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PowerApps Integration with Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

PowerApps integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

By Vipin Chauhan / May 29, 2020

November 9, 2023
PowerApps integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

“PowerApps” is a Cloud Based and “No Code” solution offered by Office 365 platform to create web based and mobile-data-connected apps”

PowerApps is a suite of apps, services, connectors, and data platforms that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs.

Using PowerApps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service for Apps) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on).

Building a PowerApp using the following steps

  1. Connect to your data source.
  2. Select to create a new app and layout.
  3. Select a connection.
  4. Choose a data set.
  5. Modify as needed.

Step 1: PowerApps Login https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us

Step 2: To create your app you need to select New app -> Canvas in PowerApps


Step 3: Now Select your data source with New connection

Step 4: Now choose your dataset.

Step 5: Choose a Table and then connect.

Also, read: 4 Easy Steps to initiate Refund in Business Central

Step 6: Your app for items is created with 3 screens

  1. Browser Screen

2. Detail Screen

3. Edit Screen

Step 7: Now save your app. Go to file from the menu, type your app name, description, and select your logo and color.

Also, read: Setting the Default Mode for Forms in Canvas App (Power Apps)

Step 8: Select Save as and then press save button to save your app.

You can add more tables and screen in your app to build a complete app.

Step 9: Now select Insert -> new Screen for Browse screen.

Step 10: Select List layout

Also, read: Know about User Roles in Microsoft Power Apps

Step 11: select a Data source

Select BrowseGallery -> data source

Step 12: It is a fresh screen, so you need to modify or customize according to your requirement.

You can change fields in Browse screen you need to select Edit button

Step 13: Now select blank screens from Insert -> new Screen for a Detail screen.

Also, read: Implement multilevel cascading dropdown in Power Apps from SharePoint

Step: 14 Select Insert -> forms -> Display

Step 15: Now connect your screen with the data source and choose a dataset and table. Click the form of detail screen and then select Connect to data option.

Step 16: You can select multiple tables according to your requirement or need.


Step 17: Now you can select data source from form property

Also, read: Microsoft Power Apps: Canvas apps vs Model-driven apps

Step 18: You can customize detail form according to your need.

Step 19: Select blank screen from Insert -> new Screen for Edit screen.

Step 20: Select Insert -> forms ->Edit

Conclusion

In wrapping up our journey into the world of PowerApps integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online, we've unveiled a fusion of digital magic that has the potential to transform the way businesses operate.

The synergy between PowerApps and Dynamics 365 Business Central Online isn't just a technical rendezvous: it's a strategic alliance that's akin to merging a superhighway with a sleek sports car. It's about leveraging the customizable, low code wonder of PowerApps to tap into the robust data and operational prowess of Dynamics 365 Business Central Online.

As a web developer, I've witnessed firsthand the immense power this integration brings. The ability to streamline operations, create custom apps, and harmonize data flow between these two platforms is a game-changer for businesses seeking efficiency and flexibility.

The beauty lies in the seamless marriage of these two platforms. With PowerApps as the creative canvas and Dynamics 365 Business Central Online as the engine room, businesses can craft tailored solutions that align perfectly with their operational needs.

So, my advice? Explore, experiment, and leverage this dynamic duo to sculpt solutions that elevate your business efficiency. The potential lies not just in the tools but in the inventive ways you merge them to sculpt a digital landscape that aligns flawlessly with your business vision.

The journey doesn't end here; it's just the beginning. With PowerApps and Dynamics 365 Business Central Online as your allies, you're equipped to unlock a world of possibilities and efficiency. It's not just integration; it's the cornerstone of a smarter, more agile, and data-driven business world. Here's to an integrated future filled with limitless innovation and streamlined operations!

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“PowerApps” is a Cloud Based and “No Code” solution offered by Office 365 platform to create web based and mobile-data-connected apps”

PowerApps is a suite of apps, services, connectors, and data platforms that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs.

Using PowerApps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service for Apps) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on).

Building a PowerApp using the following steps

  1. Connect to your data source.
  2. Select to create a new app and layout.
  3. Select a connection.
  4. Choose a data set.
  5. Modify as needed.

Step 1: PowerApps Login https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us

Step 2: To create your app you need to select New app -> Canvas in PowerApps


Step 3: Now Select your data source with New connection

Step 4: Now choose your dataset.

Step 5: Choose a Table and then connect.

Also, read: 4 Easy Steps to initiate Refund in Business Central

Step 6: Your app for items is created with 3 screens

  1. Browser Screen

2. Detail Screen

3. Edit Screen

Step 7: Now save your app. Go to file from the menu, type your app name, description, and select your logo and color.

Also, read: Setting the Default Mode for Forms in Canvas App (Power Apps)

Step 8: Select Save as and then press save button to save your app.

You can add more tables and screen in your app to build a complete app.

Step 9: Now select Insert -> new Screen for Browse screen.

Step 10: Select List layout

Also, read: Know about User Roles in Microsoft Power Apps

Step 11: select a Data source

Select BrowseGallery -> data source

Step 12: It is a fresh screen, so you need to modify or customize according to your requirement.

You can change fields in Browse screen you need to select Edit button

Step 13: Now select blank screens from Insert -> new Screen for a Detail screen.

Also, read: Implement multilevel cascading dropdown in Power Apps from SharePoint

Step: 14 Select Insert -> forms -> Display

Step 15: Now connect your screen with the data source and choose a dataset and table. Click the form of detail screen and then select Connect to data option.

Step 16: You can select multiple tables according to your requirement or need.


Step 17: Now you can select data source from form property

Also, read: Microsoft Power Apps: Canvas apps vs Model-driven apps

Step 18: You can customize detail form according to your need.

Step 19: Select blank screen from Insert -> new Screen for Edit screen.

Step 20: Select Insert -> forms ->Edit

Conclusion

In wrapping up our journey into the world of PowerApps integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online, we’ve unveiled a fusion of digital magic that has the potential to transform the way businesses operate.

The synergy between PowerApps and Dynamics 365 Business Central Online isn’t just a technical rendezvous: it’s a strategic alliance that’s akin to merging a superhighway with a sleek sports car. It’s about leveraging the customizable, low code wonder of PowerApps to tap into the robust data and operational prowess of Dynamics 365 Business Central Online.

As a web developer, I’ve witnessed firsthand the immense power this integration brings. The ability to streamline operations, create custom apps, and harmonize data flow between these two platforms is a game-changer for businesses seeking efficiency and flexibility.

The beauty lies in the seamless marriage of these two platforms. With PowerApps as the creative canvas and Dynamics 365 Business Central Online as the engine room, businesses can craft tailored solutions that align perfectly with their operational needs.

So, my advice? Explore, experiment, and leverage this dynamic duo to sculpt solutions that elevate your business efficiency. The potential lies not just in the tools but in the inventive ways you merge them to sculpt a digital landscape that aligns flawlessly with your business vision.

The journey doesn’t end here; it’s just the beginning. With PowerApps and Dynamics 365 Business Central Online as your allies, you’re equipped to unlock a world of possibilities and efficiency. It’s not just integration; it’s the cornerstone of a smarter, more agile, and data-driven business world. Here’s to an integrated future filled with limitless innovation and streamlined operations!

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