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thunter
Level 8

Print Form

I have an app that populates data into a form. I then want to have a Print button that will print Form contents to a PDF, is this possible in PowerApps?

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Print Form

Hi @thunter,

 

Printing directly is still not avaiable so far in PowerApps. But you could vote on below idea, whose status is started:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/Printing/idi-p/846

 

Regards,

Mona

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PowerAnalytics
Level: Powered On

Re: Print Form

Hi @thunter,

do you use SharePoint as your datasource? If yes, then an easy and quick solution could be to write a workflow which automatically fill out a word content type (for example a word document).

 

Best regards

 

Stef

thunter
Level 8

Re: Print Form

Hi @PowerAnalytics

 

My datasource is pulled from a Table in an SQL Database. Will your suggestion still work or is that for SharePoint datasource only? Thanks!

PowerAnalytics
Level: Powered On

Re: Print Form

Hi @thunter,

 

my suggestion is relating to SharePoint datasources only. If it is possible to save your data (output) to SharePoint let me know.

 

Best regards,

 

Stef

Super User
Super User

Re: Print Form

You can connect your sql tables to desktop MS Access and create your reports there.
Pwhite
Level: Powered On

Re: Print Form

Yes, you would use Microsoft Flow to acccomplish this task. Actually pretty simple after you watch this video. It will accomplish exactly what you want to do or at least I think so. Let me know if it works.

https://youtu.be/bfXV_GXc_JM

If you don’t like this idea I also use webmerge to do this all the time using PowerApps either with a button pushed in PowerApps or send to a table and then do a simple flow that says when new row trigger the flow to send all the data to webmerge. Either way works. Only problem is we merge is $49 per month for what I do with it but offers the ability to upload fillable PDFs and use PowerApps to push all my data to it and email me the completed PDF and lots of other options. Probably a better option if you need to create PDFs from existing forms that would be hard (but possible) to recreate the first way I explained up top. The first option simple uses the HTML control or whatever you want really and sends it to flow and flow creates a table for example and then converts the final output to PDF. And the flow is very simple following that video.
thunter
Level 8

Re: Print Form

@Pwhite

 

I was watching the video you posted and I see Shane has already created the PDF file. Is there a previous video that shows how to create the PDF file? Thank you.

Pwhite
Level: Powered On

Re: Print Form

Just took a quick look at it. Have to leave but look at minute 10:04 on the Youtube video.  Its the part where he shows the flow to create the PDF unless I am missing something.  I am running out the door so didn't verify it 100% but I believe thats where your looking for.

Re: Print Form

I recently posted a blog that leverages a Microsoft Word document template with content controls mapped to the Document Library metadata fields. This is similar to the html-based solution mentioned earlier in this thread.

 

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