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Join the next Microsoft #PowerAppsCC March 20th, 2019 at 8:00 AM PST. We're going to show how to manage migrating InfoPath to PowerApps and other great things. Download the call series to join: http://msft.social/JVYMs5

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Administrator

In January this year, Jim Daly provided a detailed announcement on the previous version CDS to the CDS for Apps migration experience that is available for self service. As the deadline to initiate the database migration is coming up, we want to help ensure everyone has considered if a CDS migration is required for their environments with a previous version CDS instance, and continue operating successfully.

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Administrator

We are thrilled to announce that Forrester has recognized Microsoft PowerApps as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019, and rated strongest on strategy. For a deep dive on this news, please visit the PowerApps blog.

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Administrator

Hey PowerApps Fans!

 

I would like to announce that we will begin recognizing our top PowerApps Community contributors for each month with a special gift! We will be giving away exclusive Microsoft PowerApps swag to our Top Community Contributors at the end of each month, starting this month! (March 2019)

This is an incentive for ANYONE & EVERYONE in the PowerApps Community who wants a chance to earn some awesome PowerApps swag! 

 

What are PowerApps Community Contributions?

The most important community contributions that you can offer are Solutions Authored. This means that you wrote a reply on someone's thread and they felt like your reply was a valid solution to the issue initially addressed by their thread so they marked your reply as the Accepted Solution. That is what we are mostly here for, after all, working solutions to our issues! Replies Authored, Kudos Given/Received are other examples of community contribution, but they will not be weighed as heavily as your Solutions Authored!

There are lots of threads throughout the PowerApps Community right now that don't have replies or haven't received any acceptable solutions as replies. This is something we can all help solve together if we offer our knowledge wherever we can.

 

How do I find the topics/threads that I can offer help with?

Let's say that you have some knowledge and experience regarding using the "Compose" action in PowerApps. You can use the search feature to conduct very specific searches regarding the "Component" action that will only show the threads where you can offer help regarding that specific action. This is an excellent way for anyone to help lots of other PowerApps users while at the same time keeping your skills sharp and learning new things! I recommend that EVERYONE registered here on the PowerApps Community regularly conduct quick searches for the areas where you can offer insight. I can almost guarantee you 100% that you will at least learn some great new things along the way. 

 

We have a special 1ST PLACE PRIZE TO KICK OFF THIS MONTHLY SWAG GIVEAWAY FOR WHOMEVER PROVIDES THE MOST SOLUTIONS IN MARCH 

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JellyBoxBluetooth Speaker

Exact PMS Color Match Bluetooth Capability up to 33 ft On Speaker Controls Built-in Microphone for Conference Calls Built-in TF or Micro SD slot to play music without device Up 10 Hours of Audio Playtime Includes charging and auxiliary cable

 

I will be announcing the monthly winner(s) here on the News and Announcements board at the end of each month!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding this awesome opportunity!!

 

Happy PowerApping!

-Robert @TopShelf-MSFT 

Microsoft PowerApps Community PM

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Super User
Super User

One of the features that I missed from MS Access was the “Search as you type” feature of the dropdown/combobox control.  While you can have this functionality in a Combobox control, I prefer to use a dropdown instead for simplicity. In addition, the built in “Search” function of the PowerApps Combobox is not delegatable in SharePoint and will always throw a delegation warning.   

 

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Super User
Super User

This blog walks you through how you can leverage both Azure Blob storage and Azure SQL simultaneously by building a relationship between the two.

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Administrator

The Power Platform World Tour (formerly referred to as the Power BI World Tour) is well underway as it recently wrapped up its second stop in Silicon Valley, California.

With 24+ breakout sessions covering topics across the entire Power Platform, expert speakers, and great conversations fueled by gallons of coffee, it’s easy to see the excitement building within the Power Platform User Groups.

After all, when else do Microsoft team members, users of Power BI, PowerApps, and Flow, and industry experts gather together to bring content closer to the local community?

This is the time to push the boundaries of current business practices by focusing on empowerment, customization, and innovations through a community approach. This is your opportunity as a Citizen Developer, Technical, Business, or New User to step away from your desk and focus on discovering best practices for maximizing efficiency and effectiveness within your Power Platform product.

Washington D.C. and Chicago are on the horizon – Now is the time to get involved as we connect, collaborate, and build.

Visit powerplatformworldtour.com to view a full list of upcoming cities and register for the one nearest you!

Rick72
Level 10

A button in PowerApps has a "OnSelect" property but no "OnDoubleSelect" property. So is it not possible to have a double-click event in PowerApps then? But it is possible, with a little bit of extra effort. This blog post shows you how to add double-click functionality to a button in PowerApps. At the end, a video is shown for a more visual explanation.

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KC
Level 8

Online && SharePointAccess

Part 2 of Building a Theme Component

In this post I will demonstrate saving to the Theme preferences to SharePoint and how to add a layer of Security to the using an Azure Active Directory Security Group.

