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sec4zj
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Getting data from an Oracle database to Sharepoint via a PowerApp

I'm making a PowerApp to track the status of an investigation. The investigation ID #, title, and coordinator are stored in an Oracle DB. There are a set number of tasks to each investigation, and when the investigator checks those tasks off in the PowerApp, a time stamp appears in a Sharepoint list for each investigation. I am trying to avoid having to manually type in the information that is in the Oracle DB and instead pulling in the data from the DB directly. However, I have a few constraints:

 

  1. I can't use the MS Access tool in Sharepoint to connect the Oracle DB to Sharepoint
  2. I can't mess with the Oracle DB that the investigation data is in, hence using a Sharepoint list for the investigation tasks

 

My goal state would be to have the Oracle DB feed into PowerApps/Sharepoint and then the PowerApp is used to edit the status of the investigation as it progresses towards completion. Nothing can change in the Oracle DB itself. Can anyone help me do this with the two constraints I described above?

 

Thanks!!

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v-yutliu-msft
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Hi @sec4zj ,

Do you want to connect with Oracle  and sharepoint and get data from Oracle , updata data to sharepoint?
If so, I suggest you use collection as the intermediate medium.

You could save data of oracle in collection and then use the collection to update sharepoint.

The syntax is:

Collect(collectionname,oracle tablename)

// save data of oracle in collection

Collect(listname,collectionname)

 //use the collection to update sharepoint.

What's more, you need to use gateway to connect with oracle.

Here are docs about how to connect with oracle and sharepoint for your reference:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/connecting-to-oracle-database-from-powerapps-flow-and-log...

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/connections/connection-sharepoint-onlin...

 

 

Best regards,

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

Yes exactly, I want to get data from Oracle and then update that data in Sharepoint. Is there any point in here in which I can use SQL to narrow down the query of what is getting pulled out of our Oracle DB?

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