🧐 How to keep Account lean in Dataverse?

by Dec 5, 2023

🧐 How to keep Account lean in Dataverse?

Inheritance is not so useful in the OOP realm! 💥Bold statement, but why?

Inheritance has a rigid structure, a strict hierarchy that proves difficult to change.

Often you need to adjust the full or part of the inheritance hierarchy to add a new type.

So, what’s the solution?

Composition! 👍 Composition uses instances to build a type.

The same can be applied to the Power Platform / Dynamics 365, or more specifically, to Dataverse!

Avoid the temptation to cramp multiple types into one table, like Account.

If you start to see a lot of fields that only belong to one type, it’s time to rethink our design.

Try using Composition in Dataverse. Create a new table for your new type and link (Lookup) it to a Contact.

Much more flexible and helps to keep Account lean!

What do you think? 💭


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