Practical Power Apps

Practical Power Apps deals primarily with users wanting to set up their Power Apps structure using SharePoint as the data source and Canvas Apps and Power Automate.

Guidance for this journey is provided using the experience gained by solving user’s problems on the Power Apps Community Forum and the development of a Power Apps / SharePoint structure over a number of years on a substantial field and office-based operation.

Power Apps is a highly versatile and powerful platform for a low-code solution to many business data gathering, storage and extraction needs. Many adopters of this platform are not professional programmers, but rather the same people who have managed data with things like Excel macros.

This site is designed to guide these users along this journey, with many useful posts under the Blog and Useful Tips sections, also indexed under Categories.


The Basics
Before you start – your Data structure
Starting your app – Design and Naming
Controls and their references
Basic debugging

Consider this also
Power Apps Delegation – SharePoint
With() Statement and Delegation
SharePoint Image storing and viewing
Filters – combining multiple criteria
Attaching Camera Images without a Flow or JSON
Opening attachments instead of needing to download
Prevent the use of Special Characters in a Text Input

Something for your Design
Dynamic expanding drop-down menus
Slideshow for your Intro screen

Some extras
Office365 Groups Security
Many to Many Filters

Getting help
A guide to posting on the Power Apps Forum

Useful Tips

The rogue wrap-around
Duplicating a Canvas App Form into SharePoint Integration
Using Variables when you change the standard design
Alternate shading in Galleries
When you do not have to say true or false
Combining two collections based on order alone

Developer: Warren Belz