PowerApps Ideas

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On making the connection, I only see Tables, not Queries. This cannot be workable as Tables usually have many IDs and IDs are meaningless, Connection to Queries is a must: same as Excel and Power BI.

Yahya shared this idea  ·   ·

Status: Planned

Attach a file to form

Status: Planned
by on ‎02-01-2017 09:56 PM

I'd like to be able to use a control like the Add Picture button, but for Files of any type.

 

The control would open up a file picker, I could select the file and then I can upload the same as content from Add Picture.

 

For example, my current need is to attach a document (doc, ppt, pdf, etc) to an Annotation to a Case in Dynamics 365.

Status: Planned

Offline mode

Status: Completed
by Community Support Team on ‎04-26-2016 02:28 AM

Provide some sort of cache to allow offline input and let it sync afterwards

 

Kris Buntinx shared this idea  ·                      

 

Status: Completed

Here you go folks: We released support for offline apps with today's update. https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/build-offline-apps-with-new-powerapps-capabilities/

 

Thanks for providing feedback and helping us prioritizing this! We'll be publishing more examples of how to build offline apps going forward and make many more improvements as well. Please share your examples too.

Printing

Status: Under Review
by Community Support Team on ‎04-26-2016 02:37 AM

As this is designed for ENTERPRISE, printing from the within the APPS will make PowerApps superior to Excel and even ERP / SAP system.
If ONENOTE can be accomplished (for printing) after our request, why not PowerApps.

 

Anonymous shared this idea  ·                      

Status: Under Review

Save attachments to SharePoint list item

Status: Started
by KREI on ‎10-14-2016 01:26 PM

Hello,

 

My main blocking point right now, is that I can not attach files to SharePoint list via PoweApps edit forms.

I can create app which can manage orders in SharePoint list for my company in few seconds, but we are forced to keep original email request in list. For this we are using InfoPath which works fine, but PowerApps should be much more suitable solution.

 

Also we are using same procedure but with excel forms, for that is also important to be able to EDIT excel/word... attachment directly on SharePoint. So what I would like to have in DisplayForm/edit form, when I click on excel file attached, it will open my excel, let me edit it and save it back directly to SharePoint like is possible now with forms on SharePoint.

 

Once I will have those 2 things in PowerApps, my live will be much more easier! Smiley Surprised

 

Would like to use PowerApps in our company, but right now... its not possible

Status: Started

Submit captured image to SharePoint List

Status: Started
by Jingjing on ‎06-13-2016 12:57 PM

I think it would be great to make photos captured in the PowerApp Camera control be submitted to SharePoint List.

 

Status: Started

We have started working on this, but this is complex as by default SPO lists do not have a concept of images stored in them. This is the top item on our SharePoint connector team and we are actively working on it.

 

Sadly, don't have a timeline due to the complexity of the problem.

Full support for reading and writing to Sharepoint Choice fields, including ones with multiple selections enabled, is essential for PowerApps to be a viable platform.

 

Upvote if you agree.

Status: Planned

It seams that you can let your organisation use the app, but I would love that users outside my domain also could get and use the app. That might be some of our customers f.i., so "Send invite" through email would be great!

Terje Førsund shared this idea  · 

Status: Under Review

Share with external users

Status: Under Review
by tpatel on ‎07-15-2016 11:49 AM

Hi

 

Please add feature sharing apps with external users

 

-T

Status: Under Review

Please make starting a PowerApp much faster. It seems a bit slow both on iPhone (Between 8-10sec) and Windows (between 4-6 sec).

They must be very responsive for end users

 

Peter Selch Dahl shared this idea · December 19, 2015

Status: Started

✅ Barcode Scanning

Status: Completed
by Community Support Team on ‎04-26-2016 01:46 AM - last edited on ‎09-19-2016 03:39 PM by PowerApps Staff rc

Adding barcode and driver’s license scanning would be a great addition for warehouse and banking applications. Both are standardized and would allow for less manual entry.

 

Evan Chaki shared this idea · December 17, 2015

Status: Completed

Hi,

 

My Idea:

 

First step would be, that you make Lookup Columns work, that refer to an Document Library

2nd Step: Make them viewable as pdf and activate Feedback columns (like / Rating)

 

 

-> Changing them / Uploading new versions would be great as well, but I understand that it might be very hard to implement all those Versioning functionalities as well .....

 

Best regards,

 

Eric

Status: Started

Using powerapp in mobile phone, I can capture photos with the camera, but I can't upload to a document library in SharePoint Online.

Roy Kim shared this idea  ·   ·

Status: Planned

Currently, lookup fields of Sharepoint list are not appearing.
This is a major limitation.
Lookup fields should be displayed and set to the LookupValue.
Ideally LookupId should also be accessible in a second field.

 

Romain B shared this idea  · 

Status: Completed

Indeed, innovative non-developers have great ideas and this tool empowers them to easily build UIs with my APIApps for a backend.

