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Refreshing SQL Server Schema in PowerApps

Hi There,


I see another similar post to this; however it never really went into much detail.  If I make changes to my Views or Tables in an Azure SQL Server, those changes don't seem to be reflected in PowerApps.  For example, if I add a new field or change a field name on the SQL Server side, those fields won't show up in PowerApps unless I close out and re-open.


What is the best way to go about updating the SCHEMA in Powerapps when I make changes to the SQL Server View or Table.  I continually make changes to the SQL Server side and it would be convenient if there was a fast way to update this.





Did you try to stop and start the gateway service on the server hosting the gateway?

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I was having the same problem.  


It may have been coincidence, but I just opened an "incognito" browser window in Chrome, logged into power apps and created a new flow and in this case, Power Apps seemed to update the SQL meta data (in this case a Stored Proc accessed through a gateway).


Fingers crossed that this works again next time.

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I have a working Powerapp using an on-prem SQL Server.  I found removing or renaming any column in any SQL table immediately stopped my published powerapp from working even if that app didn't use that column.  Adding new columns did not cause a problem.


Initially like other posts, I thought opening my app and refreshing the datasource of that table or removing and readding it entirely would fix my app and then I could republish but it didn't help.  


Eventually I accidentally discovered that if I simply waited then powerapps would catch-up and the published app would simply start working again.  So far I've timed the wait at a maximum of 30 minutes.  It might be shorter.  So my advice if you haven't already done so, is to try this sort of change out of hours when you can allow time for powerapps to right itself.  


Not hugely comforting I know.


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