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PDF Reader App - Where is the data source file?

I created a new test powerapp using the pdf reader template. Where is it pulling the data from? I'd like to edit the data and analyze it. Thanks!

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Re: PDF Reader App - Where is the data source file?

Hi @webdevguy,

 

Do you create an app using PDF Reader template app on your side?

Further, do you want to analyze the data source on your side?

 

Currently, the data source of this template app (PDF Reader template app) is embedded within this app, if you want to analyze the data source on your side, you must make this template app as your own app.Then you could select a cloud storage (e.g. Dropbox, OnrDriver for Business, etc) to store this data source.

 

I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround:Test1.gif

 

Note: If you store this data source within your OneDrive for Business folder, you could find it within PowerApps folder of your OneDrive for Business root folder. 

 

 

Best regards,

Kris

 

 

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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webdevguy
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Re: PDF Reader App - Where is the data source file?

Actually, I tried to create the app again, from scratch. This time I noticed the option at the bottom to change the data for the app. I think this is the key.

 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: PDF Reader App - Where is the data source file?

Hi @webdevguy,

 

Do you create an app using PDF Reader template app on your side?

Further, do you want to analyze the data source on your side?

 

Currently, the data source of this template app (PDF Reader template app) is embedded within this app, if you want to analyze the data source on your side, you must make this template app as your own app.Then you could select a cloud storage (e.g. Dropbox, OnrDriver for Business, etc) to store this data source.

 

I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround:Test1.gif

 

Note: If you store this data source within your OneDrive for Business folder, you could find it within PowerApps folder of your OneDrive for Business root folder. 

 

 

Best regards,

Kris

 

 

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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webdevguy
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Re: PDF Reader App - Where is the data source file?

Thanks! I appreciate your video as well.

 

Yes, I used "PDF Reader" template. Yes, I want to analyze the data source and even modify the data.

 

The way I created my app was New/Templates/PDF Reader. I never got a message asking me where I want my data stored. When it appears I do have a datasource called PDFData (it says "imported from Excel") but I only have the options to Refresh or Remove it. I can't open it up to look at the raw data, or even find the file. Is there a way to view/edit the embedded data?

 

By the way, I like your video. How did you make that?

 

 

webdevguy
Level: Powered On

Re: PDF Reader App - Where is the data source file?

Actually, I tried to create the app again, from scratch. This time I noticed the option at the bottom to change the data for the app. I think this is the key.

 

ss.jpg

View solution in original post

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: PDF Reader App - Where is the data source file?

Hi @webdevguy,

 

Have you solved your problem?

 

If you have solved your problem, please go ahead and click “Accept as Solution” so that this thread will be marked for other users to easily identify.

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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