Terminology in the Common Data Service

After years of using entities, attributes, and option sets in Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform, Microsoft are changing the terminology for elements in the data model as follows:


Old term New term
Entity Table
Field, attribute Column
Record Row
Option set, Picklist Choice
Two options, Boolean Yes/No

More details at

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Terminology in the Common Data Service

After years of using entities, attributes, and option sets in Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform, Microsoft are changing the terminology for elements in the data model as follows: Old termNew term Entity Table Field, attribute Column Record Row Option set, Picklist Choice Two options, Boolean Yes/No More details at https://docs.microsoft.com/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/data-platform-intro#terminology-updatesLots of updating of documentation…

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