Create an instance of a Microsoft Dataverse database


After creating an environment, you can create a new instance of a Microsoft Dataverse database with the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Power Platform Admin Center.

  2. Select the Environments option on the left-hand side of the Portal.

  3. Select + Add database.

    Screenshot of the Environments option of the Portal with the + Add database button.

  4. Enter the following, and then select Add.

    Setting Description
    Language The default language for this environment.
    Currency The base currency used for reporting.
    Enable Dynamics 365 apps Select Yes and make a selection to automatically deploy apps such as Dynamics 365 Sales and Dynamics 365 Customer Service.
    Deploy sample apps and data Select Yes to include sample apps and data. Sample data gives you something to experiment with as you learn. You must select No for Enable Dynamics 365 apps for this setting to appear.
    Security group Select a security group to restrict access to this environment.


For more information, see Add a Dataverse database.

To create a database, you must be an administrator in the selected environment, and the appropriate license must be assigned to you. From the environment, you can further configure security permissions for other users by using the Security tab. For more information, see Configure database security.