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binkster
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Gallery - loading progress bar and auto refresh (CDS connector & Dynamics 365)

Is it possible to display a loading/progress bar on a gallery while records for that gallery are being created via PowerAutomate and then have it automatically disappear and auto-refresh when the records are created? 

 

Please note, I am using the CDS connector working with Dynamics 365 entities

 

Scenario example:

  1. On Screen 1 - the user creates 'Record A' and on submission the navigation moves the user to Screen 2
  2. The creation of 'Record A' has triggered a PowerAutomate (Flow) to create child records 'Record B 1, 2,...,n'
  3. On Screen 2, there is an EditForm which displays fields from 'Record A' and a Gallery to display all the child 'Record B's'
  4. Because the child records in the gallery are being created in the background and aren't created instantly, I would like to show a progress bar or loading spinner that remains there until the child records have been created.
  5. Once the child records have been created, the gallery auto-refreshes and displays the items rather than the progress bar/loading spinner. Is this possible?

 

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v-siky-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @binkster ,

 

Please check steps: 

1. In the App, first to add a loading GIF into Media, then add the Gif above the Gallery, set its Visible property to 'VarVisible' 

Snipaste_2020-01-03_17-44-14.png

2. Set the following code to Onselect property of button.

 

Set(VarVisible,true);Flow.Run();Refresh('SP list');Set(VarVisible,false)

 

3. Set DisplayMode of Gallery: 

 

If(VarVisible,Disabled,DisplayMode.Edit) 

 

 StoG_17.gif

 

Sik

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v-siky-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @binkster ,

 

Please check steps: 

1. In the App, first to add a loading GIF into Media, then add the Gif above the Gallery, set its Visible property to 'VarVisible' 

Snipaste_2020-01-03_17-44-14.png

2. Set the following code to Onselect property of button.

 

Set(VarVisible,true);Flow.Run();Refresh('SP list');Set(VarVisible,false)

 

3. Set DisplayMode of Gallery: 

 

If(VarVisible,Disabled,DisplayMode.Edit) 

 

 StoG_17.gif

 

Sik

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gabibalaban
Super User II
Super User II

I think that you should reconsider your approach in order to solve this situation, like this:

 

Re-create the PowerAutomate flow with a trigger from PowerApps (and send the Record1 data as parameter via JSON). Please see this topic to understand how.

     https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps/Passing-the-PowerApps-Collection-to-MS-Flow/...

 

Inside this flow you can write to CDS - Record A, and also its child records 'Record B 1, 2,...,n'.

 

At the end, respond from PowerAutomate to PowerApps with one parameter that confirm that the flow is finished.

 

The flow should be triggered from PowerApps app with a code like this Set(flowFinished,flowToUpdateData.RUN(RecordA))

 

In Screen 2 you will need a Timer with OnTimerEnd property set to check the value of flowFinished and a full-screen label with its Visible property set up with the result of previous timer check and Text property something like "Loading ...".

 

Hope it help my idea !

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