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Accessing CDS Optionset Labels in Excel Power Query

Hi All,


I am trying to access CDS data in Excel Power Query by using the Dynamics365 connector here.


I can retrieve my custom entity data, but I am having issues finding my fields optionset labels to link to the numeric values listed on my Entity records.


I can see an optionset table, however it will not load giving the following error.


DataSource.Error: OData: Request failed: The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request. (The 'RetrieveMultiple' method does not support entities of type 'optionset'.)


Can anyone point me in the right direction


I can see the optionset display labels when I use the CDS connector from PowerBI, however using PowerBI is not an option for this project initially.


Thanks in advance

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This error is usually associated with people incorrectly sending data over from Power BI. There must be some kind of formatting issue that is not being accepted by PowerApps. I am not certain exactly what would be causing this. This might be a better question to bring to the Microsoft Support team, they can probably do better error tracking then I can. I'll include a link below;


If you would like to create a ticket with Microsoft Customer Support here is a link on how to do so:








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@DavidJennaway  Thanks for your response.


Not sure if it's the API version i'm using, but my data source does not have a PickListMappingSet table as indicated in your linked article. There is a picklistmappings table however it contains no data.


For now I have hard coded in the Optionset id and label to tables in my excel model.

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