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PowerApps to an On-Site MySQL database

Need some tech savy help.


I introduced PowerApps to my team and we started using it, however we were storing everythign to a SharePoint List this has less functionality than MySQL databases and is less secure.


We want to transition our tools to MySQL but I can't get my system to connect to the MySQL database.


The project leader managed it just fine, all they did was install on-premise data gateway, and they can connect no issue.

I did the same thing and I get an error message.


"Value 'Preferred' is not of the correct type. inner exception: Value 'Preferred' is not of the correct type. clientRequestId: 3aec81fe-4bf2-4d53-87f1-32b3cc68857a"


Any help would be appreciated

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: PowerApps to an On-Site MySQL database

Hi @DuncanKlysh,


Please make sure that you have followed below documentation step-by-step to connect to your SQL Server from PowerApps:


Other references:

Connect to SQL Server from PowerApps

Connect to your on-premises data sources from PowerApps using on-premises data gateway

Understand on-premises data gateways for Microsoft PowerApps




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