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

Learn how to create full screen image pop-outs in PowerApps

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Cascading dropdowns for single line of text

by darogael a week ago - last edited Friday

This blog walks you through the process of how you can create cascading dropdowns in a PowerApp and save it to a  single line of text column. In this blog a SharePoint list with three single line of text columns has been used to save the item. In addition, three separate lists are used for the cascading dropdown data.

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I made this little PowerApp today just to demo the way you can use the Video Control with YouTube Videos. Let me know if you'd like to dive deeper into this one, but I think it's pretty straight forward.

 

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Apps with Batch Saving & Single Record Updating [Part 2]

by hpkeong 2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago

Continue from Part I

 

In the LAST Chapter, I had shared on the basic coding for the UI.

 

Today, I will continue to explain on

- Counter (for No. of Students)

- Saving (in Batch) to another Attendance DataSource

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Expediting App Builds Using PowerApp Templates!

by PowerApps Staff audrieg 3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

The built-in templates available in PowerApps Desktop Studio are helpful for building apps that look beautiful, and just work right out of the box! Let's learn how to build a Service Desk app from a template today, and how to personalize it for release to our team tomorrow!

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Apps with Batch Saving & Single Record Updating [Part 1]

by hpkeong 3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

CRUD with single record addition, updating or deleting, has no doubt, the most common practice when dealing with database in most of the industries.

 

However, Batch saving of data has always been the most efficient way of data input especially in a group of identical source.

Before the introduction of ForAll function, I had posted in the forum using Timer.OnTimerEnd, Collection and Patch to save a batch of data thru filtering and patching Single Data (record) at a time until the end of the row of the collection. Though the process is a real pain, but it did help temporarily solving batch data saving.

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Learn how to increase user communication by using variables in PowerApps.

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Could PowerApps be a panacea for expensive, custom developed mobile apps?

 

This pro dev thinks so! If you're an Office 365 organization, you should be considering PowerAps for your mobile app strategy.

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Conditional Navigation - Triggered by User Selection

by PowerApps Staff audrieg a month ago - last edited a month ago

Most of the time we are adding navigation via an icon in the top navigation, or a direct tap/press on a "next" button for instance. However, there are other times when we want to determine navigation based on user selection on a screen. This is the use case of this blog, prompted by a few of our community members.

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Using multimedia in Microsoft PowerApps

by suvidha1 ‎01-22-2017 11:16 PM - edited ‎01-22-2017 11:26 PM

Microsoft PowerApps provides an option to add multimedia in the mobile applications. In this blog, I would like to briefly describe how we can use the available media controls in our Apps.

 

Media options

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Let's walk through the process of building a Line of Business (LOB) Mobile Application to allow employees to submit Long Term Parking Requests, using PowerApps and Microsoft Flow! The app is secured by our Company's O365 Account, we have email notification capability, and the data is easily accessed via SharePoint by Approved Personnel where it can be further processed as desired.​​

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PowerApps with SQL server on-premises – Using the Gateway, Part One

by suvidha1 on ‎01-11-2017 03:43 PM - last edited on ‎01-11-2017 03:46 PM by Community Manager

The gateway is a bridge from your app to the on-premises or virtual machine where your data is stored. The gateway can be deployed centrally and you can connect to your on-premises data and manage it securely from PowerApps. In this blog, I’ll demonstrate how we can create a simple App in PowerApps which can connect to on-premises SQL database. The App is created to capture Leads information from the user’s phone and the submitted data is saved to SQL database which is on-premises.

 

This post is part one of two parts.

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PowerApps with SQL server on-premises – Using the Gateway, Part Two

by suvidha1 on ‎01-11-2017 03:42 PM - last edited on ‎01-11-2017 03:47 PM by Community Manager

The gateway is a bridge from your app to the on-premises or virtual machine where your data is stored. The gateway can be deployed centrally and you can connect to your on-premises data and manage it securely from PowerApps. In this blog, I’ll demonstrate how we can create a simple App in PowerApps which can connect to on-premises SQL database. The App is created to capture Leads information from the user’s phone and the submitted data is saved to SQL database which is on-premises.

 

This post is part two of two parts

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SharePoint: Cascading Dropdowns in 4 Easy Steps!

by PowerApps Staff audrieg ‎12-20-2016 10:58 AM - edited ‎12-20-2016 11:06 AM

One of the common requirements I run into when it comes to app forms of any kind is Cascading Dropdowns. So since I'm sure we'll all need them at one time or another, let's run through the steps to create them in PowerApps.

 

Goal:

This will be demonstrated on a Change Request app form that collects very basic information about change requests. The app will have three fields: Category, Sub-Category, and Answer. The sub-category will depend on the category selected, and the question the user will have to answer will depend on the sub-category selected.

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Welcome to the new PowerApps Community Blog!

by Community Manager ‎12-14-2016 02:02 PM - edited ‎12-14-2016 02:03 PM

We want to hear what's got you thinking about PowerApps and business app development, from opinion pieces on the latest industry trends, to helpful tips and how-tos for your fellow PowerApps users, to "trip reports" from your local. It's your community blog, and we want to hear from you!

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