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Lost My Power App virginity
Well its official - i have now published my first Power App in a production environment within my company!!!! It is only as basic app for production line replenishment for the forklifts (basically works as a job system for a taxi driver) and it went into live testing this morning on 2 production lines. I have tried to use all the recommendations i have seen from various videos made by Darren (making sure i use patch and not forms etc) and i just wanted to say a huge thank you to Darren and Kurt for the informative videos which have really excited me with the potential applications in Power Apps. Keep up the great work!!! 🙏
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New comment 11d ago
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Congratulations 💥
Design Help
I am developing some apps for various departments within the business and, as the requirements grow, i am debating whether to create one large app with many screens or create departmental apps that are specific to each department (with some crossover where necessary). Are there any performance constraints i may need to be aware - depending on which route i take?
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New comment 21d ago
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This is what I've been doing with what's become more of a system that I'm building. It's a series of individual apps that inter-relate and share some common tables. So I'm designing a separate Power App as my main landing page, with shortcuts to launch the relevant "sub apps". Nearly went crazy trying to design an ERD that would encompass all the moving parts of this system, and then decided to just start with one piece of the puzzle. Get that right and then replicate additional apps with the same look and feel, and then bring it all together via a separate landing page app.
Microsoft 365
Does developing powerapps with sharepoint mean developing powerapps with 365?
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New comment 25d ago
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I wouldn't describe it in quite this way... Microsoft 365 is more than just SharePoint. Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based suite of applications that includes Power Apps and SharePoint, amongst various other integratable tools. Excel is also included in Microsoft 365, and is another data source that can be connected to a Power App. We therefore can't assume that "a Power App developed with 365" is necessarily referring to SharePoint.
Different Types of Data
Is there a video about the different ways of storing data in a power app? Going over the Pros and Cons of say SQL SHAREPOINT EXCEL DATAVERSE
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New comment Mar 20
1 like • Mar 20
@Akash Bajaj Sure, no problem. Firstly: Make sure that you create a dedicated SharePoint site for your Power Apps, as you'll want to adjust SharePoint permissions for general users to "Contribute" rather than allowing them the default permission which is "Edit" access. (Note that creating a stand-alone SharePoint site will allow you to adjust permissions just for that site, without messing up users' access to other SharePoint sites - and irritating the IT Department!) Next thing you'll want to do is to adjust the List Settings of your SharePoint list(s) in that site (you'll need to adjust this in each List) so that your users cannot edit items in "Grid View": Open your List Settings --> Advanced settings --> and where you see "Allow items in this list to be edited using Quick Edit and the Details Pane?" set this to "No". You should now find that your Users with Contribute permissions are prevented from accessing List Settings and they also cannot edit existing list views (they might be able to play around with list views, but they won't be able to save them). Final step is to prevent users from editing files via the default SharePoint form. Refer to Darren's video, attached below. About 7mins into the video he demo's how to remove all the form fields from a default SharePoint form and gently redirects a user to edit items via the Power Apps interface instead. There are a couple of other adjustments you might also find useful in your List Settings, such as only allowing users to edit or read items they created themselves. You can even prevent edits completely if you need to (which can be necessary sometimes, depending on the type of records being stored in that list). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MT10-TSUic&lc=UgzZq1or9kvDeYDfIWJ4AaABAg
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P.S. Going back to my opening paragraph. If your lists happen to be sitting in a general SharePoint site, instead of a separate site dedicated to your Power App(s), then rather than messing with users' SharePoint site access permissions you could simply adjust their List Permissions so that they only have "Contribute" access instead of "Edit" access - for a particular list.
Automatic Currency Conversion / Inflation Calculator
@Darren Neese / @Kurt Larson : If you've already covered something like this in a previous tutorial, please can you direct me to the link? If not, then I have a 'Suggestion for New Content' request: ===== FIRST REQUEST ===== I'm building a contract management solution (in SharePoint) which will record contract values - as at the date the contract was awarded. Is it possible to connect to an online currency conversion tool, via a Power App that will automatically convert the contract values to any selected currency? An example use case would be when the contractor is submitting a proposal for work in a different country and needs to include examples of previous work completed, but is required to reflect contract values in the currency of that country. NB: The currency would need to be converted as at the date the contract was awarded, i.e. not today's date. I found this free embeddable widget tool, but not too sure how it could be applied within a Power App or how/if I can connect it to my table of contract values: https://www.oanda.com/foreign-exchange-data-services/embeddable-currency-converter-widget/ I also found a few tutorials for live currency converters set up via an Excel spreadsheet, so could possibly link to an Excel spreadsheet sitting in a shared location in the background? e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onjlQNE-dFY - but hopefully there's a more efficient way (which is also free of premium licensing). ===== SECOND REQUEST ===== A further add-on to the above request is to be able to build some kind of "Inflation Calculator" into the system that would convert a historical contract value to a value relative to today's economy. e.g. If the contract value in 2005 was $10,000 then in 2024 that contract would be equivalent to about $16,000 now. (Ref: https://www.in2013dollars.com/us/inflation/2005?amount=10000)
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New comment Mar 19
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@Elvis Eyobor Thank you so much! 🙏 I appreciate the help. I just want to know if it's possible. Failing which, I guess I could create my own tables of historical data for a few key currencies + inflation values for the past 50 years, and link to those.
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Wendy Meyer
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Hi! I'm a SharePoint developer from South Africa, and am slowly finding my way around the Power Platform.

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