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DaveConnors
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OnStart isn’t available

I am trying to retrieve a parameter using OnStart to achieve deep linking.

 

I’ve created a blank canvas app.

 

When I navigate to “App” and check the dropdown OnStart isn’t an option. Is there some setting or permission I need to make this available, otherwise I can’t create the app properly.

 

Why wouldn’t it appear - I’ve seen numerous tutorials and videos with it but in my app it simply isn’t there. The ellipsis next to the App menu item shows the run OnStart option - nothing happens which seems right since i haven’t been able to set anything - but there is no way I can actually get into OnStart to set anything.

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timl
Super User III
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@DaveConnors 

There appears to be a bug in the designer here.

When I click the app node, OnMessage is the property that appears in the top left navigation bar. OnStart is missing, which makes it impossible to set the OnStart formula.

 

timl_0-1621072280906.png

 

The version of Power Apps I'm using is 3.21051.17, and the problem happens for me in both Chrome and Edge.

 

It wasn't possible to switch the designer version through the accounts menu, but I was able to revert to an earlier version by starting the designer using the following link:

 
 
timl_1-1621072669819.png

 

This resolved the problem, so I would try the link above to see if that makes a difference.

 

 

 

 

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WarrenBelz
Super User III
Super User III

Hi @DaveConnors ,

I assume this is a Canvas App - mine looks like this

WarrenBelz_0-1621069479673.png

 

timl
Super User III
Super User III

@DaveConnors 

There appears to be a bug in the designer here.

When I click the app node, OnMessage is the property that appears in the top left navigation bar. OnStart is missing, which makes it impossible to set the OnStart formula.

 

timl_0-1621072280906.png

 

The version of Power Apps I'm using is 3.21051.17, and the problem happens for me in both Chrome and Edge.

 

It wasn't possible to switch the designer version through the accounts menu, but I was able to revert to an earlier version by starting the designer using the following link:

 
 
timl_1-1621072669819.png

 

This resolved the problem, so I would try the link above to see if that makes a difference.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks @timl - I thought I was going mad, or was completely stupid!

 

Yep, the old link works and I see OnStart now - much appreciated.

timl
Super User III
Super User III

Thanks @DaveConnors - I'm glad this fix worked for you too. This is obviously a bug, and hopefully Microsoft will fix this very soon.

@timl absolute sanity saver... I was watching all these tutorial videos and thinking "what's going on? how am i this stupid I can't find it??" 😀

timl
Super User III
Super User III

@DaveConnors - I completely get how confusing that would be!

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