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KC
Level 8

Add a theme component to add custom styles to your app in design mode or even allow your users to style your app and save their preferences. 

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Administrator

Get ready to flex your business applications skills – and pick up some new ones – at Microsoft Business Applications Summit.

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panand99
Level 8

Requirement: Create multiple preventive maintenance records with attachments in list for further uses.

The requirement is that user wants to create preventive records to be created for their maintenance related activities for further uses in PowerApps. These maintenance records can be daily, weekly, monthly or yearly with attachments. User then use those records and assign to the members.

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Super User
Super User

This is a continuation of the Business Card Scanner using Microsoft PowerApps vBlog I had recorded back in August, 2018. This blog walks you through step-by-step to build the key features you need. Majority of the explanation is done in the video, this blog provides formulas and links to helpful articles.

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Administrator

This immersive event offers 90-minute, multi-level sessions on Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow. All sessions are deep-dives, presented by technical and functional experts, MVPs, and Microsoft team members.

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Rick72
Level 10

Not to long ago, Microsoft introduced the column type “Location” in SharePoint Online. This is a great addition for business solutions. From a PowerApps perspective, the usefulness is limited to showing data (Country/Region, State, City, Postal Code and Street).

 

So is it not possible at all to update a location field from PowerApps?

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h-nagao
Level 8

This short blog explains how to display a picture of user in Gallery control on ALL device types, PC, iOS, and Android.

In this blog, the data source is assumed to be SharePoint custom list with Person formatted field.

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Rick72
Level 10

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 making your apps a bit more perfect when switching screens. The function "Set" is used for this.

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Flow and Power Platform Inaugural Event - Jan 10, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (ET) 

 
 
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Rick72
Level 10

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 one of my best tips related to SharePoint forms.

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Super User
Super User

This blogs focuses on how to add defaults to a SharePoint Customized (or PowerApps) form. The list in this demo includes all the column types including managed metadata. The video walks you through the steps in detail, however, this blog contains all the functions incase you want to copy and paste

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Super User
Super User

This is the 5th in a series of blog posts regarding database design principles and PowerApps.  It presupposes that the prospective designer has reviewed the first 4 posts in the series and now has constructed the tables and defined the relationships between them.  All data points are reduced to their smallest logical component and each table has a single characteristic with fields that are either a number, currency, text, Boolean, hyperlink, or date/time and are not calculated from other fields.  Each cell of the table contains a single value or fact.  Each table has a primary key and there are no duplications of data between the rows. All tables are connected by Primary and Foreign keys. All Many-to-many relationships have been changed to two One-to-many relationships with a Junction table between them.

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Super User
Super User

A very handy way to assist your Users in filling out forms is to autofill labels and TextInput fields for the City and State based on the user entering the Zip Code and then using the Lookup() function to pull in the City and State from a Lookup table.  This eliminates spelling errors and saves clerical personnel time as well since they only need to enter the Zip Code for any address. The technique involves bringing in the City, State and Zip Code data with the Excel Static Data connector.  This method also avoids delegation issues since Static Data is not affected by them.  A collection of >42,000 items can be created in seconds. Putting me on.pngYou're putting me on!

 

 

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Administrator

Due to a recent hotfix on the Community, please clear your cache if you encounter any problems with responsiveness. This will remediate the issue immediately.

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Administrator

PowerApps Mentorship Awards will be live online on January 7th, 2019 (11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern). Hope to see you there! 

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Rick72
Level 10

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 using a "Single line of text" column type instead of a "Lookup" column type in SharePoint Online.

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Super User
Super User

This blog focuses on the on offline capability of PowerApps. Here you'll see the key features you need to add to your PowerApp in order to take input when there is no internet connection available and automatically upload it to your data connection. This written blog explains the features and the formulas/expressions used. The video deep-dives in the entire process. A copy of this app is attached to this blog.

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Administrator

Connect with the Microsoft Power platform team and other Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow users at Power Summit Europe 27-29 March 2019 | RAI Amsterdam

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jamiewr
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98A8ED4E-D291-49FF-A608-AECAA13C3715.GIFCheck out my demo app that combines the Timer Control and some trigonometry functions to animate an old fashion clock face. 

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Administrator

Connect with experts, collaborate with your community and maximize learning opportunities at Microsoft Business Applications Summit. Back for its second year, this is the premier place for power users, analysts and technical architects to get hands-on with the tools you use every day – and get a sneak peek at what’s new and next. Registration is open – don't miss it! Read more...

Super User
Super User

 

This blog pIt could work.jpgIt could work!!ost is the fourth of a series and it builds on the concepts and terms discussed in the preceding three posts.  At this point the designer has acquired all of the necessary data points and organized them into tables, each of which defines a single characteristic.  At this stage, it is important to add a Primary Key to each table and then link the tables together using these keys.  There are three possible relationships between the tables.  One to one, One to many and Many to Many.  This post will demonstrate how to connect the tables using the keys and how to deal with each type of relationship in the PowerApps setting.  

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