CDS: Database not being provisioned

Copper Contributor

This is my second attempt to start my conversation after my previous one was marked as spam and irreversibly deleted. Let's see how things work out now.


I am an absolute beginner to PowerApps and I am testing CDS. Whenever trying to set up a New Environment I get a "Provisioning Database ..." message which actually never happens (by never I mean within < 2 hrs.)


Is this a bug or do I lack proper licensing? I am presently on Office 365 ProPlus and one environment is being set up automatically. I am assuming that I might be able to create only one environment with my current license.


Can anyone point me to resources on CDS? Coming from Excel, I am assuming that I should be able see a data view, very much like in Power Pivot. Does CDS provide any DAX-like capabilities to write measures and calculate columns?


That said, are there any PowerApps & Flow resources targeted at beginners, very much like Tim Leung's "Beginning PowerApps" (wich I am currently working through, by the way).




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