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License required for Powerapps based on CDS



If I understand correctly every (end) user will need at least powerapps plan 1 license to run a canvas powerapp based on CDS?

Is there a way to avoid this? Large part of the end users will only use a small part of the powerapp and only 2-3 times per year.

FYI- I am quite new in this domain.




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Re: License required for Powerapps based on CDS

Hi @ThomasVDS 


Currently, no workaround to to avoid.

And you need two types of licenses - A P2 license to create the CDS database/model the data (IT admin/developer) and a P1 license to access it (users).

Please review pricing structure here -

Additionally, we have also documented a few scenarios here -

Best Regards.
Helper III
Helper III

Re: License required for Powerapps based on CDS

@v-yuxima-msft Thank you for the quick reply.


But as long as you don't create model driven apps, you don't need a P2 license?


If you create a model driven app, do the end users need to have a P2 license?

On the pricing website : Run model-driven apps that utilize Common Data Service  -> only P2.

Does this apply for end users as well? What is run exactly meaning?



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