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PowerApps SLQ server with 500+ tables

Hello everybody,


I am trying to create an App accessing the table dbo.SalesTable in Dynamics 365.

When I try to connect to this table the listed tables in the DB stop in the 'R*' name range, I suspect because of the 500 record limit.

What I have tried so far without success:

Listing the tables in a descending order -> it starts with the last R-table

Using the provided search field -> only lists results within 500 range

writing '[dbo].[SALESTABLE]' in the function field -> returns invalid name

raising the limit in the experimental features -> no changes

using ' && Search(dbo, 'salestable')' instead of SALESTABLE is not working either.


Is there a different way to specify or connect to a table that is outside of the 500 result limit?


Best regards

Super User
Super User

Re: PowerApps SLQ server with 500+ tables

Unfortunately, you appear to have encountered a bug in PowerApps that prevents us from accessing databases with large numbers of tables. There are more details here.

One way to work around this problem is to create a new user in SQL server and to grant access to a subset of the tables that you want to access in your app, which will include your [dbo].[SalesTable] table. You should not grant access to more than the approximate limit of around 1600 tables.

If you then connect to your database under the context of this new user, you should be able to access your [dbo].[SalesTable] table.

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