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alvinsusanto
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Cannot Create Environment Variable

Hi,

 

Sorry for silly question as I'm still new to this technology.

I tried to learn on how to use Environment Variables in PowerApps to help us change environment for our application between Dev, Test, and Production.

 

However, i got some problem where trying to create new environment variables using Solution (see attachment). Then, i try to choose "Add existing Environment Variables" features, and found out that "environmentvariabledefinition" entity is missing (see attachment).

 

Anyone can give me guidance on how to solve this issue?

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Hi all,

 

It seems the root cause is the feature is only available on some region.

And it seems, the feature just release yesterday for all region.

 

Now i could try the environment variable things, and the entity for them now exist.

 

Thank you for all your help @v-xida-msft @ColeSkeneArbela 

 

Regards,

Alvin Susanto

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @alvinsusanto ,

Based on the issue that you mentioned, I have made a test on my side, and don't have the issue that you mentioned. The screenshot as below:

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Please check if the Environment variable you set up has been added into a Solution already. In addition, you could only reference Environment variable from other solutions, you could not reference the Environment variable in current Solution where you set up your Environment variable.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Hi Cris, 

 

Currently my problem is :

 

1. I could not create new Environment Variable (i believe the reason is the same as point number 2)

2. When I check using add existing Environment Variable option, it shows any error that an Entity called "environmentvariabledefinition" is missing, while i believe "environmentvariabledefinition" is one of the detault entity for PowerApps that used for storing user definition environment variable.

 

So, my question is.... why this case happened? and how to solve this issue?

 

Regards,

Alvin Susanto

Hi @alvinsusanto ,

Do you mean that you could not create a Environment variable within your PowerApps Environment (within a Solution)?

Do you mean that the "Environment Variable Definition" Entity disapperar from your CDS?

Further, which PowerApps license do you have for your account?

 

I have made a test on my side, and don't have the issue that you mentioned. The "Environment Variable Definition" Entity exists in my CDS well.

Note: The Environment variable is stored in "Environment Variable Definition" Entity.

 

Please consider clear cache of your browser, then sign in your PowerApps again, check if the "Environment Variable Definition" Entity exists in your CDS.

Also please check if you have switched to proper Environment within your PowerApps Web portal.

 

Currently, the Environment variable functionality is a Preview feature, which has restricted functionality. Please consider submit an assisted support ticket through the following link:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/support/pro

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Hi @v-xida-msft ,

 

Do you mean that you could not create a Environment variable within your PowerApps Environment (within a Solution)? -> correct

 

Do you mean that the "Environment Variable Definition" Entity disapperar from your CDS? -> not sure if it disappear or not available from the start. I believe it's not available from the start since i'm almost not touching anything yet

 

Further, which PowerApps license do you have for your account? -> My license is Trial Plan 2. Do trial version doesn't have environment variable feature embedded on it?

 

I already clear cache and resign in, and it looks the Environment Variable entity still not exist.

 

Regards,

Alvin Susanto

Hi @v-xida-msft 

 

Do you have any means to check if Trial Plan 2 user doesn't have "Environment Variables" feature around?

 

Regards,

Alvin Susanto

Hi @alvinsusanto ,

Yeah, you are right. When do you sign up the PowerApps Plan 2 Trial license for your account? After October 1, 2019 or before it?

 

If you signed up for PowerApps Plan 2 Trial license for your account before October 1, 2019, I think you could use the Environment Variable functionality in your PowerApps.

 

If you want to get further help in this issue, please consider submit an assisted support ticket through the following link:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/support/pro

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Hi @v-xida-msft ,

 

Actually it's before 1 October 2019. 

On the other hand, i already submit ticket through assisted support ticket. Waiting for them to reply.

 

Regards,

Alvin Susanto

Hi @alvinsusanto,

 

I was able to reproduce this issue by attempting to create an environment variable within the default solution of my default environment. Here's what I recommend:

  • Create your Environmental Variable in another environment (not the default PowerApps environment)
  • Create your Environmental Variable in your own solution (not the default solution)

 

Hope this helps!

Hi all,

 

It seems the root cause is the feature is only available on some region.

And it seems, the feature just release yesterday for all region.

 

Now i could try the environment variable things, and the entity for them now exist.

 

Thank you for all your help @v-xida-msft @ColeSkeneArbela 

 

Regards,

Alvin Susanto

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