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Coopedup
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Direct from data source or Collection?

What are the peoples preferences for in app data sources? I have a SP List and initially I was using direct link everything (forms and updates), then moved to using it to populate my initial gallery and then build a collection when selecting a record. 

 

I'm now finding that my forms are more time consuming (for me) to update and use, as I have to exclude or include specific fields where as using forms with source being the SP List was far easier to maintain but operationally meant more (unnecessary) data is retrieved. 

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DeviKrishna
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Hi @Coopedup ,

 

It purely depends on the requirement.

If you images/product to be displayed then 3 screen structure is good as you don't have to design them and use it readily.

If it is just the list data. Directly create a form->Associate SP List connection as a data source.

This is little faster than the gallery view item select. SP List may bring additional data but we could always decide on what data we need to map on screen.

 

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v-xiaochen-msft
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Hi @Coopedup ,

 

Please take a look at this similar thread.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps/Collection-vs-Data-Source-Efficiency/m-p/123...

 

Best Regards,

Wearsky

DeviKrishna
Super User
Super User

Hi @Coopedup ,

 

It purely depends on the requirement.

If you images/product to be displayed then 3 screen structure is good as you don't have to design them and use it readily.

If it is just the list data. Directly create a form->Associate SP List connection as a data source.

This is little faster than the gallery view item select. SP List may bring additional data but we could always decide on what data we need to map on screen.

 

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Regards
Devi

 

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