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Helper III

Constantly refreshed data in canvas app

Hi, guys! I want to have constantly refreshed data in my App. I use sharepoint list as a database. At first, when the database was small the changes in the sharepoint list were reflected instantly in my app. Now I need to refresh the app to get the renewed data... I tried refresh data on screen onvisible property, but it doesn't help at all. how should I achieve this? 

Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

My experience so far:

it’s never a good idea to refresh so often, because Sharepoint needs to handle these requests and will slow down with too many requests.

I know that some MVPs saying: if you need to do a refresh(database), you’re making something wrong.

maybe it’s possible to overthink your procedure. Or maybe a canvas app is not the correct tool (mode driven app as alternative?). Or maybe SharePoint is not the best database for that scenario?! Can you switch to CDS/SQL?

Super User
Super User

Hi @KotaroKo 

How many items are in your SharePoint list? 

Hey. 270 items. These are company's employees data, so I row=1employee. The rows will be added as the employee number rises during the time...

Unfortunately, I can't switch to another database...

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