Advanced lookup capabilities for all users in model-driven Power Apps


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Enabled for Public preview Early access General availability
Users, automatically - Jun 30, 2021 Oct 1, 2021

Business value

Lookups are a core component of model-driven apps because they help you access underlying data relationships in Microsoft Dataverse. Advanced lookup capabilities help users be more productive with data-entry tasks by providing a better way to search and look up records within a context, as an intuitive extension of the simple lookup control in model-driven apps.

Feature details

Searching for and looking up rows in model-driven apps on the web is easier with advanced lookup. Use the advanced lookup capabilities to drill into a form and easily sort rows, and switch between tables or views in a lookup column.

In addition to seeing results as you type, you can do the following:

  • View more information per row to select the correct row easily.
  • Switch views and sort on data to look up the correct row.
  • Easily select multiple rows to a lookup field from the advanced lookup grid.
  • Filter the rows to show only rows that you own.
  • Explore data from advanced lookup without losing context.

All these capabilities are available for an admin to opt-in under the Advanced lookup toggle in Power Platform admin center. In 2021 release wave 2, this will be enabled by default for all users.

Advanced Lookup entry point

Advanced lookup single table single select

Advanced lookup multi-table multi-select

See also

Manage behavior settings (docs)