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MeneerRob
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Only one screen like a infopath form is not possible?

Hi!

I'm creating a form in PowerApps. I just started with a blank app. I have made three screens; Mainscreen, detailscreen and edit screen. This works very fine but i think, the business don't need three screens. They will only fill in the form and after that is it clear. The flow will run and that's oke. 

So i tested if i can solve the form with only one screen but is doenst work very well. After the mainscreen the + button has OnSelect "NewForm(Form1);Navigate(EditScreen,ScreenTransition.None)" and that works fine.

Is it true that you need always need minimum of two screens when you making a PowerApps forms? 

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RandyHayes
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@MeneerRobyou can make your PowerApps have as few or as many (within limits) screens as you want.  That is part of your design.

You could have all the functionality of the three screens you speak of on one screen using the visible properties on the controls.

However - Important - for simplicity, it is best to have each screen perform a defined set of functionality.  So, in this case, one is main, one is detail and one is edit - each has its own function.

But again, with your design, you can put all of those into the same screen.  You would just need to control the visibility of them (and that can get tricky if you are new to the platform).  

 

Hope this gives you some fuel for thought.

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RandyHayes
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@MeneerRobyou can make your PowerApps have as few or as many (within limits) screens as you want.  That is part of your design.

You could have all the functionality of the three screens you speak of on one screen using the visible properties on the controls.

However - Important - for simplicity, it is best to have each screen perform a defined set of functionality.  So, in this case, one is main, one is detail and one is edit - each has its own function.

But again, with your design, you can put all of those into the same screen.  You would just need to control the visibility of them (and that can get tricky if you are new to the platform).  

 

Hope this gives you some fuel for thought.

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Drrickryp
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@MeneerRob ,

Shane Young @Shanescows has a series in the video gallery about infopath like Ux for PowerApps. Check it out to see if that works for you.

Mike2500
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You certainly can have one screen, like infopath, however, it's not nearly as simple. Options:

 

  • Create a new blank app with one screen that has a form that submits to the data source (a sharepoint list, for example. this will work great for new forms, but how will users view and edit existing records? Options:
    • instead of creating a new, blank app, go to the sharepoint list and use the option to customize the forms using powerapps. this way, users will navigate to the row they want using OOB sharepoint methods, but will still have the custom powerapp to view/edit rows (note, this mechanism will still create multiple screens)
    • use the params() function to retrieve an id from the querystring, and somehow provide that url for users (perhap the flow sends the url with the querystring in an email?)
  • Create the app as described, with multliple screens (browse, view,edit). Of course, this way users will not have the luxury of using the sharepoint list to find the row they want, and will only use the app.
MeneerRob
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Thanks all for your answers. I already cheched the serie form Shaun, reply helpfull.

 

I will let the business choose, or three screen what works fine or 1 PowerApps forms. 


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