But with ease of use comes limitations - inevitably many PowerApps will need functionality that the PowerApps designer cannot handle. At this point the app needs to be exported and extended using Visual studio or other dev tools.

With Siena this was somewhat available by cracking the .appx.

We need this or better for PowerApps.

joshbooker shared this idea  · 

Status: Need Info

We are still collecting business use scenarios on this topic. Please continue to provide feedback, and/or business scenarios that we would need to support. We are open to conversations on this topic. In the meantime, please review Frank's response below.

 

Thank you for your patience in this area,

 

Audrie

PowerApps roadmap

Status: Under Review
by samrutur on ‎12-22-2016 06:13 AM

Please provide a product road map for PowerApps with what features will be available when. This way we know not to build something custom if it is coming at a future time.

Status: Under Review

Embed the dashboards of Power BI Service.

 

Kawabata Yoshihiro shared this idea · January 12, 2016

Status: Completed

Learn more about this exciting new feature here:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/tutorials/control-power-bi-tile/

 

Thank you,

Audrie

Generate app using the tablet layout

Status: Planned
by starwispy on ‎03-28-2017 05:20 PM

Currently you can only use the Tablet Layout when creating a blank app.  Can you please include this layout when generating an app from a data source?  I really think this should be a high priority.  The option to switch between layouts would be nice too.

 

It takes a long time to build an app from scratch, particularly as the gallery control in a blank app does not seem to find fields/columns in the data source (I've updated the Items formula, but it cannot find the columns, despite having used them successfully in the same app generated using Phone Layout).

Status: Planned

Did you know you can use the app settings to change orientation? Check out this tip:

https://twitter.com/ArtsyPowerApper/status/872511907868983296, and this article:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/tutorials/set-aspect-ratio-portrait-landscape/

 

Thank you for your continued patience and ideas!

 

Audrie

Better code editor and User defined functions

Status: Planned
by opax on ‎07-13-2016 11:38 PM

I think it would be a good idea to have better code editor and user defined functions/macros or what ever the name, to make the code inside PowerApps more readable and reuseable. It is errorprone to write long nested strings of commands inside a simple multiline textbox.

 

For example this is OnSelect code of a button on an app I'm developing. I'll try to explain how to make it more readable below.

 

If(CreateNew=true,Collect('[dbo].[AssignmentPermit]',{SafetyManagementPlanId: SafetyManagementPlanGallery.Selected.Id, Title: PermitTitleTextInput.Text, TargetName: PermitTargetNameTextInput.Text, Identifier: PermitIdentifierTextInput.Text, SafetyManagementAuthorizerName: PermitSafetyManagementAuthorizerNameTextInput.Text, SafetyManagementAuthorizerPhone: PermitSafetyManagementAuthorizerPhoneTextInput.Text, PermittedCompany: PermitPermittedCompanyTextInput.Text, PermittedContactName: PermitPermittedContactNameTextInput.Text, PermittedContactPhone: PermitPermittedContactPhoneTextInput.Text, AdditionalInformation: PermitAdditionalInformationTextInput.Text}),Patch('[dbo].[AssignmentPermit]',First(Filter('[dbo].[AssignmentPermit]',Id=AssignmentPermitId)),{TitleSmiley TongueermitTitleTextInput.Text,TargetName: PermitTargetNameTextInput.Text, Identifier: PermitIdentifierTextInput.Text, SafetyManagementAuthorizerName: PermitSafetyManagementAuthorizerNameTextInput.Text, SafetyManagementAuthorizerPhone: PermitSafetyManagementAuthorizerPhoneTextInput.Text, PermittedCompany: PermitPermittedCompanyTextInput.Text, PermittedContactName: PermitPermittedContactNameTextInput.Text, PermittedContactPhone: PermitPermittedContactPhoneTextInput.Text, AdditionalInformation: PermitAdditionalInformationTextInput.Text}));If(CreateNew=true,UpdateContext({CreateNew:false,AssignmentPermitId:Last(Filter('[dbo].[AssignmentPermit]',SafetyManagementPlanId=SafetyManagementPlanGallery.Selected.Id)).Id}))

 

Identing as a way of making code readable, what I would like to have is ability to switch line editor to auto-ident mode.

