Common Data Service for Apps -> Manage Entities, Fields, Relationships and Data Import – Part 1

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CDS (Common Data Service) for Apps implements Common Data Model which provides set of standard entities (Account, Contact, Lead, Opportunity etc.) and capability to create your own custom entities. Applications built on top of CDS can leverage this common data model to securely store their data and enhance their business processes. To know more about CDM, refer link

We will cover following topics as part of this blog:

  • Explore standard entities
  • Create custom entities, fields
  • Define relationships among entities
  • Import data from excel

Explore standard entities:

CDM provides set of almost all standard business entities that represent most commonly used entities across business and applications such as Account, Appointment, Contact, Business Unit, Email, Product etc.

  • Login to Select Data from left navigation and clinic on Entities. You will be shown with list of standard entities available


  • By default, you will see few entities. Change filter on top from…

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