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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 Team
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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
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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

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