cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Anonymous
Not applicable

A little tip with static Excel data: Format as 'general'!

Hopefully the community can learn from this silly mistake. 

 

I had a table working perfectly as static excel data for my app. Then, I changed a bunch of stuff, removed the existing table in powerapps, re-uploaded the new table (archaic, I know, but it works for this stage of the app's development)...

 

...Errors everywhere!

 

After doing some digging, I realised that the table's values were no longer recognised as text. This caused issues, for example, with isMatch() and Split() functions. 

 

Reformatted the data as 'General' (you can do this on the 'home' tab of Excel). Re-uploaded to the app. Boom, fixed!

 

What a drama...well, given the amount of questions I ask on this forum, I figured it was time I gave something back! Happy app building guys! 🙂 

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
v-monli-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

If you have changed the architecture of your data source. Then remove and re-add the data source in PowerApps, this is expected behavior. Since the column types/column names might be all different, we usually recommend to recreate the app with the new data source. 

 

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

2 REPLIES 2
timl
Super User
Super User

Thanks for sharing that @Anonymous. I'm sure it'll help others.

Happy app building to you too!

v-monli-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

If you have changed the architecture of your data source. Then remove and re-add the data source in PowerApps, this is expected behavior. Since the column types/column names might be all different, we usually recommend to recreate the app with the new data source. 

 

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Helpful resources

Announcements
Microsoft 365 Conference – December 6-8, 2022

Microsoft 365 Conference – December 6-8, 2022

Join us in Las Vegas to experience community, incredible learning opportunities, and connections that will help grow skills, know-how, and more.

Difinity Conference 2022

Difinity Conference 2022

Register today for two amazing days of learning, featuring intensive learning sessions across multiple tracks, led by engaging and dynamic experts.

European SharePoint Conference

European SharePoint Conference

The European SharePoint Conference returns live and in-person November 28-December 1 with 4 Microsoft Keynotes, 9 Tutorials, and 120 Sessions.

Power Apps Ideas

Check out the New Ideas Site

We are excited to announce a new way to share your ideas for Power Apps!

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (2,950)