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vghanithala
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Integrate MS Access

Hi All,
 
We are trying to migrate the MS Access app to Model Driven. We need some clarification on model-driven app.
  1. We are using On-Premises gateway from Windows to access the database. Is there any other way to access the DB from different source like cloud/without windows?
  2. How to use connectors in model driven. Is that only way to Embedded with canvas or any other option available?.
  3. How to access data to model driven app from share point?

Can you please suggest links / references?

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jlindstrom
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Model-driven apps natively just support CDS as their data source. 

One option you have is CDS dataflows. Access is a supported connection for a dataflow, and you can have it incrementally refresh the data in your CDS from Access

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/data-integration/dataflows/dataflows-integration-overview

Running the access database from an Azure VM will give you better performance as it is closer to the Power Platform.

Embedded canvas apps are an option, if you want to view data from Access embedded in a model-driven form.

My recommendation is to ditch access--move your access database to CDS and access it through a canvas or model-driven app. On premise data gateways and access databases generally are slow performing. 

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