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lktaylor
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Traceability/Logs

What kind of traceability does PowerApps/Flow have for automated actions? For example if we create some kind of approval process we would like to have easily-readable logs that could tell us who and when approved or declined a request. Also having these logs available for 12+ months is important.

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RandyHayes
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@lktaylor 

This requirement is not something that PowerApps is designed to to out of the box (i.e. not specific functions for that need).  However, it is certainly possible within PowerApps to design an App to provide that functionality.  PowerApps is meant to cover a wide range of requirements by providing tools (functions and controls) to handle the needs of those requirements.  However, very specific requirements - such as approval processes - are left to the designer to implement as needed - all very possible.

 

In your case, you would be building your log as the users approve or decline.  Length of storage would be your choice as PowerApps is not a storage system and you would govern that through whatever data source you choose - could be a simple as an Excel spreadsheet or a more robust database. But, again, PowerApps is not a storage.

 

I hope that helps provide some fuel for thought.

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 Very helpful, hhanks Randy!

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RandyHayes
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@lktaylor 

This requirement is not something that PowerApps is designed to to out of the box (i.e. not specific functions for that need).  However, it is certainly possible within PowerApps to design an App to provide that functionality.  PowerApps is meant to cover a wide range of requirements by providing tools (functions and controls) to handle the needs of those requirements.  However, very specific requirements - such as approval processes - are left to the designer to implement as needed - all very possible.

 

In your case, you would be building your log as the users approve or decline.  Length of storage would be your choice as PowerApps is not a storage system and you would govern that through whatever data source you choose - could be a simple as an Excel spreadsheet or a more robust database. But, again, PowerApps is not a storage.

 

I hope that helps provide some fuel for thought.

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 Very helpful, hhanks Randy!

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