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Anonymous
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Data Connection Won't Delete

Hi Community,

 

I have tried to remove the unused connection from PowerApps, after i remove the connection, but when log in to the apps still required to sign in, i have this issue quite a long time.

 

 

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @Anonymous ,

Actually, it is an known issue within canvas app --  when you add a connection within a canvas app, the connection would be cached within this app, even if you delete the connection from your app, the connection would also be listed under the Connections tab of Details of a canvas app in https://make.powerapps.com.

 

The user sgregory has faced same issue with you, and the user RickDatel has provided a possible workaround for this issue. Please check the following thread:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps/PowerApps-Connections-will-not-delete-Allow-Don-t-Allow-keeps/m-p/318004

 

1. Export the app from power apps, comes down as a compressed folder (zip), extract the contents of the compressed folder (zip).

 

2. In the root of the compressed folder you will find a "manifest.json"  in there is a "dependsOn":[] section, simply remove the unwanted parts.

 

3. Then under --> Microsoft.PowerApps --> apps --> {someID} --> {someID}.json . Open up the json file and look for the section 

"connectionReferences":{} again remove the unwanted parts, I removed all the connections.

 

4. Then save the modified files back the folder with the same names,then making sure the manifest.json file and Microsoft.PowerApps folder are in root, compress(zip) the folder back down. 

 

5. Import/Upload the compressed folder (zip) back into power apps. 


Please consider take a try with above possible workaround, then check if the issue is solved.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-xida-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

Actually, it is an known issue within canvas app --  when you add a connection within a canvas app, the connection would be cached within this app, even if you delete the connection from your app, the connection would also be listed under the Connections tab of Details of a canvas app in https://make.powerapps.com.

 

The user sgregory has faced same issue with you, and the user RickDatel has provided a possible workaround for this issue. Please check the following thread:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps/PowerApps-Connections-will-not-delete-Allow-Don-t-Allow-keeps/m-p/318004

 

1. Export the app from power apps, comes down as a compressed folder (zip), extract the contents of the compressed folder (zip).

 

2. In the root of the compressed folder you will find a "manifest.json"  in there is a "dependsOn":[] section, simply remove the unwanted parts.

 

3. Then under --> Microsoft.PowerApps --> apps --> {someID} --> {someID}.json . Open up the json file and look for the section 

"connectionReferences":{} again remove the unwanted parts, I removed all the connections.

 

4. Then save the modified files back the folder with the same names,then making sure the manifest.json file and Microsoft.PowerApps folder are in root, compress(zip) the folder back down. 

 

5. Import/Upload the compressed folder (zip) back into power apps. 


Please consider take a try with above possible workaround, then check if the issue is solved.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Anonymous
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Is there any better solution, powerapps is not allowing me to export the app.

jvdlinden
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I have had this issue too, and the steps provided above did not help for me.

I raised a support request and they came up with the following solution, which actually worked in my case:

1. Open app in Power Apps studio (make sure to open a normal browser session, not using incognito or inprivate)
2. Open browser dev tools and go to console (right click the web site > Inspect and then go to the Console tab)
3. Enter the following command in the console:
AppMagic.AuthoringTool.Runtime.powerAppsClient.referenceStore._references
4. Identify all the connections that need deleting
5. Enter the following command for each connection ID needing deleting:
delete AppMagic.AuthoringTool.Runtime.powerAppsClient.referenceStore._references['XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX']
6. Save and Publish the app

i tried it and it still shows as a premium application

I guess the better question is how to identify what is needing to be removed when you aren't using premium content... Thanks in advance!

DeeTronSEAM
Kudo Collector
Kudo Collector

Shoutout to @jvdlinden !  Had a ghost connection and nothing I tried would get the false reference to go away but the "AppMagic" hack did the trick.  And I can 100% say that using the browser console and knowing those commands is something I would have NEVER figured out. Thanks!

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