What are some strategies for users to add many photos to a PowerApp with a Sharepoint backend?
I don't want to add any more columns to the Sharepoint list but DO need a way to connect each photo to its respective column.
Any help is appreciated.
In SharePoint list, one Picture column can only add one URL of the image. I just tested and I cannot add the 2nd one. If this cannot even be achieved in SharePoint, then I'm afraid that you cannot use PowerApps to do this too.
Thank you @v-monli-msft for looking into this. Do you know if PowerApps can add columns to a Sharepoint list for each image?
No, is my answer to your question.
Does SharePoint have to be the data source? What if you store the photos somewhere else, give them all a name that you can easily query, then just store in a column this is the name of the files that go with this record? Something like that. SharePoint is a terrible data source in the grand scheme of things.
I hear ya! I'm working through your Azure SQL Video and Paul Flaherty's SQL Image video to get something more "enterprisey" setup. Even though I create PowerApps for my employer, I've even gone as far as personally paying for O365 Business and Azure plans to get experience with Azure SQL. In a large enterprise env, there is a huge amount of effort and approval to "just spin up an Azure SQL instance". But thats another topic altogether!
Another consideration is, moving beyond Sharepoint as a data source also moves the bar on PowerApps being a "low code" solution (requires more expertise, increases complexity, loops in other departments, etc.). IMHO, developing killer apps as a one-two person team, without all the hooplah, is the number 1 benefit PowerApps has over every other app dev tool out there.
Thanks for the awesome videos and engaging conversation!
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