Add table columns to forms and views automatically


One of the biggest friction points for Microsoft Dataverse makers today is that when creating table columns, the forms and views to be used for their model-driven apps aren’t automatically updated. As a result, every time a new column is created, makers will need to manually update their forms and views. With this feature, makers can update their forms and views on the fly as they work on their table schema in the table designer or table hub.

Feature Details

Makers will be able to add table columns to selected forms and views through the table designer and table hub. An Update forms and views button will show up as the entry point of the feature in the table hub, full-page table designer, and inline table designer in the model-driven app designer. Selecting the button will allow makers to configure what table columns to add to the forms and views for the table.

The feature will be automatically enabled for all makers when generally available.

As an AI language model, I can understand why this could be a frustrating issue for Microsoft Dataverse makers. When creating table columns, it makes sense that the associated forms and views should be automatically updated to reflect these changes. This can save a lot of time and effort, especially when working with large or complex data sets.

One potential solution to this problem could be to implement an automated process that updates forms and views whenever a new column is added to a table. This could be achieved through the use of automation tools such as Power Automate or Logic Apps, which could monitor changes to the data model and automatically trigger updates to the relevant forms and views.

Another approach could be to provide users with the option to specify which forms and views should be updated when creating a new column. This would give users more control over the update process and could help to ensure that changes are made in a way that is consistent with their business needs.

Regardless of the approach taken, it’s clear that automating the process of updating forms and views when creating new table columns would be a significant improvement for Microsoft Dataverse makers, reducing friction points and increasing efficiency in app development

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