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mabl4367
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On prem SQL data source not returning any data from one table but working fine for other tables tables in the same db.

I have created a gateway and added a connection to an on prem SQL database (CA Service desk manager, mdb) to it.
I then created a new power app and connected to the database.

Reading the "dbo.pri" or the "dbo.act_log" works fine but when i try to get data from the "dbo.ca_contact" table in the same database I only get the column names an no data. There is a lot of data in that table. I have verified that using sql server management studio.

Sometimes i get an error message "s is not a function" and a session id.

Does anyone know why I cant get data from this table and is there a way to get around it?

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The normal way around this would be to create a view that excludes the columns, and I can't think of any alternative (unless you can create a separate database that you do have permissions to create objects in, and create the view there that references the table). So, I think you'd have to ask the database administrator to create the view for you

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v-monli-msft
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Hi @mabl4367 ,

 

What is the formula that you use the show the data? Is your table connected to PowerApps successfully? Check from View > Data Source.

 

Regards,

Mona

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Hi Mona @v-monli-msft ,

 

I use a data tabel control to display the data from the data source so the formula i use in the "Items" property is simply '[dbo].[ca_contact]'. I've also tried to limit the amount of data by using FirstN('[dbo].[ca_contact]';10) but I still get no data at all from the ca_contact table.

Other tables from the same data source work fine like the act_log table.

It seams there is a problem with the data source because when I hover over it I can see the error message "s is not a function".

I have attached some screen shots to this post.

 

Since the tables are in the same database the only thing I can think of, that could be the cause of my problem, is that the ca_contact table has some column with an unsupported datatype while the act_log table has not.

I have googled some more and it seams that the sql connector does not support the data types of some of the columns in the table ca_contact.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/sql/

ca_contact has multiple columns of type binary(16) that is not supported by the connector.

I may not add views or stored procedures to the database so I can't create a view that excludes or transforms the columns with these datatypes.

Any tips on where to go from here?

The normal way around this would be to create a view that excludes the columns, and I can't think of any alternative (unless you can create a separate database that you do have permissions to create objects in, and create the view there that references the table). So, I think you'd have to ask the database administrator to create the view for you

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