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PowerApps must also see SQL Azure Queries, not only Tables

On making the connection, I only see Tables, not Queries. This cannot be workable as Tables usually have many IDs and IDs are meaningless, Connection to Queries is a must: same as Excel and Power BI.

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 Using SQL Views in PowerApps is now available.  See the blog to find out more:

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Definitely agreed with you, Luis8888.  

CDS is paid database based on number of user,  so MS can earn a lot on this phatform.. 


btw, CDS really has limitation comparing to MSSQL  directly connection.  I will not use it even if it is free



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Workaround is to First use table with identical structure. Add it. Replace in database by view.
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Hi monty241,


This is an interesting point. I will dive into your suggestion, it might be the solution to a lot of apperent limitations. Thanks for the advise 🙂


/Peter W



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Hi monty241,


I have testet you principle, and it does work. By creating a table with the same structure as your view, setting up PowerApps to point to this table, and then later replacing it with a view will do the trick!

This is a major step in the right direction 🙂


/Peter W

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Confirmed, that actually worked. Now for how long....that's the real question. You the man, @monty241

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FINALLY! Thanks. 

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Hurrah!  Now the only thing left is to be able to patch null values to SQL Server columns.

Then the rest is detail.

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Hi everyone. This seems to have been actually released as a feature now, so workarounds are no longer required.




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Superb, Bravo to the PowerApps Team

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Today should be an milestone of PowerApps development.  Good to see supporting View !!


Thanks to MS Team