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Super User
Super User

I have been struggling with bringing a large dataset from an outside database into CDS while maintaining the relationships between the tables.  It has even been stated that it is impossible to do it. https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Common-Data-Service-for-Apps/Creating-Parent-Child-Relationship-... In this article, I will show a step by step method for accomplishing this with illustrations of the steps.  It might be cumbersome but it is possible just using Excel with the built in Power Query, PowerApps Common Data Service.  Kudos goes to @SeanHenderson  for the original idea. 

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Administrator
Administrator

Wow! A few weeks ago we announced the PowerApps Demo Extravaganza and the PowerApps community responded in force!  Over 20 different demo candidates were submitted.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their demos for consideration. There are so many awesome PowerApps to choose from - the voting is probably going to be very close.

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PowerApps I'm Fine App by Pei Pei

@ppei2009

In an emergency situation, we all worry about the safety of our friends and colleagues. With this app, you can just push a Flow button to inform everyone in your team that you are safe and shows your location from the app. Your data will be saved in SharePoint list

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Bryant Boyer 

@TheFlowHawk 

Here's the PowerApp I built for my org. I'm a citizen developer, and so I work outside of IT and don't have IT resources. BUT, I'm passionate about my job and my workplace. I'm terrible with names and faces, and with so many people working outside of the building, I had an idea of how PowerApps could solve my issue.

I call it, "Who's on the BrainStorm Bus," BrainStorm being the company that I work for. Here's how it works:

  1. You begin with a leaderboard and see who else has been learning their coworkers names. The gamification was huge in the adoption of the app. Two metrics: Overall score (correct guesses) and current streak (current number of correct guesses in a row).
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  2. The play button launches you into a multiple choice guess of one of your coworkers. Score and streak is listed at the bottom. All the names are pulled from Azure and are real employees.
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  3. If you guess incorrectly, your streak resets. It won't advance unless you guess right.
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  4. Once you guess right, you streak and score increase, and the names and faces are shuffled to present a new coworker.
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  5. What happens if your coworker has no image in Delve? A message appears with a button to anonymously message them in Teams to a) add a photo in Delve (instructions included), b) join in the fun and play the BrainStorm bus! We had 75% of users without a picture in Delve add it in the first week.
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  6. Once you've reached 100 points, it gets harder. The game will randomly switch between a fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice. Your knowledge gets tested pretty quickly!
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  7. And that's it! I was able to create it with the help of IT, and I added it as a result in Microsoft Search in Bing, which really helped in findability.culture6.png

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ITS Retreat Photo App by Pei Pei

@ppei2009

This app is for our retreat to take photos. The photos will be saved to SharePoint photo library and post to Yammer immediately.

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Administrator

PowerApp: Get off my lawn!!!!! 

 Fun with AI Builder (Steve Malmgren)

This simple app leverages the new “preview AI Builder” capabilities recently introduced to the Power Platform.  I’ve built an Object Detection model (inspired by “Hot Dog, Not Hot Dog” from the HBO Silicon Valley show) to detect dog(s) on a lawn.  I then built a PowerApp to use the ObjectDetector control to analyze an image.  If a positive hit is detected, a Flow is invoked that uses a Custom Connector (created using a Postman Collection) against the Rachio API, to turn on my front lawn sprinklers. 

 

Components Used:                     

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ScreenShots:

 

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Links:

AI Builder – Object Detection Overview

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/ai-builder/object-detection-overview

 

Rachio API documentation

https://support.rachio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115010542108-Public-API-Documentation#rachio-api

 

Creating a Customer Connector using Postman

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/custom-connectors/define-postman-collection

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The PowerApps, Flow and Common Data Service engineering teams are running a limited number of enablement offerings for partners called Partner Airlifts and Partner Architecture Bootcamps.

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Administrator

Power Platform 24 is the 24-hour virtual conference focused on the Power Platform and Dynamics 365. Join Power Platform enthusiasts and Microsoft dignitaries from around the world for a full day of sessions about Microsoft Business Applications. No matter where you are in the world, this is in your timezone.

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Super User
Super User

In this article I will highlight 10 interesting PowerApps hacks/ workarounds/ troubleshoots that might help you in building canvas apps. This article is inspired by a couple of questions that I have been repetitively seeing on the community forums. Being documented at one place, it could be a good cheat sheet for all level of users (beginners/ mid/ pros) while building apps.

