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ebraga
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Infopath to Powerapps- Storing Data

Hi Everyone, 

 

I work at a grease/lubrication manufacturing company. Right now our scientists are using an Infopath form located in a SharePoint list to collect grease particle count information. (see attached images)

 

These test results stored within the Infopath form.

The data does not require a data connection. If a Powerapp requires a data connection, then is it possible to build out these forms in Powerapps? 

 

Basically, I want to know if I can store information in a powerapp without using a data connection. 

 

Thanks for reading! All opinions welcome. 

 

-A PowerApp Novice

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Super User
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Re: Infopath to Powerapps- Storing Data

@ebraga 

You must store information from PowerApps using a data connection.  PowerApps does not come with a database.  Instead you must choose your own: SharePoint, SQL, Common Data Service, etc.  If you already have SharePoint licensing the 1st option is always to consider using it as the datasource because there is no additional cost.  But if your project requires SQL/Common Data Service every user requires a PowerApps license to use your app.

 

The repeating table you have shared does not have an exact replica in PowerApps.  However Shane Young has done a video series on how to create a pretty good approximation.  The techniques used within are more at the intermediate level and therefore I personally would not choose this task as a very 1st PowerApps project.  Don't let that stop you from learning though.  Its definitely an achievable goal and our forum members can be relied upon for support while on the journey.

 

PowerApps Repeating Tables Like InfoPath by Shane Young

Part1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgznk4XlPCo

Part2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DylxsXIUyDc

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUX_0AA4-Hs

 

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Dual Super User
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Re: Infopath to Powerapps- Storing Data

It will require rethinking things a bit, but you should be able to do essentially the same thing that you do today with InfoPath.  But instead of storing the results in an XML document in a SharePoint library you'll store them in a SharePoint list.  Just create a list that has the same fields that you use in InfoPath and you can build a Power Apps form from that.  Either as an application, which appears to be what you are doing in InfoPath or as an integrated from on the list.



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Re: Infopath to Powerapps- Storing Data

@ebraga 

You must store information from PowerApps using a data connection.  PowerApps does not come with a database.  Instead you must choose your own: SharePoint, SQL, Common Data Service, etc.  If you already have SharePoint licensing the 1st option is always to consider using it as the datasource because there is no additional cost.  But if your project requires SQL/Common Data Service every user requires a PowerApps license to use your app.

 

The repeating table you have shared does not have an exact replica in PowerApps.  However Shane Young has done a video series on how to create a pretty good approximation.  The techniques used within are more at the intermediate level and therefore I personally would not choose this task as a very 1st PowerApps project.  Don't let that stop you from learning though.  Its definitely an achievable goal and our forum members can be relied upon for support while on the journey.

 

PowerApps Repeating Tables Like InfoPath by Shane Young

Part1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgznk4XlPCo

Part2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DylxsXIUyDc

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUX_0AA4-Hs

 

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ebraga
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Re: Infopath to Powerapps- Storing Data

Thanks so much for your help!

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