Community tools for Microsoft Dataverse

The Power Apps community creates tools!


Tools created by the community are not supported by Microsoft. If you have questions or issues with community tools, contact the publisher of the tool.


Many of the most popular ones are distributed in the XrmToolBox. XrmToolBox is a Windows application that connects to Dataverse, providing tools to ease customization, configuration and operation tasks. It is shipped with more than 30 plugins to make administration, customization or configuration tasks easier and less time consuming.

The following is a selected list of community tools distributed via the XrmToolBox that you can use with Dataverse.

Tool Description
Attribute Manager Used to rename/delete/or change the type of the column.
Early Bound Generator Generates Early Bound Tables/Choices/Actions. Uses CrmSvcUtil from the SDK, and shows command line used to create the classes.
Export to Excel Easily export records from the selected view/fetchxml to Excel.
FetchXML Builder Create and test FetchXml Queries
Metadata Browser Browse metadata from your Dataverse environment
Plugin Trace Viewer Investigate the Plug-in Trace Log with easy filtering and display possibilities
User Settings Utility Manage users personal settings in bulk
PCF Builder Easily create, build and test your custom control using Power Apps Component Framework
SQL 4 CDS SQL 4 CDS allows you to use standard SQL syntax to query and manipulate your data and metadata in Dataverse
Dataverse Custom API Manager Create, update and get 360° View of Dataverse Custom APIs

Browser Extensions

Chromium Metadata Browser

Here is another tool, Chromium Metadata Browser, that lets you browse metadata such as tables, columns, relationships, choices of Dataverse environments. It works with Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers.

Level up for Dynamics 365/Power Apps

The Level up tool, helps you quickly perform advanced/hidden actions in Dynamics 365/Power Apps, without bookmarklets. The extension helps Dynamics 365/Power Apps users to perform advanced actions, that normally require bookmarklets.

Visual Studio Code Extensions

With the popularity of building own's extension for Visual Studio Code the community has taken the benefits of this and has built several of them.

The following is a selected list of community tools available for Visual Studio Code:

Tool Description
Dataverse DevTools The all-in-one tool to develop code for Dataverse/Dynamics 365. Helps you connect to a Dataverse environment, generate TypeScript definitions for entities, create different type of Dataverse-specific projects and much more.
Power Apps Portal Helper Set of commands that simplify working with Power Apps CLI for Portals
PCF Builder Helps with initializing, building and testing Power Apps Component Framework components