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GarethDoherty
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FinOps delegation

Hi, sorry if this is in the wrong forum, please move if it is.

So I have been dabbling in PowerApps to help replace some legacy BoB apps in our organisation which do very basic stuff.

Our data has been migrated into Ax\FinOps and it is huge. The data set that is.

I am struggling to do any filtering on the data in PowerApps. From reading the docs for the FinOps connector, there doesn't appear to be any functions that work through delegation. I am taking this view because it doesn't mention delegation like it does on other connectors.

Is this the case, does any one know?

My tables are 100k+ rows, so without delegation , it is obviously downloading the full data set to the device then trying to filter it, and as you can imagine, that isn't getting me anywhere. Either it takes 20 mins for any data to appear or just nothing appears.

If anyone has any advice on how to query FinOps data, where filtering etc is done off the device then please can you share 🙂

Cheers.
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Community Support Team

Re: FinOps delegation

Hi @GarethDoherty ,

Currently, within PowerApps, the Dynamics 365 for Fin & Ops connector is not a Delegable data source, so we could not delegate the data process within a canvas app to your Dynamics 365 for Fin & Ops data source. Delegation is not supported within Dynamics 365 for Fin & Ops data source.

 

As an alternative solution, you could consider bulk-load your Dynamics 365 for Fin & Ops data source records into multiple Collections within your app, then merge these collections into a Single one collection. Then use the merged Single one collection as data source within your app.

Please check and see if the alternative solution mentioned within following thread would help in your scenario:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Discussion/Pulling-in-large-ish-SQL-tables/m-p/243777#M7...

 

In addition, as a better solution, you could consider add a corresponding Entity within the CDS of your PowerApps for your D365 for Fin & Ops table (the CDS Entity should have same data strature as your D365 for Fin & Ops table), then create a Data Integration project within your PowerApps, then use the Data Integration project to sync data from your D365 for Fin & Ops table into this CDS Entity.

More details about creating a Data Integration Project in PowerApps, please check the following article or video:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/data-integrator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaSrnz2VMkE

After that, you could use the CDS Entity as data source within your app instead of the original D365 for Fin & Ops data source. The delegation is supported within Common Data Service (CDS), you could type a delegated Filter formula within your app to filter your CDS Entity records.

 

More details about the delegable functions or operators in Common Data Service connector, please check the following article:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/commondataservice/

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: FinOps delegation

Hi @GarethDoherty ,

Currently, within PowerApps, the Dynamics 365 for Fin & Ops connector is not a Delegable data source, so we could not delegate the data process within a canvas app to your Dynamics 365 for Fin & Ops data source. Delegation is not supported within Dynamics 365 for Fin & Ops data source.

 

As an alternative solution, you could consider bulk-load your Dynamics 365 for Fin & Ops data source records into multiple Collections within your app, then merge these collections into a Single one collection. Then use the merged Single one collection as data source within your app.

Please check and see if the alternative solution mentioned within following thread would help in your scenario:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Discussion/Pulling-in-large-ish-SQL-tables/m-p/243777#M7...

 

In addition, as a better solution, you could consider add a corresponding Entity within the CDS of your PowerApps for your D365 for Fin & Ops table (the CDS Entity should have same data strature as your D365 for Fin & Ops table), then create a Data Integration project within your PowerApps, then use the Data Integration project to sync data from your D365 for Fin & Ops table into this CDS Entity.

More details about creating a Data Integration Project in PowerApps, please check the following article or video:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/data-integrator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaSrnz2VMkE

After that, you could use the CDS Entity as data source within your app instead of the original D365 for Fin & Ops data source. The delegation is supported within Common Data Service (CDS), you could type a delegated Filter formula within your app to filter your CDS Entity records.

 

More details about the delegable functions or operators in Common Data Service connector, please check the following article:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/commondataservice/

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
GarethDoherty
Level: Power Up

Re: FinOps delegation

This is a great response and one that I am highly greatful for. I am a beginnger with Power Apps so answers like this that provide further resources and other posts to learn from are great.

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