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Aaron3Sixty5
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skipAppMetadata

Hi Power Apps Community!

 

What does skipAppMetadata in the PowerApp URL do?

https://apps.powerapps.com/play/1234567-dafc-4f2e-b63a-a52312345678?tenantId=88888888-c141-4c67-b6f3...skipAppMetadata=true

 

I found two forum posts; neither clarify exactly what this setting does.

 

Just curious, thanks!

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Pstork1
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Basically, it re-loads the app based on the version last loaded.  This is slightly faster since the app metadata rarely changes unless there is a new published version.  So skipping loading the metadata will require less bandwidth than loading with metadata.  If you set skipAppMetadata=false it will fully re-load the app each time you run it.  That will take longer, but will guarantee that you always have the latest version.  With skipAppMetadata=true the app will load faster, but if there is a new version you will get a prompt and have to exit and re-load the app to update it.



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Pstork1
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Basically, it re-loads the app based on the version last loaded.  This is slightly faster since the app metadata rarely changes unless there is a new published version.  So skipping loading the metadata will require less bandwidth than loading with metadata.  If you set skipAppMetadata=false it will fully re-load the app each time you run it.  That will take longer, but will guarantee that you always have the latest version.  With skipAppMetadata=true the app will load faster, but if there is a new version you will get a prompt and have to exit and re-load the app to update it.



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Where is this setting in PowerApps? 

Its not a setting.  Its a parameter that can be included in the URL when starting the app from a Hyperlink.



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Thank you. I added it to the url in a launch link but when it launches the PowerApp, it still changes the link to &skipAppMetadata=true and  so my parameter is not passed to the app and no data shows in the gallery. Any ideas on how to fix this?

Do you have any news about this? 

Yes. Sorry. I was sidetracked. It turned out that the issue was with the original URL. It contained a question mark where it should have had an ampersand. Once I corrected it, I no longer had the problem with the URL being changed. 

llanderson
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I am having the same issue with the url changing to &skipAppMetadata=true and not passing in my ID parameter. Can you share how you have your link set? Below is how I have mine set and it still changes to false and fails to pass in my ID parameter.

 

https://apps.powerapps.com/play/[APP ID]?tenantId=[TENTANT ID]?ID=6&skipAppMetadata=true

 

 

 

Thank you JillSearcy...

 

I had formed the link with the first parameter preceded by a question mark however I see that the question mark has already been included before the tenantId, so subsequent parameters should be preceded by an ampersand.

 

so yours should be...

https://apps.powerapps.com/play/[APP ID]?tenantId=[TENTANT ID]&ID=6

Perfect! I now see the 2 question marks!

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