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FelipeFaccini
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Launch a desktop action through a button on power apps

Greetings everyone, I want to know if it is possible to make power apps start an action in the desktop context. Specifically, I want to access a specific directory on my company´s intranet, through a button on power apps. 

On my app, I will have a gallery containing all the contracts that my company is currently working on. After selecting a specific contract, I will get to another screen showing its fields of information, and a button that when clicked opens the directory in the intranet, through the windows file explorer, where its files are stored.

At a first moment, I built a field in my SP list to store the directory address of the contract, which will be manually imputed by the user, but I can't find a way to make power apps launch a desktop action.

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Perhaps. This is a security issue, no different than web pages being able to access content on your hard drive.

 

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sperry1625
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What you are trying to do is not possible. A Power App cannot launch desktop applications. You can launch other Power Apps, or web pages, but not desktop apps.

 

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Sad to hear that, but thanks a lot for the information!

Best regards!

Perhaps. This is a security issue, no different than web pages being able to access content on your hard drive.

 

Regards,

 

-S

 

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

Regards,

-S

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