Extract only Date from DateTime value

Scenario

We have a datetime column DueDate in a SQL table. I need to display only date version in a label in Power Apps Gallery. Below is the code:

Text(ThisItem.DueDate,"dd-mmm-yyyy")

This will return 11-Jan-2023

Insert Date Value to SQL from DateTime Picker

Scenario:

There is a SQL Server Table Project_Details with a column Due_Date of type datetime. In Canvas Apps, we have a collection named projectDetailsColl in which we are collecting Projects Details like txtProjectName as Text Input, dtpDueDate as Date Picker. The requirement is to save the values from collection to SQL table.

Below is the code for this:

ForAll(projectDetailsColl,
    Patch(Project_Details, Defaults(Project_Details),
    {
        ProjectName: projectDetailsColl[@ProjectName],
        DueDate: DateTimeValue(projectDetailsColl[@DueDate]),
        ModifiedBy: User().Email,
        ModifiedDate: Today()
    })
)

Create New Environment

Whenever a user signs up for Power Apps or Dynamics, a new environment is automatically created. This environment will be the default environment.

Below are the steps to create a new environment:

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Compare two Strings without matching case

Below is the code I used to compare string values from two Text Inputs. This will not compare the case.

That is, “Apple” will be equal to “apple”.

If(
         StartsWith(TextBox1.Text, TextBox2.Text),
         "values matched", "Values did not matched"  
)

Search for multiple fields in Combo Box

By default, we can display only one field in Combo Box and Search for only one field in Combo Box.

There is a requirement to display multiple fields and also search for multiple fields in Combo Box. For example, we have EmployeeDetails as the Data should display Employee Name and Employee Email ID and can also search the record using same.

Modify below parameters of ComboBox:

Items: EmployeeDetails
DisplayFields: ["EmployeeName","EmployeeEmailID"]
SearchFields: ["EmployeeName","EmployeeEmailID"] 

We can use this for ID and Definition Column types as well.

What is DLP?

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies help users to prevent accidently exposing organizational data.

  • Scope: Environment Level OR Tenant Level.
  • Tenant level policies: Scope can be all environments, selected environments, all environments except ones you have specifically excluded
  • Classification of Connectors: Business, Non-Business, Blocked.
  • Business Connectors host data that is used by the business/organization.
  • Non-Business Connectors host data that is used for personal purpose
  • Connectors that are restricted and should not be used across one or more environments are classified as Blocked.
  • Default classification for a connector for new policy is Non-Business. Admins can move connectors from this category to other categories based on business preference.
  • DLP policies can be modified from Power Platform Admin Center
  • DLP policies affect Canvas Power App and Power Automate flows.
  • You should be a Tenant Admin OR Environment Admin to create DLP Policy.

People Picker in Canvas Apps

Insert a People Picker in Canvas Power App using Combo Box. Below are the steps: Add Office 365 Users Data Source. Add a Combo Box. Click on Edit Fields on Properties Bar. