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aaroh_bits
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Bind JSON content to Gallery

Hi All,

 

I have written a custom connector and data is received in Powe Apps in JSON format.

For e.g.

OnSelect: customAPI.GetAllRecords()

{

    "empid": "1",

    "email": "test@gmail.com"

},

{

    "empid": "2",

    "email": "test2@gmail.com"

}

 

 

What do I need to achieve?

 

I want this JSON content to be connected with Gallery.
Now we have  ParseJSON which makes life easy. https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-fx-introducing-parsejson/

 

The Issue:

My JSON connector accepts object {} and Power Apps can be tied to Gallery as a table (JSON Array) and not object
Reference: Reza Dorrani video  https://youtu.be/FqfLiJDdC3Q?t=502

What I need that tied this JSON content as a table to a Gallery like this
[
{

    "empid": "1",

    "email": "test@gmail.com"

},

{

    "empid": "2",

    "email": "test2@gmail.com"

}
]

 

It looks like I have to use some Power Apps string manipulation.
Q: Could someone assist with how this can be achieved?

Your help will be highly appreciated.  
@Pstork1 @cha_cha @Drrickryp 

Thanks! 

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timl
Super User
Super User

Hi @aaroh_bits 

This is the syntax that you would use:

ForAll(
    Table(ParseJSON(EnterYourJSONHere)),
    {
        empid:Text(Value.empid),
        email:Text(Value.email)
    }
)

 

timl_0-1671706567527.png

 

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Hi @timl @cha_cha 

 

I resolved the issue. 


  1. Updated the connector definition 

    a) I updated the by supplying the Response JSON content  ( (3) Import from sample) as follows 

 

[
  {
    "empid": "emp02",
    "email": "abc@gmail.com"
  },
  {
    "empid": "emp04",
    "email": "test@gmail.com"
  }
  ]​


 

01 Defintion and Updated the reponse.png

b) Update the connector. 

 

  • Bind the Power Apps with Collection 
    a) Disconnected and connected the Custom connector.
    b) Create a collection as colJSON and bound the collection to the gallery 
    02 Power Apps Collection.png




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poweractivate
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

@aaroh_bits You mean you want the Gallery to directly display your data returned from the Custom Connector Action?

Hi @poweractivate  ..yes ..want to bind custom connector output which is JSON to Gallery

timl
Super User
Super User

Hi @aaroh_bits 

This is the syntax that you would use:

ForAll(
    Table(ParseJSON(EnterYourJSONHere)),
    {
        empid:Text(Value.empid),
        email:Text(Value.email)
    }
)

 

timl_0-1671706567527.png

 

Thank you so much for your awesome advice @timl.

After I did some testing with custom connector, I found Power Apps accpets a boolean value and not JSON object.

My custom connector for GetAllData action is as follows: 

Custom Comnector.png

 

and output result as JSON  as follows: 
02 Output.png

 

and for my testing for textbox control shows boolean value as shown: 
03 TextField.png
The issue I want to extract all the fields (empid, email) from custom connector as  JSON object and tie it to Gallery. 

 

How it can be achcived? 
@v-jefferni @cha_cha 

 

 

Hi @timl @cha_cha 

 

any guidance please? 

Hi @timl @cha_cha 

 

I resolved the issue. 


  1. Updated the connector definition 

    a) I updated the by supplying the Response JSON content  ( (3) Import from sample) as follows 

 

[
  {
    "empid": "emp02",
    "email": "abc@gmail.com"
  },
  {
    "empid": "emp04",
    "email": "test@gmail.com"
  }
  ]​


 

01 Defintion and Updated the reponse.png

b) Update the connector. 

 

  • Bind the Power Apps with Collection 
    a) Disconnected and connected the Custom connector.
    b) Create a collection as colJSON and bound the collection to the gallery 
    02 Power Apps Collection.png




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