applications spanning Dynamics 365, Office 365 and, via a large and growing family of connectors, third-party databases and applications.

That is NOT good...   We must have other business application calling our CDM (internally) or even externally.  Why not create a CDM API??

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