Work with friendly display names in canvas apps when using Common Data Service for Apps or SharePoint


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Both Common Data Service for Apps and SharePoint maintain two names for every table and field. First, there's a developer-friendly name, which is somewhat cryptic, with no spaces, odd capitalization, underscores, and a requirement to be unique. Then there's a user-friendly name, meant for end users to see, with spaces and standard capitalization, displayed in the app's UI.

To date, PowerApps has only supported the developer names. With this feature, authors can now work with display names instead, making reading and writing of formulas easier and clearer.