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Email collection as a 365 data source in powerapps vs flow



I have an app that will collect data from the user into a collection.  When the user finishes with all the data input, the user will click on a button to send the data in the collection to the CDS.  At the same time, I would like the data be sent via email (like a receipt) to the user.  I read that I can add 365 as a data source in powerapps, so my question is, should I do the emailing within powerapps, or should i sent it to flow and let it email it there? 


The second part of the question is, should i send the data from the collection, or the CDS? 

My guess to both questions are to email from powerapps and send the data from the collection, that way it does not have to go through flow.  And I should grab it from the collection for the same reasons.  From what i understand, flow and the CDS could be stored in a separate location in the cloud.  Please correct me if i am wrong, I simply just want the most efficient and quickest way to do it without introducing any bottlenecks or point of failures. Thanks.


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Re: Email collection as a 365 data source in powerapps vs flow

Hi @mahakala_ ,


Yes, you can add Office 365 Outlook as the data source and you can send an email with collection from PowerApps. Please take below thread as a reference of how to achieve this:




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Re: Email collection as a 365 data source in powerapps vs flow

Hi @v-monli-msft ,


I checked out the link that you provided.  The user posted that he used 4 text box controls and each with text properties that he showed.  But I do not see any text property for text boxes.  I also don't see text property for HTML Text controls.  The posting was dated back in april of 2017, has these properties changed since then?  


As an alternative I am using the Office365.SendEmail() function in the OnSelect button property.  I am getting the emails.  What's the difference by going this way versus the way you are proposing?  Thanks.

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