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Zel
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Powerapps connections using SQL Server through a VPN network

Hi there, 

 

We are busy trying out the power platform. My client has a request that on certain triggers in D365 we post data to their database. However, to connect to their database, you have to connect to a VPN first. 

 

So our plan is to generate business events and expose that to the power platform. 

Now we have to create a connection to the client's database, but that needs to go through a VPN network. 

 

Is there a way to do this through powerapps and or flow? 

 

 

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Pstork1
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I don't think either Power Apps or Automate will be able to do this for you.  To connect to an on-premises SQL server requires an on-premises data gateway.  The data gateway uses an Azure message bus to communicate with Power Apps or Automate to receive queries and return results.  I don't see any way to force that communication through a VPN connection. So I don't think its possible.

 

If your connecting to an Azure SQL server then I think you could potentially do a VPN, but I don't see how you could instantiate it on demand.



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Hi there, 

 

In short, I came to the solution. As you stated, a gateway is the answer. 

 

If you install a default gateway on the SQL server where the Database lies, you can connect on the power platform using that gateway. So then the VPN is not necessary. 

 

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