PowerApps

PowerApps Tip Corner – Use Variables!

As any developer will tell you, variables are some of the most important objects when you are creating an application, and that holds true for PowerApps as well.  One thing I’ve learned about PowerApps (in particular when designing them), is that the more screens you have, the slower editing an App can be.  This is just one example of where a Global variable can help! For example.  Let’s say I have 3 forms I want to add into a PowerApp.  My goal []

PowerApps Tip Corner – Know your Delegation!

While PowerApps is a very powerful tool, and can connect to MANY data sources, one of the biggest limitations is in it’s ability to pull back records from a data source.  For performance reasons, PowerApps will only pull in the first 500 records from any data source.  This allows the App to perform well, but also means that you as a PowerApps designer must be aware of how to filter your results to meet this threshold. PowerApps has the ability to offload []

PowerApps Tip Corner – Getting Past the 500 Items Limit (somewhat)

So, one thing I’ve wanted to do on this blog is to be able to get some Quick tips out to readers who are interested in small things I might have run across while implementing PowerApps.  So, without further ado, welcome to the PowerApps Tip Corner!  No, it’s not an awesome name, and I’ll probably rename it in the future, but for now…. You may need to query a data source that has more than 500 rows..  It can happen 🙂 So, []

Office 365 PowerApps Deep(ish) Dive – Part 5

In Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this series, we created a PowerApp that will allow you to retrieve and submit data from SharePoint for Menus, and view Menu Items  In this post we will create a View for users to see the locations of our restaurants on a map. In this example, we will be using the Google Maps Static API to pinpoint our restaurant addresses on a map.  In order to query the API, you will need to first sign []

Office 365 PowerApps Deep(ish) Dive – Part 4

In Parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series, we created a PowerApp that will allow you to retrieve and submit data from SharePoint for Menus.  In this post we will create a View for users to see details on all of the available menu items. So, the first step will be to add a new screen as we did in Part 2 of this series.  This new screen will be named ‘MenuItems’.  Change the layout to match the Edit screen. We []