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How to see visually cds entities' relationships?

Hi community,

is there anyway/tool etc to see the relationships between cds entities as relationship diagram? Or does it exist any other tool with visual designer for the cds?

Kind regards

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Hi @IronFelix ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to see the relationships between cds entities as relationship diagram?

 

If you want to see the relationships between cds entities as relationship diagram, I afraid that there is no direct way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

 

As an alternative solution, you could consider define a hierarchical data within your CDS Entity, then you could configure visualizations based on that hierarchy.

Please check and see if the following article would help in your scenario:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/visualize-hierarchical-data

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/define-query-hierarchical-data

 

In addition, I also agree with @jaguil3ra 's thought almost. I think the XRM Tools is also a better choice for your scenario.

Please check and see if the following blog would help in your scenario:

https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/jonasrappscrmtrenches/posts/relationship-data-analysis-with-xrm...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouwRbB_m5AU

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Thanks both of you for your answers,

@jaguil3ra  i am going to try the xrmtool now.

@v-xida-msft we are creating a Canvas PowerApps application that is using many custom entities,and also uses some custom data connectors for fetching data from multiple data sources.

Because the data model is complex, data architect from the customer asked to see it visually. So, i am searching tools to do it. Obviously i can do it by going to any data modelling tool or a sql azure and recreate the entities as tables but it would be double effort.

Kind regards

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Advocate I
Advocate I

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Community Support

Hi @IronFelix ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to see the relationships between cds entities as relationship diagram?

 

If you want to see the relationships between cds entities as relationship diagram, I afraid that there is no direct way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

 

As an alternative solution, you could consider define a hierarchical data within your CDS Entity, then you could configure visualizations based on that hierarchy.

Please check and see if the following article would help in your scenario:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/visualize-hierarchical-data

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/define-query-hierarchical-data

 

In addition, I also agree with @jaguil3ra 's thought almost. I think the XRM Tools is also a better choice for your scenario.

Please check and see if the following blog would help in your scenario:

https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/jonasrappscrmtrenches/posts/relationship-data-analysis-with-xrm...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouwRbB_m5AU

 

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.

View solution in original post

Thanks both of you for your answers,

@jaguil3ra  i am going to try the xrmtool now.

@v-xida-msft we are creating a Canvas PowerApps application that is using many custom entities,and also uses some custom data connectors for fetching data from multiple data sources.

Because the data model is complex, data architect from the customer asked to see it visually. So, i am searching tools to do it. Obviously i can do it by going to any data modelling tool or a sql azure and recreate the entities as tables but it would be double effort.

Kind regards

View solution in original post

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