There are many different ways to connect Power Apps to D365 F&O. We’ll discuss the following three common approaches in this post:
- Standard D365 F&O Connector
- Custom Connector
- Power Automate
We threw together a simple App to demonstrate these options:
Standard D365 F&O Connector
The use case here is simple. If you’re able to leverage the Standard F&O Connector, go for it! For simple update scenarios the connector does the job fairly well. Use the standard Patch function to insert or update the data.
Here is a simple example of creating or updating Customer Groups with a standard connector:
The tool of choice for anything more complex and custom. This feature gives you the full flexibility that comes with custom services in D365.
Really briefly, we threw together a custom RESTful service in D365 and wrapped it in a Custom Connector:
Call the custom connector on button click:
The very nice fallback to the above methods is Power Automate. The use case here are scenarios that call for iteration of collections, multiple staggered actions, etc.