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Register for this free, virtual event for an in-depth look at the new innovations in Microsoft business applications. James Phillips, Corporate Vice President of the Business Applications Group, and other Microsoft leaders will discuss and demonstrate the new features across Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform.

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Super User
Super User

This vBlog is part of my Hidden Gems series. This video primarily focuses on functions that can enhance your app's UI and UX functionality. Also attached to this blog is a copy of my MSAPP file that I built in the blog.

 

1) SetFocus function (Starts at 2:30)
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/faster-data-entry-with-the-setfocus-function 

2) Notify function (Starts at 9:40)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/functions/function-showerror

3) With function (Starts at 21:00)
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/simplify-formulas-with-the-with-function/

4) Add, find and switch icons (Starts at 29:39)
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/effortlessly-find-and-switch-between-icons-in-canvas-apps...

5) Rotation (Starts at 45:18)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/controls/control-shapes-icons

 

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Administrator

The PowerApps built, internal Microsoft tool called, Thrive, and is how Microsoft employees keeps up with company news, gets important alerts, see tasks at a glance, or see employee profiles, find and launch other Thrive apps.  In addition to being one of the widest used PowerApps at Microsoft it also has the distinction of having one of one of the highest NPS ratings!  

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Administrator

Join us for our 3rd PowerApps user group meeting here in the Seattle area!

This month’s Agenda:

  1. How to get started with PowerApps Portals by Dileep Singh
  2. PowerApps & Flow Tips for Admins by our very own UG Leader Mandar Zope
  3. Microsoft Flow best practices with Maricel Medina
  4. Time providing PowerApps MVP, Ted Pattison, to show how to create PowerApps PCF controls
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Administrator

If you were an MBAS Speaker, make sure to claim your badge!

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Administrator

For the October PowerApps Community call, we are looking to showcase the best of the best PowerApps demos!

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Super User
Super User

In this article I will show you how to create an alphabet based custom control in PowerApps. We will use the gallery control, the slider control (numeric based) and text label controls to create an alphabet-based slider as a custom component.

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PavanKumar
Level 8
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Administrator

We will be building (or using) a custom connector to use in our event mobile app we’ve previously created. We will be adding a QR code generator to the attendee screen.

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In this lab, you will create a Power BI dashboard with an embedded PowerApp.

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Administrator

In this lab you will be building an embedded canvas app that will let users start discussions without leaving the Innovation Challenge application.

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Administrator

This lab will help you understand how to work with Common Data Service relationships in both canvas and model-driven PowerApps.

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Administrator

In this lab you are building a conference management application and need to display registered attendees and be able to cycle through them.  Each conference has different information that is important to see about the attendee.  For example, virtual conferences show different data than in-person conferences.  Therefore, you want to use a template associated with each conference to display the information and build a reusable component that will allow viewing of the records in a carousel that can cycle through the records.

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Administrator

Application lifecycle management (ALM) is a vital part of a successful strategy for Power Platform projects. Contoso has provisioned a new development instance and would like to set up a build and deploy process where modifications of any of the components are only performed in the development environment and then deployed as a managed solution to the production environment. Components required to be deployed include a model-driven app and a canvas app. They also would like to take advantage of new tools like Solution Checker to monitor the health of what they are building.

You will be packaging components as a new unmanaged solution in the development environment and deploy, patch, and upgrade this solution in the production environment as managed.

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PavanKumar
Level 8

How to upload Powerapps Audio into sharepoint?

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Administrator
Administrator

Looking for PowerApps training content?  This is a great place to start!

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Administrator

The PowerApps AI Builder product team did a great job of creating Labs for PowerApps AI Builder. 

This post brings all that content to a single location. 

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panand99
Level 10

Sometimes, when we add data cards columns in form, then for better user interface we need to adjust its X and Y position which is very tedious task. Or, we can used snap column feature. but that didn`t so much helpful.

 

So, to solve this type of issue, there is a way. 

  1. Create a blank custom data card.
  2. Create text input field within the new custom data card, you can create multiple fields based on your requirement and puts all in the same custom data card (you can set its width and height accordingly, as per your design). You can drag and set your UI on within that custom data card.
  3. Now, on the field data card sets its 'Update' setting to textinput.text and the hide this field data card.

 

That is the simplest and best way to adjust your UI of the form.

 

Thanks,

Prashant

  

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PavanKumar
Level 8

Launching specific screen in Canvasapp without any timers or delays.

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