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Is File Column Type Usable in Portals?

I have used File column type for a column in dataverse table and linked that table to form, but the attachment field does not visible on the web page, Most users say File type columns do not support portals, is that true?

My requirement is adding file type columns to the table, there can be only one file per record.


Is there a way to achieve this?

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Hi @roshanma 


Fyi. File column is not yet supported in portal. There was a recent post in this forum if you need more clarity. 


As of now you can use notes as attachment and you can allow only one file per record. 


Official url: 


Hope it helps.


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Combined with the Preview API

Portals read operations using the Web API - Power Apps | Microsoft Docs

there may be some options:

Retrieve contents of File Data Type field in Dynamics 365/ CDS using JavaScript/ client code. - Deba...


I however do not have the JavaScript skills (yet) to make this work. Hopefully someone in the community will pick this up very soon or Microsoft may even have a low-code solution once it goes General Available 🙏.

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