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Canvas App built on Excel data - why should I need to share the excel backend to users?

I have a Canvas PowerApp that is connected to data in an excel sheet in my onedrive. I was expecting that if I share the app with my peers, that should be enough for them to access. However, I need to share the excel sheet as well for them to be able to use the app. 

Any way to get around this?

 

Per documentation below (Section 7) I have to give access to the backend as well which seems to be cumbersome and doesn't seem like a secure way.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/share-app

 

Please let me know. Thank you!

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@Vidya20 

Yes, if you want users to see and interact with data, then they need to have access to it.

 

This is pretty much the same in any app or application.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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@Vidya20 

Yes, if you want users to see and interact with data, then they need to have access to it.

 

This is pretty much the same in any app or application.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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Check out my PowerApps Videos too!

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