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lee-martin
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Canvas App and external APIs

Hi

 

Does anyone have any links to useful documentation or videos about using an external API with a Canvas App?

 

My google searches aren't coming up with that I need

 

Thanks
Lee

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Nogueira1306
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMkWRCuXMvQ

 

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lee-martin
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Thanks @Nogueira1306 but do you have anything for Canvas Apps that doesn't involves Power Automate?

Prakash4691
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Hi @lee-martin ,

Connect your external API with custom connector and use it in your power apps.

 

FYI, including reference link.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/register-custom-api

 

If it answers your question, kindly give kudo and accept it as solution.

 

Regards,

Prakash

Prakash4691
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Hi @lee-martin ,

Connect your external API with custom connector and use it in your power apps.

 

FYI, including reference link.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/register-custom-api

 

If it answers your question, kindly give kudo and accept it as solution.

 

Regards,

Prakash

lee-martin
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Thanks, does it work the same way as if you where using the dataverse for example?

@lee-martin ,

Dataverse is in built connector. You can create canvas apps using dataverse.

 

Regards,

Prakash

I know, that is not what I'm asking.

 

When I use the dataverse I get a list of available fields if I'm creating a form for example.

 

Does working with a custom api work in a similar way?

@lee-martin ,

You can call custom API as a function to do some action as per the documentation.

 

I think you can't use it to create form.

 

 

Regards,

Prakash

So I build the form myself and tie it all in with function code?

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