Over the last few months, I have had a few clients ask, “What is the best way to clone a Dataverse record?”. In this video, we will create our own Custom Command Button for the Command Bar inside of our Model Driven App which will run a PowerFx formula to do exactly that!
Clone Dataverse Record(s) Directly From a Model Driven App! is a feature in Microsoft Power Apps that allows users to quickly and easily clone records in a Dataverse database directly from a Model Driven App. This feature saves users time and allows them to quickly and easily create identical or similar records in the Dataverse database. Additionally, the feature provides the ability to clone records with the same or different data values, and allows users to add or remove columns in the source and destination records. This feature is especially useful for creating test data, or for quickly duplicating records with similar data values.
To clone Dataverse record(s) directly from a Model Driven App, you can follow these steps:
Alternatively, you can also use a Power Automate flow to automate the process of cloning records. Here are the steps to create a Power Automate flow to clone Dataverse records:
With this Power Automate flow, you can clone Dataverse records in bulk, by selecting multiple records in the Model Driven App and running the flow on all selected records.