Community tools for Microsoft Dataverse


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

This article will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

The Power Apps community creates tools!

Many of the most popular ones are distributed in the XrmToolBox. XrmToolBox is a Windows application that connects to Dataverse, providing tools to ease customization, configuration and operation tasks. It is shipped with more than 30 plugins to make administration, customization or configuration tasks easier and less time consuming.


Tools created by the community are not supported by Microsoft. If you have questions or issues with community tools, contact the publisher of the tool.

The following is a selected list of community tools distributed via the XrmToolBox that you can use with Dataverse.

Tool Description
Attribute Manager Used to rename/delete/or change the type of an attribute.
Early Bound Generator Generates Early Bound Entities/Option Sets/Actions. Uses CrmSvcUtil from the SDK, and shows command line used to create the classes.
Export to Excel Easily export records from the selected view/fetchxml to Excel.
FetchXML Builder Create and test FetchXml Queries
Metadata Browser Browse metadata from your Dataverse environment
Plugin Trace Viewer Investigate the Plug-in Trace Log with easy filtering and display possibilities
User Settings Utility Manage users personal settings in bulk

Here is another tool, Chromium Metadata Browser, that lets you browse metadata such as entities, attributes, relationships, option sets of Dataverse environements. It works with Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers.


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