PowerPlatform is the next big thing in
PowerApps comes with several Dynamics 365 licenses and make sure you have been assigned one as well as below –
Navigate to https://web.powerapps.com/ to go to the Admin Center and here you can simply start working on your first app.
In this scenario, I want to be able to read from my SharePoint Online list and make decisions based on what data is in the List
Build your PowerApp from data
- Among the options to create your app from either Canvas or Model-driven, I’ll chose to build one based on data which is a Canvas type of application.
- Now, I’ll chose SharePoint’s Phone layout since I want to connect to my SharePoint Online site to be able to read from my lists
- Now, since I already have selected SharePoint connector, I’ll be creating a new connection on the next page.
Since this example is for SharePoint Online, I’ll select Connect directly (cloud services).
- Now, since I already had accessed the SharePoint Site, it appears in my list. You can either connect to a new Site from + New Connection button on the left-hand side or enter a new SharePoint Site in the URL and click GO. Or even select a recently visited one like I did –
- Then, choose your list
- And it takes a few moments to build out your App. And when it’s ready to be worked on, here’s what you get.
Understanding your App Designer space
Won’t be covering much details on what each tool does, but wanted to share how things are placed –
- On the left-hand side, the App pages/components are divided into three main sections. (Obviously, you are free to add and modify more screens as needed)
- You can add several controls on these screens
- And these controls/components can be adjusted from the right-hand side pane as below
- That’s basically the most of the App basics you need to know at this point. I’ll post more posts on that later. 🙂
Publishing Your App & Share
Presuming that your app is now ready to go, her’s what you can do in order to publish
- Navigate to File, give a suitable Name to your App.
- Move over to Save and Save your App.
- Once Saved, Share the App.
- Once you click on Share, you can get to Add users who will have access to this App and you can chose their permission level.
Running your first PowerApp
Assuming you have installed PowerApps on your device and logged in with your credentials, you’ll see the App as below
And you can start working on your App already
Hope this was quick. And then there’s a tremendous lot to be done with PowerApps and leveraging the PowerPlatform!