Terminology changes in Power Apps portals

Effective November 2020, Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. More information: Common Data Service is now Microsoft Dataverse. Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has also been updated. For example, entity is now table and field is now column. More information: Terminology updates in Dataverse

Based on the terminology changes in Dataverse, customer feedback, and data from user research, effective March 2021, we're updating some terminology in Power Apps portals to be more intuitive and make its usage more productive. The terminology updates are listed below, and we're in the process of rolling them out across Microsoft Power Platform.

Important

We're in the process of rolling out the terminology changes for Power Apps portals interface, Power Apps portals Studio, Portal Management app, and Power Apps. During this process, your environment may show legacy or current terminology depending on the rollout stage. Power Apps portals documentation will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

Key terminology changes for portals

The following table lists key terminology changes in portals.

Legacy term Current term
Entity form Basic form
Web form Advanced form
Entity list List
Entity permission Table permission
Entity Name Table Name

All references to the key terminology changes are going to be updated including Power Apps portals interface, Portal Management app, portals Studio, and Power Apps.

Terminology changes inside Portal Management app

Terminology updates apply to references of legacy terms. For example, if the legacy term used in the user interface is "Enable search on entity list", the term is updated to "Enable search on list" as "entity list" is the legacy term, and "list" is the current term.

The following table includes terminology changes inside Portal Management app.

Feature area or location of the term Legacy term Current term
View name for Entity List Active Entity Lists Active Lists
View name for Entity List Entity List Advanced Find View List Advanced Find View
View name for Entity List Entity List Associated View List Associated View
View name for Entity List Entity List Lookup View List Lookup View
View name for Entity List Inactive Entity Lists Inactive Lists
View name for Entity List Quick Find Active Entity Lists Quick Find Active Lists
Entity Permission Scope Access Type
View name for Entity Permission Active Entity Permissions Active Table Permissions
View name for Entity Permission Child Entity Permissions Child Table Permissions
View name for Entity Permission Entity Permissions Advanced Find View Table Permission Advanced Find View
View name for Entity Permission Entity Permission Associated View Table Permission Associated View
View name for Entity Permission Entity Permission Lookup View Table Permission Lookup View
View name for Entity Permission Inactive Entity Permissions Inactive Table Permissions
View name for Entity Permission Quick Find Active Entity Permissions Quick Find Active Table Permissions
View name for Entity Form Active Entity Forms Active Basic Forms
View name for Entity Form Entity Form Advanced Find View Basic Form Advanced Find View
View name for Entity Form Entity Form Associated View Basic Form Associated View
View name for Entity Form Entity Form Lookup View Basic Form Lookup View
View name for Entity Form Inactive Entity Forms Inactive Basic Forms
View name for Entity Form Quick Find Active Entity Forms Quick Find Active Basic Forms
View name for Web Form Active Web Forms Active Advanced Forms
View name for Web Form Inactive Web Forms Inactive Advanced Forms
View name for Web Form Quick Find Active Web Forms Quick Find Active Advanced Forms
View name for Web Form Web Form Advanced Find View Advanced Form Advanced Find View
View name for Web Form Web Form Associated View Advanced Form Associated View
View name for Web Form Web Form Lookup View Advanced Form Lookup View
Checkbox for Entity Permission Enable Entity Permission Enable Table Permission
Lookup label for Parent Entity Permission Parent Entity Permission Parent Table Permission
Tab name for entity reference Entity Reference Associated Table Reference
Metadata for Entity Form Entity Form Metadata Basic Form Metadata
View name for Entity Form Metadata Active Entity Form Metadata Active Basic Form Metadata
View name for Entity Form Metadata Entity Form Metadata Advanced Find View Basic Form Metadata Advanced Find View
View name for Entity Form Metadata Entity Form Metadata Associated View Basic Form Metadata Associated View
View name for Entity Form Metadata Entity Form Metadata Lookup View Basic Form Metadata Lookup View
View name for Entity Form Metadata Inactive Entity Form Metadata Inactive Basic Form Metadata
View name for Entity Form Metadata Quick Find Active Entity Form Metadata Quick Find Active Basic Form Metadata
Name for option to set entity reference on save Set Entity Reference On Save Set Table Reference On Save
Section for Entity Reference Source Entity Reference Source Table Reference Source
Type of referenced entity Reference Entity Source Type Source Type
Additional setting for Entity or Web form Target Entity Portal User Lookup Attribute Portal User Lookup Column
Entity List OData Feed option for set name Entity Set Name OData Entity Set Name
Entity List OData Feed option for type name Entity Type Name OData Entity Type Name
Option to choose entity form for create Entity Form for Create Basic Form for Create
Display name of entity form field Reference Entity Primary Key Logical Name Reference Table Primary Key Logical Name
Display name of entity form field Record Source Entity Logical Name Record Source Table Logical Name
Label for query string parameter name for On success action of Redirect on entity form Record ID Query String Parameter Name Record ID Parameter Name

Terminology changes inside portals Studio

Terminology updates apply to references of legacy terms. For example, if portals Studio referred to an "Entity", the term is updated to "Table".

The following table includes terminology changes inside portals Studio.

Feature area or location of the term Legacy term Current term
Drop down option for Entity Entity Table
Search setting checkbox label for Entity Lists Enable search on entity list Enable search on list
Checkbox label to enable entity permissions Enable entity permissions Enable table permissions

Next steps

Creating a starter portal

See also

Microsoft Learn: Get started with Power Apps portals
Power Apps portals lifecycle
Available portal templates
Portals connectivity to a Microsoft Dataverse environment
Server-side cache in portals

Note

Can you tell us about your documentation language preferences? Take a short survey.

The survey will take about seven minutes. No personal data is collected (privacy statement).