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Portal web forms without field descriptions from CDM entity

Is there a way to get field descriptions to appear on a web form surfaced in a Portal?


Only the field name is displayed. 


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Hi Django,


Great steer, thanks, it led me to the MS DOCS version here, and it works!



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Kudo Commander
Kudo Commander

I did some testing recently and found out that common settings you would expect on the form editor (like adding instructions, changing labels, extra validations, default values etc) are actually located in a separate entity: Entity Form Metadata that you can link to an Entity Form. I think the type Attribute will cover your need to add Instructions: HTML is supported so you can add images, hyperlinks, embeddable iframes from YouTube etc.

See this post for a pretty good explanation:
This is about Dynamics Portals but Power Apps Portals are basically the same 👍🏼
Community Support
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Hi @Gatwick ,

Do you want to display a field description within web form in PowerApps Portal?


Based on the needs that you mnetioned, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently. As an alternative solution, I agree with @Djangos's thought almost, I think the Entity Form Metadata functionality could achieve your needs.

Please consider take a try with the following solution, then add description info for the fields in your Entity form:


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.

Hi Django,


Great steer, thanks, it led me to the MS DOCS version here, and it works!



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Yes, more precisely the Description and Instructions capability of forms can be used to achieve this. Direct doc link to topic here 

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