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Friendly names for connections

As you probably know connectors and apps are tighened together by connections. And when you change the connector and want to use the new added services, you need to update the connection. That means you also have to remove the connection from the app and re-add it again to get the new functionalities. 

 

Problem arises when you have one connection for one REST data source shared between apps. Change in connection then affects all the apps that are using the connector, even apps you do not want to use the new functionalities in. 

 

So essentially you have to go to every app, and re-create connections in every step PLUS the same in Flow.

 

Solution is to have connection for every app. Now the challenge arises - It is possible to see connected apps from the connection. Well so far so good. But when creating a new app and adding connection you cannot see which connection is for which app.

 

It would be handy to have some friendly names for connections and not the one generated from name only.

 

Tomas 

Status: Under Review

Updating status and adding @LanceDelano

Comments
Boneckrh19
Kudo Kingpin

This is currently a huge issue for us with Flow. Inside each action, there's not even a username attached, let alone the only other identifier we can see in the Connections list; last modified.

And if you are looking at the "Embedded connections" section (flow Details -> Edit Connections), you still will not see the last modified field listed with the names and usernames of each connection, even though, because you can have multiple connections to the exact same connector, there is no other identifying field besides that one! 

As it stands, I have absolutely no way to know which connection is which when looking at the flow info and my connections list.

SP2019Admin
Helper II

Microsoft please implement this suggestion immediately. The existing design is just stupid. Your sales team promote PowerApp as low code solution and end-users can build their own app. However with such confusion naming there is no way to introduce to our users. 

 

We need a UI, or at least some config file at back-end, list the relationship between:

On-premise gateway cluster

On-premise gateway
Hostname of server (or IP address)

Connections (able to configure friendly name)

Connection owners
Apps

CantStopTheFlow
Frequent Visitor

Such a horrible oversight to not implement a changeable name, and then just plain lazy and insuting to not fix it. So infuriating.