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How to create new (missing) columns for entities in your Data Export Service Azure SQL database

How to create new (missing) columns for entities in your Data Export Service Azure SQL database

Usually the Data Export Service (DES) automatically picks up changes on entities and creates new fields/columns in the Azure SQL database that is connected to your DES profile. Our experience was that this automatism is not always reliable thus we had to come up with a workaround. Microsoft Support suggested us to create missing columns on the export database ourselves manually, which I did. As there is currently no other official documentation on this topic I thought I should share this article with the rest of our awesome community. 1. Completely recreate the entity table The 1st approach to solve this issue would be to go inside your DES profile and deselect the target entity from the list of entities to sync and save the changes. Next delete the target entities tables and user defined table types with the script provided here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/replicate-data-microsoft-azure-sql-database#how-to-delete-data-export-profile-tables-and-stored-procedu

How to add your personal PowerBI Dashboard as a system dashboard

New Approach: Attention: Microsoft added this feature out of the box, so that the manual approach below is not required anymore. More to this can be found here: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-embedded-as-system-dashboard-in-model-driven-apps-preview/ Old Approach: The general guideline on how to create a personal dashboard is described in this article: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/user/add-powerbi-dashboards But what if you want to rollout a global PowerBI dashboard for all users? With some tweaks you can manage it to make it work… 1. After you have created your personal dashboard you need to extract the formxml of that dashboard with this URL query in a browser tab: https://org.crm4.dynamics.com/api/data/v9.1/userforms?$select=name,formxml&$filter=type eq 103 and name eq 'Ticket Status' Replace… type = 103 => PowerBi Dashboard name = 'Your PowerBI Dashboard Name' In the result copy the XML part out of the "formxm