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Unable to connect form to custom api data

I already have custom API data source added. I added a display form and tried to connect it to the same data source. Form customization is still displaying that "No data source selected". Could you please guide me how to connect form to custom api data?

 

 

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Steelman70
Level 10

Re: Unable to connect form to custom api data

 

Hi, do you see your custom API data source in PowerApps Studio when you select Content -> Data Sources? (Screenshot below)

If not, then you need to add your custom API as a data source for each app where you want to use it by clicking on the "+Add data source"

If you do not see your custom API in the list of data sources in the window that opens, then further click "+Add connection"

Your custom API should definitely be in this list of connections, and you need to add it (you may need to click a few more "add connections" or "add source" buttons as requested)

Please let me know how you get on.

 

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hngdev
Level 8

Re: Unable to connect form to custom api data

I think we have a different approach when it comes to custom APIs.

You will have to call the functions (post, get, update, delete, ...) by yourself to implement your tasks.

for example: OnSelect = postData(txtName, txtAddress);

However, by using custom APIs, you can custom form's presentation better.

Hope it helps

 

joshbooker
Level 8

Re: Unable to connect form to custom api data

Custom APIs do not presently have what PowerApps considers 'tabular' capabilities.  If you want this please up-vote here:

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/Custom-API-with-tabular-capabilities/idc-p/22385

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