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Konditoren
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Connectors VS Flow

Hi, I'm brand new to powerapps and have a question regarding performance. 

 

I just implemented the Planner Connector to create a task using the CreateTaskV3 function, and it took me a while to figure out the parameters and such. Afterwards I realized just how much simpler (for a newbie) it would have been to just use the Create A Task flow-thingy and asking in power apps for dynamic content (Group Id, Plans Id etc.)

 

Seeking to justify the time-waste (although I guess it was a learning experience) I wondered if there's any significant performance difference between the two approaches? I'm thinking strictly from the user-perspective.

 

Is anything gained in terms of speed, performance, security or the like by using the connector in powerapps vs. creating a new flow and asking for dynamic content? Or visa-versa?

 

 

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timl
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Hi @Konditoren 

Calling this task from Flow would be very slightly slower because it would incur the overhead of calling Flow, in addition to the overhead of calling the CreateTaskV3 function.

From an end user perspective, I would say that the difference would not be discernible. Security wise, the user would still authenticate to the Planner Connector through AAD authentication, so from this perspective, there wouldn't be a difference in security.

If anything, you would probably gain the ability to more easily build and diagnose the connection to Planner because you can more easily view the Flow history, and to be able to review the arguments that you pass.

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timl
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Hi @Konditoren 

Calling this task from Flow would be very slightly slower because it would incur the overhead of calling Flow, in addition to the overhead of calling the CreateTaskV3 function.

From an end user perspective, I would say that the difference would not be discernible. Security wise, the user would still authenticate to the Planner Connector through AAD authentication, so from this perspective, there wouldn't be a difference in security.

If anything, you would probably gain the ability to more easily build and diagnose the connection to Planner because you can more easily view the Flow history, and to be able to review the arguments that you pass.

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Konditoren
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Makes sense!

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