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Looking for Help with Power Automate and Power Apps? Maybe We can Help

Haniel Croitoru and I recently had the extreme pleasure of presenting at SharePoint Conference Twin Cities.  This is a great one day conference with one of the largest user bases I have ever seen.  Haniel and I had a great experience presenting on getting help with learning Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow).  The presentation is full of tips and tricks from both of us as well.  We had a great room full of attendees with some great interaction.  As promised I have uploaded the slide deck for this session so the attendees can have for themselves.

Feeling stuck learning Flow and PowerApps – You’re not alone

Thanks for attending and thanks for reading!

Integrating Systems with Power Automate and Power Apps

I recently had the extreme pleasure of presenting at SharePoint Conference Twin Cities.  This is a great one day conference with one of the largest user bases I have ever seen.  I believe the total count of registrants was over 750 and over 400 attended!  One of the sessions I presented was about how easy and efficiently you can integrate multiple systems with Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow).  Had a great room full of attendees with some great interaction.  As promised I have uploaded the slide deck for this session so the attendees can have for themselves.

“Integrate All the Things” slide deck

Thanks for coming to my session and thanks for reading!

Building Great Solutions with PowerApps and Flow – SPSMontreal

This spring I had the great privilege of speaking in front of a great room of people at SharePoint Saturday Montreal.  At this conference i outlined how easy it was to build a great solution from conception to implementation using just PowerApps, Flow and a few connectors.  In the space of half a session (I had to do some talking too ;-p ) I build a full solution using PowerApps, Flow, SharePoint and Azure Database.  As promised here is the slide deck from my presentation.

Building Great Solutions with PowerApps and Flow – SPSMontreal

Creating Dedicated PowerApps Forms for Each Mode in a SharePoint List

The other day I was tinkering around with a request to have different fields hidden based on the mode (New, Edit, View) the SharePoint form was in.  The process seemed to be pretty straight forward, but for some reason it didn’t quite work out as expected.  I finally figured out the cause and thought sharing the steps for creating dedicated PowerApps forms for each mode in a SharePoint list might help others out.

How Not To Do It

So first off let’s start with how not to do it.  The settings are located as properties of the SharePoint Integration object in your solution.
Creating Dedicated PowerApps Forms for Each Mode in a SharePoint List - SharePoint Integration Properties
Properties of the SharePoint Integration Object
I had thought that by simply  calling the EditForm function and passing the form I had used for editing, it would automatically load for me: Unfortunately this did nothing.

Creating Dedicated PowerApps Forms for Each Mode in a SharePoint List

So above we are telling the form that we want to declare our edit form as the SMRequestForm_Edit, but we aren’t actually telling PowerApps how to get there.  So we just need to add a little bit of code that tells it to move to that particular screen: As you see in the screenshot below, I have actually done something similar for all of the forms.  However, I haven’t created a View Form yet so it is looking at the EditForm.
Creating Dedicated PowerApps Forms for Each Mode in a SharePoint List - How To Transition
Check out the transition in action:

Preparing for Updates

One thing I would like to suggest you do is add a bit of code at the beginning of the transition component that tells your form what stage you are at.  This is to assist with any custom code you might want to add depending on the form stage you are at (I will be covering this in a future post).  Simply modify your code by adding the initializing and setting of a variable (I called it formStage). Thanks for reading!!

Building a Modern SharePoint Solution: Part 9 – Starting a Microsoft Flow from a PowerApp

This is the final post in my series of building a modern SharePoint Solution.  In this post, I will demonstrate starting a Microsoft Flow from a PowerApp.  There are many reason’s why you would want this, but the most often used would likely be to allow the user to update an entry, save it and hold off sending it until they have all the information in place.  There are alternatives of course; like having a Flow wait for a value to change, but I prefer the user experience a button submission gives you.  Special note: Because Flow doesn’t currently allow for multiple triggers for a flow, we won’t be able to use flow created in Part 9 of this series.  However, I do suggest you not remove not remove it because this allows multiple ways to kick off the WF.

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