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Advocate I
Advocate I

Deep linking to item

I created an app with deep linking to a specific item and screen. The database is in SharePoint. When an item is created an email is sent out to a specific person with a link to the item and proper screen. 
It works great when I test it but when I have someone else test it the screen they receive states 
"Getting your data" and stays stuck on that screen. 

Anyone have any ideas why this is happening? 


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Found my issue. 
My formula was correct. 
I changed the datasource on both forms. 
Because it's a stand alone app with the datasource in SharePoint. Instead of [@SharePointSite] in the datasource section of the form, I changed it to SharePointSite and this seems to have fixed the issue. 
Thank you to all who attempted to help. 🙂

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Super User III
Super User III

Getting your data typically shows when no Item is found in the form.

Two ideas:

#1 Make sure you shared the SharePoint list with them as well as the app.

#2 Maybe you need to confirm the user is able to see the Parameter you passed into the app for ID by putting it in a label temporarily.


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Members have been added to the app and also have access to the SharePoint site. 
I'm new so not certain how I would do #2. 
Can you elaborate please?


How are you telling PowerApps what item to open in the Form.  Please share your code.

OnStart i have

); If(varEmpID <> 0 && varScreen = "Staff",Set(SelectedItem,LookUp(colQEdata,ID = varEmpID));Navigate(DetailScreen,Cover),varEmpID <> 0 && varScreen = "Management", Set(varSelectedManager,LookUp(colQEdata,ID = varEmpID));Navigate(scrnInfoManager,Cover))
OnSelect of the button to send the email:
Office365Outlook.SendEmailV2(crdIdentifiedEmployee_Man.Selected.Email, "An ECO for you to acknowledge", "Here is an ECO <a href = '" & varSelectedManager.ID & "' >link </a> for you to acknowledge." & "</br> Please acknowledge as soon as possible.")
and on the Detail screen Items:

Hmmmm... I don't see any problem with your code.

Should I change the varSelectedManager.ID in the Button OnSelect to  selectedItem.ID   because the Details Screen's Items properties is SelectedItem?


Sorry, I'm not sure at this point.  I thought I had a path to the solution... but it turns out maybe not 😞

ok 😞 
I'll keep searching. 

Kudo Commander
Kudo Commander

@Lisea123could it be, that the users don’t have access to these list items?

maybe there is a special permission?

i would try it with creating a new screen with all items inside and check if your users can see all entries. I assume you have more permissions because you are site owner?

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