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mcorning
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Does/Will Flow (or Logic Apps) support consistent new child records in CDS?

I have seen other posts that appear similar, but I wanted to see if I can (help) make a case for a general solution.

 

The basic value proposition

Using Entity Relationships in CDS, we can now create Lookup fields that pick up the PrimaryId of the parent entity when creating a child entity.

 

The first problem

Flow does not include the Lookup field in the dynamic contet.

 

The second problem

We now have inconstent referential integrity, and Flow doesn't even know it.

 

The Workaround

I have several workaround options, none pleasant:

  1. I don't use Entity Relations in CDS
  2. I use Entity Relations, but don't use Flow to do basic database management tasks
  3. Instead of CDS Lookup fields, i keep using my manual technique of storing the parent entity PrimaryId or Value in a text field in my child entity
  4. Least appealing, I use both a text field and a Lookup field, and then try to keep their contents in sync.

Does anybody have a better workaround?

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mcorning
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Re: Does/Will Flow (or Logic Apps) support consistent new child records in CDS?

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Community Support Team

Re: Does/Will Flow (or Logic Apps) support consistent new child records in CDS?

Hi Mcorning,

 

About your first problem “Flow doesn’t include the Lookup field in the dynamic content”. Do you want to fill the box with a value from the dynamic content?

It seems that there is no Lookup field from the previous action can be selected from the dynamic content. May I suggest you submit an idea about this to support CDS lookup field in dynamic content in flow on the Flow Ideas Forum?

dynamics content.PNG

 

About your second problem about inconstent referential integrity, please also consider to submit it as a new feature request.

 

Flow Ideas Forum is:
https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

I will also report this from my side about these two features. Thanks again for your feedback.

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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