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audrieg
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Demo Best Practices for Performance

I have a public presentation demo coming up next month where I will be demonstrating, and building live on stage, an app with 4 SharePoint list data connections.

 

Could you suggest any best practices to optimize performance? (i.e. in this case I mean that would reduce latency)

 

Sometimes my apps load quickly, other times they lag for 2 minutes. Anyone know what contributes to the delta?

 

Thank you for your help.

 

 

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Community Support Team
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Re: Demo Best Practices for Performance

Hi Audrieg,

 

Several suggestions would be a reference for you:
1.A latest PowerApps Version would be needed. There are many new features in the latest version and these new features would suit our needs.
2.Internet connection should be properly.
3.How many data are there in your SharePoint Online list? If there are too many data in your SharePoint list, it would take some time to create connections and download data.

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

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Community Support Team
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Re: Demo Best Practices for Performance

Hi Audrieg,

 

If SharePoint Online list has 1000 above data, when we create a connection to it or download data from it, it would take several minutes.


To update PowerApps, we can go to Windows Apps on Microsoft Store.


About your shared Apps, after you updated it, when your shared users open the Apps, it would take some time to download the App and recreate their own connections to the data source or sources in the App, so you don’t need to re-share your Apps after the update.

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Demo Best Practices for Performance

Hi Audrieg,

 

Several suggestions would be a reference for you:
1.A latest PowerApps Version would be needed. There are many new features in the latest version and these new features would suit our needs.
2.Internet connection should be properly.
3.How many data are there in your SharePoint Online list? If there are too many data in your SharePoint list, it would take some time to create connections and download data.

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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audrieg
Level 10

Re: Demo Best Practices for Performance

This is awesome!

 

What is your definition of "two many"? 100, 1000, 5000?
(I will try to keep it under 10 records and 4 list connections just to be sure for the demo, but would love to know what you were thinking would be too many in practice day-to-day. Should we be archieving lists?)

 

Thank you!

 

 

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audrieg
Level 10

Re: Demo Best Practices for Performance

According to the About in Power Apps Desktop, I am using 2.0.490 - I can't seem to remember how to update the App? Where is that? and Do I need to reshare the published apps after the update?

 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Demo Best Practices for Performance

Hi Audrieg,

 

If SharePoint Online list has 1000 above data, when we create a connection to it or download data from it, it would take several minutes.


To update PowerApps, we can go to Windows Apps on Microsoft Store.


About your shared Apps, after you updated it, when your shared users open the Apps, it would take some time to download the App and recreate their own connections to the data source or sources in the App, so you don’t need to re-share your Apps after the update.

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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audrieg
Level 10

Re: Demo Best Practices for Performance

I really appreciate your time in answering my question, but let me respectfully say that I was surprised by it: any application, claiming to be data driven, who needs "several minutes" to handle "1,000" records is just not scalable. For two fundamental reasons:

 

1.SharePoint list data can grow very quickly (unless we're talking about grocery lists). It's not uncommon to reach 1000 records after only 3 months of daily use.

2. No user will sit for several minutes waiting for something to happen.

 

So in this case, we would need to create some type of "window to relevant data" list on SharePoint that only contains a portion of the real list data we would actually be storing (just because Power Apps can't handle 1000 list items). (OR, they could allow a connection to a list view and we could scope the views.) To be honest, I'm already breaking several of my best practices by reducing the number of managed meta-data fields, choice list fields, and not using calendars or tasks lists.....so now being told that 1000 records is the max that is performant - I'm less excited than I was when I first saw the potential.

 

I'm not complaining to you - I guess I'm just expressing my disappointment at the reality of your answer in the work I would have to do to help customers leverage Power Apps with their SharePoint data.

 

Thanks so much for answering me though. I'll try to figure something out. This helps me get ready for the demo, but now I have to work on how I 'set the expectation' for real life usage.

PowerApps Staff AndyPennell
PowerApps Staff

Re: Demo Best Practices for Performance

To get the latest version go to the Store app. You should see an arrow near the top right indicating updates pending, click on it. (This assumes Windows 10, I can't recall what older versions looked like). You can also configure the Store to always get the latest version.

audrieg
Level 10

Re: Demo Best Practices for Performance

Hi Andy,

 

Yesterday when I tried the store to check for apps needing updates (what's odd is my other apps are auto-updating in the background) there were no pending updates. How I actually found the update was like this:

 

1. Went to the WEB based Power Apps version,

2. clicked on the download arrow (top right),

3. that click brought me to a store-like page in my browser which said under the title that an update was available.

4. clicked on 'update' and it happened

 

I will add an idea to include this on the help page directly in Power Apps under the current version.

 

Thank you Andy!

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