Work with external data in a Power Apps canvas app

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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 need to connect an app to access data? Then this module is for you. It focuses on connecting your app to a data source.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Understand data sources for canvas apps in Power Apps
  • Use the Collect function


A basic understanding of how to create a canvas app in Power Apps.