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cjbrooks
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Query CDS Data

Is there a way to build a SQL like query using my CDS entities as Tables?

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Meneghino
Level 10

Re: Query CDS Data

Excellent question!

 

That is why I avoid CDS entirely and use Azure SQL Database instead.  A much better experience.

PowerApps Staff CWesener
PowerApps Staff

Re: Query CDS Data

 

Hi @cjbrooks - can you give me some details on your scenario? We're looking at ways to improve interaction with entities, but I'd like to understand how you're trying to present your data that you can't do today. Or is more about using a language you're familiar with?

Thanks,
Clay.
cjbrooks
Level: Powered On

Re: Query CDS Data

I'd like to be able to combine data from separate entities into a SQL like view that I can (in current state) export to excel and then add to a Power BI dashboard.  Would like in the future to be able to create a view and have Power BI directly read from CDS and not have to go through Excel.

PowerApps Staff CWesener
PowerApps Staff

Re: Query CDS Data

Thats for clarify @cjbrooks - we will have an official post on Monday, but the new CDS for Apps connector is actually released in the latest version of CDS for Apps - so you can connect directly to CDS to build Power BI reports and dashboards. If you download the latest Power BI Desktop, you'll see the connector as "Common Data Service for Apps (Beta)".

 

I'll be posting more details on the PowerApps blog on Monday.

Thanks,
Clay.
Yahya
Level 10

Re: Query CDS Data

Hi @CWesener, it is Tuesday already.

PowerApps Staff CWesener
PowerApps Staff

Re: Query CDS Data

Hi All - the blog post went out yesterday : https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/cds-for-apps-powerbi/, documentation is also live for the new connector.

Thanks,
Clay.

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