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mikearmour
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Range of Records from SharePoint Datasource

As Powerapps has serivce limitations when working with a Sharepoint data source, is there another way to pull in a range of records, similar to this command:

 

Filter(Base_List, ID >= ImpRecMin && ID < ImpRecMax)

 

The above command causes the dreaded blue circle and won't allow me to use with an OnSelect function.

 

This is a key component of a process I am working on to be able to import 75K+ records from SharePoint into a collection for offline use.

 

I do not have access to a SQL server database, either on prem or in the cloud, as I know what I am trying to do would work with a SQL database,

 

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Re: Range of Records from SharePoint Datasource

Hi Mike - Don't shoot the messenger but no. 

 

I don't even have a suggestion of how you can get a 75,000 item list and SharePoint to play nice in this scenario. I have a customer with 33,000 records and we found clever ways for him to make it work but for you, trying to go offline, I don't have even a good suggestion. 

 

What about moving to CDS as a data source since you don't have SQL available? That is where I would point you to look for a better, more scalable solution. 

 

Sorry

Shane - Microsoft MVP, YouTube, and PowerApps Consulting for when you are in a bind to get this fixed quickly. And finally we now have PowerApps Training
mikearmour
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Re: Range of Records from SharePoint Datasource

Shane - 

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

I was afraid you would say that.  I'm going to leave this post up to see if any other community users have found a work around.

 

My initial work and investigation found 'code' to bring records into the collection in 500 record chunks; however, the 'code' was developed for a connection to a SQL database. I ran into another issue with the code when using a SharePoint datasource and the dreaded 'service limitation' error but found a work around fro that.

 

Do you know:

  1. If there are any plans to modify things to remove some of the service limitation when working with SharePoint?
  2. The thought process around not letting a user pull in a range of records?
    1. I understand the number of records limitation but it just seems odd to not have, what appears to me, simple selective parameters to bring in a range of records.

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