Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Helper III
Helper III

Load Entity Reference Name Only



I have an app to show records from the Dynamics CE, the issue is my view has 5 lookup fields, the idea that I need to load the whole refrence entity is killing the performance, why I cannot get only the name of the refrence entity, is there a way to resolve this, I need to show the Work Order entity,  billing account, service account, and other references, the query url is like this "

msdyn_workorders/items?$expand=msdyn_workordertype,ets_SubType,ets_PrimaryBookableResourceBooking,msdyn_billingaccount,msdyn_serviceaccount", this is really killing the performance of the load
in the gallery, this how I'm getting the billing account name 
ThisItem.'Billing Account (msdyn_billingaccount)'.'Account Name'

if I use 

ThisItem.'Billing Account'

it will only return the Id

Community Support
Community Support

Re: Load Entity Reference Name Only

Hi @aboodhamwi ,

Do you want to only load lookup field's Name, not load other propertities?

I'm afraid it's not supported to make this currently in PowerApps.

Look-up field is considered as a whole and you can not only load part of it.

I suggest you express your views on PowerApps Ideas Forum. Your precious advice will be very helpful for our work.


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Helper III
Helper III

Re: Load Entity Reference Name Only

Hi @v-yutliu-msft ,


thanks for the reply, normally in the Dynamics Ce in once you load a reference you will get the primary field name, and 90% from the reason you load the field is to load the name, so why I have to load the whole entity

Helpful resources

Community Conference

Power Platform Community Conference

Find your favorite faces from the community presenting at the Power Platform Community Conference!

Watch Now

Experience what’s next for Power Apps

See the latest Power Apps innovations, updates, and demos from the Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event.

Power Platform ISV Studio

Power Platform ISV Studio

ISV Studio is designed to become the go-to Power Platform destination for ISV’s to monitor & manage published applications.


Power Platform 2020 release wave 2 plan

Features releasing from October 2020 through March 2021

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (6,058)