The Common Data Model (CDM) is a collection of standard business entities. Use of a standard model provides consistency and makes it easier to develop business applications, particularly multiple apps within a business. The CDM is only a model, but the Common Data Service (CDS) for Apps is an instance of that model. The CDS is used for data storage by apps like Dynamics 365, as well as citizen-developer tools like Power BI, Microsoft Flow, and PowerApps.
- [Instructor] A couple of decades ago … when I was just a wee little programmer, … I had the privilege to spend some time working … with a committee that was organized by the United Nations … to create definitions in XML business entities. … So that we would have a definition, for example, … of what a customer was, what the specific fields were … that we would want to capture for a customer. … And if we could come to agreement then … about what the core attributes of a customer was, … what metadata we wanted to capture about customers, … it would make it really easy, thought the United Nations, … to be able to develop programs … and share information back and forth between countries, … between industries, and irrespective … of the type of software platform that we were using. … Spring forward 20 years later. … And what we have is something very similar … developed not by the United Nations, … but by Microsoft. … And this is part of a larger partnership … of Microsoft and Adobe and SAP …
- Recall the URL for the PowerApps portal.
- Recognize the template used to create a three-screen mobile app from existing data.
- Name the default type of entity ownership.
- Determine the type of relationship between two entities.
- Identify the prefix for Microsoft Dynamics entities.
- Explain where PowerApps business rules run, even on canvas apps.
- Recognize an example of an artifact type of component.