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Best practice for working with data in SQL Server



I'm looking for someone to confirm that the following is possible.


I have a table (Product) sitting in a Azure VM with a SQL Server 2016 installed. The SQL Server is acessible through an endpoint and i can connect to the table in Power Apps. Now in that table i have some rows that i would like to be able to edit - from an end user point of view.

So question 1 is - is that possible using PowerApps?

What i found so far is that it's possible to change data IF it's in a sharepoint list, but 'm looking for a solution where i want to be able to edit/add a row in the product table in the SQL Server. So far noone seems to have tried that out (any video around would be appreciated)


In PowerApps i can see that i can add a Forms -> Entity Form (experimental) where it is then possible to edit/add a row in a table BUT it then needs to reside in the Common Data Service, which is then not accecible from a SQL Server.....or how would you then get the information from CDS into the SQL Server Product table (which is where the rest of the ERP system resides) ?

And does Experimental mean that it's probably going to be decomissioned anytime soon ?



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Re: Best practice for working with data in SQL Server

Hi @cpl123,


Yes, it is possible to use PowerApps to edit corresponding rows in PowerApps.

Follow the article below to connect to the table in SQL Server:

Connect from Microsoft PowerApps to SQL Server

There would be three screen generated, after selecting the corresponding row, then we could edit it with the editform control:

Understand data forms in Microsoft PowerApps




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