cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Highlighted
Kudo Collector
Kudo Collector

Dynamic Data Source

I have created an app for a certain SharePoint site. I am using this same app for other SharePoint sites that have the same structure (tables, columns, etc.) To do this I know have to save the app with another name and replace the data source manually inside the app editor. It would be perfect to have just one single app where I can give the SharePoint site url, or site tables when opening the app.

Do you know if this is possible?

An idea that comes to my mind would be to have the user select the SharePoint that he wants to connect to and do the data source connection relative to the user's choice.

Please let me know if this can be done! 

Thanks in advance!

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
Super User III
Super User III

Hi @clau0289

Unfortunately, it isn't really possible to carry out what you want to achieve.
I think if PowerApps provided the ability for users to dynamically change a data source at runtime, it would be a great addition to the product.
The workarounds that people use generally use involve adding all possible data sources to an app and providing some dropdown to load the data source into a collection. The app would then work off the data in the local collection, and there would be conditional statements to save changes into the correct data source.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Discussion/Dynamically-changing-Gallery-source/m-p/11666...

View solution in original post

2 REPLIES 2
Highlighted
Super User III
Super User III

Hi @clau0289

Unfortunately, it isn't really possible to carry out what you want to achieve.
I think if PowerApps provided the ability for users to dynamically change a data source at runtime, it would be a great addition to the product.
The workarounds that people use generally use involve adding all possible data sources to an app and providing some dropdown to load the data source into a collection. The app would then work off the data in the local collection, and there would be conditional statements to save changes into the correct data source.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Discussion/Dynamically-changing-Gallery-source/m-p/11666...

View solution in original post

Highlighted

Thank you for your answer.

 

I have create an idea in the Ideas Forum hoping this will be implemented soon. I would love if you could support it and maybe spread the voice.

Here's the link.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/Dynamic-Data-Source/idi-p/178095#M7015

Thank you again,

 

Claudia.

Helpful resources

Announcements
Community Conference

Power Platform Community Conference

Check out the on demand sessions that are available now!

News & Announcements

Community Blog

Stay up tp date on the latest blogs and activities in the community News & Announcements.

secondImage

Power Platform 2020 release wave 2 plan

Features releasing from October 2020 through March 2021

Community Highlights

Community Highlights

Check out the Power Platform Community Highlights

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (3,865)