Create and manage fields within an entity in Dataverse

Functional Consultant
Dynamics 365
Power Platform
Microsoft Dataverse
Power Apps


Effective November 2020

  • Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Learn more.

  • Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has been updated. For example,entity is now table and field is now column. Learn more.

Modules will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

Do you want to create new data fields or leverage exiting standardized fields for your business solutions? This module will show you how to manage or create new fields within an entity in Dataverse.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Learn what a field is in Dataverse.
  • Learn about the types of fields that are available in Dataverse.
  • Add a field to an entity.
  • Learn what a primary name field is in Dataverse.
  • Identify restrictions that are associated with fields.
  • Create an auto-numbering field.
  • Create an alternate key.


A basic understanding of what a database is and its role within a software solution.