PowerApps Community Blog

Welcome to the PowerApps Community Blog

On this blog you will find articles, guides and information created by our community members and, from time to time, roundups and community news.

This blog post is part of a series called AMFTF (a message from the field) containing short blog posts about a best practice, a functionality, a how-to and/or something just worth writing a blog post about Robot Happy Todays topic is about showing all SharePoint Online list items in a gallery.

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In the PowerApps community, someone asked if it is possible to finish a task using an email (and PowerApps of course). The short answer is: Yes it is!
 
In this blog post I explain how you can finish a task (item in a SharePoint list) using PowerApps to act on a "button" clicked in an email. I use an approval task as example.
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The Microsoft Business Applications Summit is almost here, and even if you’re not joining us in Seattle, you can take part too – catch the opening keynote livestream on Monday, July 23 from 8:30 – 10am PDT, and learn what’s new and next for Microsoft Business Applications.

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Working with barcodes and QR codes has improved all kinds of business processes for decades now. As can be read from comments in the PowerApps community, many people expect PowerApps to support working with them.

 

This blog post is about the current state of working with barcode/QR code images in PowerApps. And yes, working with QR code images has arrived Robot Very Happy

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PowerApps Splash Screen

by Super User ‎07-06-2018 06:16 AM - edited ‎07-06-2018 09:20 AM

This blog shows how you can build your own PowerApps splash screen. This screen has a professional look to it and can be created using a combination of Timer Control and variables.

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Time is running out! Join our community, partners, and experts at Microsoft Business Applications Summit.

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Get a list of apps with PowerShell which have not been updated for six months

by Rick72 ‎06-28-2018 01:57 PM - edited ‎07-01-2018 07:51 AM

It is recommended to update or (re)publish your app every six month. Click here to go to the related webpage. To be honest, I do not know if this it true for SharePoint forms (I assume it is), but for apps it is recommended.

 

So how does one know which apps are not updated or (re)published in six months? Well, PowerShell to the rescue!

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Using email templates when sending emails with PowerApps

by Rick72 ‎06-19-2018 02:20 PM - edited ‎07-02-2018 06:57 AM

Using templates for sending emails has several advantages. Canvas apps do not have native support for email templates but with some help of a data source, we can have this functionality nevertheless. This blog post shows a simple and complex example how to implement templates for sending email via a canvas app. I even throw in an image at the end to visualize the complex email example Robot Very Happy

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Get ready to connect, collaborate and pack in as much learning as possible at Microsoft Business Applications Summit, the event for Dynamics 365, Power BI, Excel, PowerApps and Flow users, July 22-24 in Seattle. We’ve just announced our featured speaker lineup – you won’t want to miss these experts, plus three amazing keynotes. Check it out!

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Hear from bestselling author and like-minded analytics aficionado Malcolm Gladwell in a special closing keynote. Plus! Explore the session catalog.

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We’re excited to announce registration is open for the first-ever Microsoft Business Applications Summit, coming to Seattle July 22–24! Combining the best of the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, Convergence, and the Dynamics 365 Technical Conference, this new event is designed to help you create the best, lasting solutions for your business. Don’t wait – secure your spot today!

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Deep Dive: Click-Through PowerApps Analytics

by vivekb on ‎04-18-2018 07:02 AM - last edited on ‎04-18-2018 11:17 AM by mackenzie_lyng

In this blog post , we will walk through a simple approach to create your own click-through analytics. Extend your reporting options to include statistics which will raise visibility into how your app consumers navigate your applications, enabling you to use data to validate assumptions on app usage and design.

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PowerApps Spring Update Blog Bundle

by mackenzie_lyng ‎03-21-2018 11:21 PM - edited ‎03-22-2018 02:21 AM

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PowerApps Spring Update is here - and it's all about the Common Data Service! From model-driven apps to using the Common Data Service for Apps, here's a list of major announcements made this week on the PowerApps Blog

 

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Bulk updates for a filtered gallery

by Super User ‎03-18-2018 10:16 AM - edited ‎03-18-2018 10:59 AM

This blog with the video walks you through how you can update filtered items in bulk. In this blog items bulk updates have been done in an Excel spreadsheet present in OneDrive, however, you can do the same for SharePoint lists or SQL tables.

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by mackenzie_lyng ‎03-14-2018 02:35 PM - edited ‎03-14-2018 02:55 PM

Let's have some fun celebrating this milestone math day! Happy Pi Day PowerApps Community! 

 

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PowerApps Training App - new way to learn #2

by MichalRok ‎03-14-2018 07:56 AM - edited ‎03-14-2018 08:00 AM

Learn PowerApps directly in PowerApps with this interactive, hands-on material. This chapter covers galleries and data filtering, sorting and searching, in 10 tasks for you to complete.

