cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
BluRonnie
Advocate I
Advocate I

Using Dataflows to create Parent-Child Records at the same time

Hi there,

 

I have an excel file that gets updated every week for all the activities details and I want to create a dataflows to automatically read this excel file and import data into the CDS entities I have created. 

 

In my CDS setup, I have the Activity Summary as the parent entity and Activities Details as the child entity which having a lookup field to the Activity Summary. Each week, there will be a new Activity Summary record and all the activities details of the week should be nested under the parent summary record. 

 

I have successfully created the dataflows which can populate the child entity Activities Details but I have no idea how to create the parent record and insert GUID number into the children records' lookup field to create linkage. 

 

Can someone please help?

2 ACCEPTED SOLUTIONS

Accepted Solutions
HSheild
Super User
Super User

Hi @BluRonnie 

 

I haven't tested this out in a long time but I do not believe this is possible.  I posted an Idea about this a while back so please vote if you would like this functionality added!

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Ideas/Support-the-ability-to-import-data-into-a-looku...

View solution in original post

v-yutliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @BluRonnie ,

Do you want to create linkage. between parent entity and child entity when importing data from excel to cds?

I'm afraid my answer is the same as @HSheild .

There is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

You could vote for @HSheild 's idea, which means the same as your issue.

Here's a similar issue for your reference:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Common-Data-Service-for-Apps/Linking-Contacts-to-Accounts-during...

 

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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

4 REPLIES 4
HSheild
Super User
Super User

Hi @BluRonnie 

 

I haven't tested this out in a long time but I do not believe this is possible.  I posted an Idea about this a while back so please vote if you would like this functionality added!

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Ideas/Support-the-ability-to-import-data-into-a-looku...

View solution in original post

v-yutliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @BluRonnie ,

Do you want to create linkage. between parent entity and child entity when importing data from excel to cds?

I'm afraid my answer is the same as @HSheild .

There is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

You could vote for @HSheild 's idea, which means the same as your issue.

Here's a similar issue for your reference:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Common-Data-Service-for-Apps/Linking-Contacts-to-Accounts-during...

 

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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

BluRonnie
Advocate I
Advocate I

Thanks @HSheild and @v-yutliu-msft for your prompt reply. I guess I will have to work around that for now. 

hope you voted for the idea 🙂 im expiriencing the same issue as you are

Helpful resources

Announcements
UG GA Amplification 768x460.png

Launching new user group features

Learn how to create your own user groups today!

Community Connections 768x460.jpg

Community & How To Videos

Check out the new Power Platform Community Connections gallery!

M365 768x460.jpg

Microsoft 365 Collaboration Conference | December 7–9, 2021

Join us, in-person, December 7–9 in Las Vegas, for the largest gathering of the Microsoft community in the world.

Users online (2,356)