I'm trying to build an app to decrease my effort with downloading documents...
I have plenty of documents that I need to download from a server manually which is pissed me off every time.
I made a sketch with cars as an example. As I see it now it is basically e-shop application but with pdf documents.
Is it possible to build such an app in powerapps? And is it possible to create a flow that it will send all documets instead of downloading them?
1 pic. I have a tree of different equipment and very often I need to download different documents for a few of them.
2 pic. The main screen where I select a car and can go further to the next screen to select documents to download.
3 pic. I select documents.
4 pic. Then I go to a total screen and press to download all documents as an archive. And I want to add here the possibility to add documents for another car to a total package of documents.
Hi @dude_chill ,
I will suggest a different approach as we handle thousands of files (documents and images) monthly in SharePoint libraries and manage/view most of them in various PowerApps facilities.
Assuming you are talking about a SharePoint Library in your facility, I would suggest the following:
On point 2, if you have done SharePoint Designer Workflows (or want to learn - they are easy), I have the process below to automatically populate the first two levels of folders (you could easily expand this to more) to metadata field names. Happy to elaborate further if required.
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thanks for this. I will try to check it.
But I was thinking to use SharePoint to give access to other people so they don't need to download the library.
Hi @dude_chill ,
We manage thousands of documents and photos from a mixture of SharePoint (filtered and grouped views), OneDrive synced data and editable galleries in PowerApps. The sync data makes it so easy to file, retrieve and edit documents and a lot of users have gravitated to this as their only method. The Workflow is not that difficult to set up and allows the PowerApps metadata management.
Happy to comment/assist further as you take your journey.
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