Manage data sources with external data stores in finance and operations apps

Dynamics 365
Supply Chain Management


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Administrators often need access to their data from finance and operations apps, to perform analytics that will help ensure that certain parameters or business metrics are met.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Learn about the core concepts of Bring Your Own Database (BYOD) and its advantages compared with the Entity Store.
  • Create and manage custom data sources.
  • Learn how to optimize data entities to achieve better performance


  • Advanced understanding of finance and operations apps
  • Advanced understanding of data entities
  • Basic understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Basic understanding of SQL and database structures