What are some strategies for users to add many photos to a PowerApp with a Sharepoint backend?
I don't want to add any more columns to the Sharepoint list but DO need a way to connect each photo to its respective column.
Any help is appreciated.
In SharePoint list, one Picture column can only add one URL of the image. I just tested and I cannot add the 2nd one. If this cannot even be achieved in SharePoint, then I'm afraid that you cannot use PowerApps to do this too.
Thank you @v-monli-msft for looking into this. Do you know if PowerApps can add columns to a Sharepoint list for each image?
No, is my answer to your question. 🙂
Does SharePoint have to be the data source? What if you store the photos somewhere else, give them all a name that you can easily query, then just store in a column this is the name of the files that go with this record? Something like that. SharePoint is a terrible data source in the grand scheme of things. 🙂
I hear ya! 🙂 I'm working through your Azure SQL Video and Paul Flaherty's SQL Image video to get something more "enterprisey" setup. Even though I create PowerApps for my employer, I've even gone as far as personally paying for O365 Business and Azure plans to get experience with Azure SQL. In a large enterprise env, there is a huge amount of effort and approval to "just spin up an Azure SQL instance". But thats another topic altogether!
Another consideration is, moving beyond Sharepoint as a data source also moves the bar on PowerApps being a "low code" solution (requires more expertise, increases complexity, loops in other departments, etc.). IMHO, developing killer apps as a one-two person team, without all the hooplah, is the number 1 benefit PowerApps has over every other app dev tool out there.
Thanks for the awesome videos and engaging conversation!
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