 

 

 

If(
   CreateNew=true,
   Collect(
      '[dbo].[AssignmentPermit]',
      {
         SafetyManagementPlanId: SafetyManagementPlanGallery.Selected.Id,
         Title: PermitTitleTextInput.Text,
         TargetName: PermitTargetNameTextInput.Text,
         Identifier: PermitIdentifierTextInput.Text,
         SafetyManagementAuthorizerName: PermitSafetyManagementAuthorizerNameTextInput.Text,
         SafetyManagementAuthorizerPhone: PermitSafetyManagementAuthorizerPhoneTextInput.Text,
         PermittedCompany: PermitPermittedCompanyTextInput.Text,
         PermittedContactName: PermitPermittedContactNameTextInput.Text,
         PermittedContactPhone: PermitPermittedContactPhoneTextInput.Text,
         AdditionalInformation: PermitAdditionalInformationTextInput.Text
      }
   ),
   Patch(
      '[dbo].[AssignmentPermit]',
      First(
         Filter(
            '[dbo].[AssignmentPermit]',
            Id=AssignmentPermitId)
         ),
         {
            TitleSmiley TongueermitTitleTextInput.Text,
            TargetName: PermitTargetNameTextInput.Text,
            Identifier: PermitIdentifierTextInput.Text,
            SafetyManagementAuthorizerName: PermitSafetyManagementAuthorizerNameTextInput.Text,
            SafetyManagementAuthorizerPhone: PermitSafetyManagementAuthorizerPhoneTextInput.Text,
            PermittedCompany: PermitPermittedCompanyTextInput.Text,
            PermittedContactName: PermitPermittedContactNameTextInput.Text,
            PermittedContactPhone: PermitPermittedContactPhoneTextInput.Text,
            AdditionalInformation: PermitAdditionalInformationTextInput.Text
         }
      )
   );

   If(
      CreateNew=true,
      UpdateContext(
         {
            CreateNew:false,
            AssignmentPermitId:Last(
               Filter(
                  '[dbo].[AssignmentPermit]',
                  SafetyManagementPlanId=SafetyManagementPlanGallery.Selected.Id
               )
            ).Id
         }
       )
   )

Commenting would be nice feature as well - I don't know if you have it already, I might have just overlooked it.

 

 

Reuseability of code could be real user defined functions or simply code blocks.

 

1. Define reuseable code block MyCodeBlock1. This is simple, not a real function as it does not need parameters. It simply functions as its code would be right there where it is inserted.

 

         Title: PermitTitleTextInput.Text,
         TargetName: PermitTargetNameTextInput.Text,
         Identifier: PermitIdentifierTextInput.Text,
         SafetyManagementAuthorizerName: PermitSafetyManagementAuthorizerNameTextInput.Text,
         SafetyManagementAuthorizerPhone: PermitSafetyManagementAuthorizerPhoneTextInput.Text,
         PermittedCompany: PermitPermittedCompanyTextInput.Text,
         PermittedContactName: PermitPermittedContactNameTextInput.Text,
         PermittedContactPhone: PermitPermittedContactPhoneTextInput.Text,
         AdditionalInformation: PermitAdditionalInformationTextInput.Text

2. So the original code would be like this.

 

 

If(
   CreateNew=true,
   Collect(
      '[dbo].[AssignmentPermit]',
      {
         SafetyManagementPlanId: SafetyManagementPlanGallery.Selected.Id,
         ReuseCode(MyCodeBlock1)
      }
   ),
   Patch(
      '[dbo].[AssignmentPermit]',
      First(
         Filter(
            '[dbo].[AssignmentPermit]',
            Id=AssignmentPermitId)
         ),
         {
            ReuseCode(MyCodeBlock1)
         }
      )
   );

   If(
      CreateNew=true,
      UpdateContext(
         {
            CreateNew:false,
            AssignmentPermitId:Last(
               Filter(
                  '[dbo].[AssignmentPermit]',
                  SafetyManagementPlanId=SafetyManagementPlanGallery.Selected.Id
               )
            ).Id
         }
       )
 

Well. Just a few ideas there.

 

Cheers,

 

Olli

 

Status: Planned

Upload File to Cloud / OneDrive / Sharepoint

Status: Planned
by siva123 on ‎03-16-2017 04:26 AM

Hi ,

 

I want to suggest that there be a file uploader(Control or Button ) to be used to upload files from local to the required locations like Sharepoint/Cloud/Onedrive etc.

 

Currently there is Addimage is present based on that we can select only the images types only and not able to change the file type eventhough there is Allfiles are showing in the OpenDialog.Things to be updated like seprate control or the Addimage control to be modfied to pick any file that can be saved in the prefered location as mentioned above.

 

I checked another approach also using the Import control. This also not support the all files it supports the zip formate.

For Clients as developers we will not suggest to zip your file every timea and use the Import Smiley Very Happy.

One more thing i need to add to this is while using the Export and Import controls genrated files are not usefull outside the PowerApps, if those files can access in their original formate from outside that will be very usefull.

 

IF we provide the Upload functionality the end user who uses the app they can easily upload thier files useing the app which is devloped in the PowerApps.

 

Example: Am a user i want to upload file which is present in my mobile phone or file which is persent in my local on the desktop.

If these is the requirement, to provide solution to this using powerApps now it is not possible.

If these is achived in PowerApps End user will go for the uploads provideded by the App which is built on the powerApps.

 

 

Thanks and regards,

Siva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status: Planned
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