Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Not applicable

Run Button for OnStart in the ribbon



I saw in the PowerApps ideas site that a 'Run button for OnStart' was added to the ribbon. While I have found it, I expected being able to click it in order to run the OnStart function, however that does not seem to be working for me?


Is this working for others?

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous,


If you need a button to trigger the OnStart property, then it's actually not OnStart. It's just the same thing as the OnSelect property does of the button control.


Whatever you want to achieve on the OnStart after selecting a button, you could achieve this by setting on OnSelect property of the Button directly.




Community Support Team _ Mona Li
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Not applicable



No sorry I think you misunderstood. I know how the OnStart function works as well as the OnSelect function for buttons.

Let me give you an example:


OnStart:  ClearCollect(Collection, Datasource)

-> After OnStart is completed, app screen displays collection data in a gallery.


If I click 'preview' within PowerApps the OnStart function does not actually run. Therefore, in order to 'preview' properly including the OnStart function I create a button I can click that replicates the OnStart function in preview.


When I saw this 'idea' implemented I expected that the OnStart ribbon action allows me to click it and run the OnStart function - eliminating the need to replicate this using a button.


I hope this makes sense..

Not applicable

adding @v-monli-msft back in to assist with this question

Helpful resources

PA_User Group Leader_768x460.jpg

Manage your user group events

Check out the News & Announcements to learn more.

Power Query PA Forum 768x460.png

Check it out!

Did you know that you can visit the Power Query Forum in Power BI and now Power Apps

Carousel 2021 Release Wave 2 Plan 768x460.jpg

2021 Release Wave 2 Plan

Power Platform release plan for the 2021 release wave 2 describes all new features releasing from October 2021 through March 2022.

R2 (Green) 768 x 460px.png

Microsoft Dynamics 365 & Power Platform User Professionals

DynamicsCon is a FREE, 4 half-day virtual learning experience for 11,000+ Microsoft Business Application users and professionals.

Users online (971)