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PowerApps Workflow Processes Part 1: Introduction

by Dawidvh on ‎03-13-2018 03:43 AM - last edited on ‎03-15-2018 09:09 AM by mackenzie_lyng

See PowerApps in action on multi-step Business Workflow Processes, that isn't hard-coded.

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MVP Global Summit | March 4-7

by mackenzie_lyng on ‎03-07-2018 02:10 PM

 

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The MVP Global Summit is happening this week in Redmond, WA. We are super excited to connect with all the MVP's and welcome them to our communities.

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Learn basics of controls, formulas, properties and navigation with 10 focused exercises - directly in PowerApps Studio.

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Don't miss our live webinar on February 26 at 10:00AM PST (1:00PM EST) where Brian will showcase an amazing app for PATCHING SERVERS! You've got to see this one! 

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Tips and Tricks for multiselect controls with advanced tagging options

by paul_culmsee ‎02-18-2018 02:09 AM - edited ‎03-13-2018 04:00 AM

This article and accompanying video shows how with a little imagination, you can leverage recent managed metadata support in PowerApps in new and interesting ways for tagging content. Also learn some nice tricks around the use of canvas controls and relative positioning of controls

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This blog briefly talks about the main features used to build the vertical menu which will horizontal expand and collapse. A copy of the MSAPP has been attached for you to download and explorer.

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Easily create multiple column based filters on any gallery or data table, while adding additional choices for items like "-All-", "-Me-", "-Today-" without having additional checkboxes, logic or if statements to get lost in.

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This will be a multiple-part series on how I migrated my Access Web App to PowerApps. In this section I will focus on building a new screen which will be used to add and edit items.

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Share your posts and content directly from the PowerApps community to Twitter!

 

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How I migrated my Access Web App to PowerApps - Part 2

by Super User ‎01-11-2018 05:29 PM - edited ‎02-09-2018 07:46 AM

4 years ago I had written a TechNet Guru Award in the SharePoint category for writing an article on 'SharePoint Online: A no-code Solution to Create and Customize Access Service app using Access 2013'. Now I am going to migrate this Access App to PowerApps.  There is some urgency when it comes to migrating Access Apps because Microsoft has already stopped creation of new Access-based apps in SharePoint Online one June 2017 and will shut down any remaining apps by April 2018. For more information you can refer to the 'Updating the Access Services in SharePoint Roadmap'. You can also refer to the 'Introduction to PowerApps for Access Web Apps' developers document.

 

In this section I will focus on building the core design of the PowerApp and build the View Forms.

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How I migrated my Access Web App to PowerApps - Part 1

by Super User ‎01-11-2018 05:19 PM - edited ‎02-09-2018 07:43 AM

4 years ago I had written a TechNet Guru Award in the SharePoint category for writing an article on 'SharePoint Online: A no-code Solution to Create and Customize Access Service app using Access 2013'. Now I am going to migrate this Access App to PowerApps.  There is some urgency when it comes to migrating Access Apps because Microsoft has already stopped creation of new Access-based apps in SharePoint Online one June 2017 and will shut down any remaining apps by April 2018. For more information you can refer to the 'Updating the Access Services in SharePoint Roadmap'. You can also refer to the 'Introduction to PowerApps for Access Web Apps' developers document.

 

This will be a multiple-part series on how the migration occurred. In this section I will demonstrate the Access App and then migrate it to SharePoint Online.

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PDF Viewer for a better control and files selection

by Super User on ‎01-11-2018 08:13 AM - last edited on ‎01-11-2018 10:44 AM by mackenzie_lyng

One of the key features of PowerApps is the capability in viewing PDF file, either in

- Web (URL)

- One Drive or Google Drive

 

However, due to the default design of PDF Viewer, we can improve further on:

  1. Create a Button.OnSelect to resume to original FitBoth Zoom or Zoom to the size we wish
  2. Using Slider to replace the mini “+” & “-“ button to Zoom In / Zoom Out for a better user experience.

 

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Community Announcement | PowerApps Community Blog FAQ!

by mackenzie_lyng ‎01-09-2018 05:23 PM - edited ‎03-22-2018 02:14 AM

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Have a question about our Community Blog! We got you covered. Check out the PowerApps Community Blog FAQ to get your answer! 

 

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Saving to SharePoint Managed Metadata columns using Patch function

by Super User ‎12-29-2017 07:44 AM - edited ‎12-29-2017 07:45 AM

This is a continuation of the 'Building PowerApps from Scratch? Use Patch!' blog.

This blog shows you how you can use the Patch function to save to a SharePoint Metadata column in a list.

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