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Best practices for using SharePoint & Power Apps to connect to existing on-prem data

With all the changes, what is now the best practice to connect existing on-prem data to display in SharePoint for use with Power Apps without a bunch of extra charges.  For example, is there an option to pull my own data from existing SQL tables into the common data service without an additional cost?

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Re: Best practices for using SharePoint & Power Apps to connect to existing on-prem data

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You have right idea about creating a scheduled export of your SQL data to the Common Data Service/SharePoint for use in PowerApps. There is no need to connect to SQL directly unless you need it’s features (eg higher speed, better concurrency handling, security, etc).

 

My suggestion would be to use MS Automate (formerly Flow) to build the workflow. If you have any questions on how to do that there are some wonderful people over in the Flow Community who would able to answer your questions. In my own general opinion this method is acceptable and would be allowed by MS if you purchase the Flow license. However, you will definitely want to talk with your MS licensing partner to confirm.

 

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Re: Best practices for using SharePoint & Power Apps to connect to existing on-prem data

@sharoneweaver 

You have right idea about creating a scheduled export of your SQL data to the Common Data Service/SharePoint for use in PowerApps. There is no need to connect to SQL directly unless you need it’s features (eg higher speed, better concurrency handling, security, etc).

 

My suggestion would be to use MS Automate (formerly Flow) to build the workflow. If you have any questions on how to do that there are some wonderful people over in the Flow Community who would able to answer your questions. In my own general opinion this method is acceptable and would be allowed by MS if you purchase the Flow license. However, you will definitely want to talk with your MS licensing partner to confirm.

 

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Re: Best practices for using SharePoint & Power Apps to connect to existing on-prem data

Great! Thanks! I'll try this out. 🙂

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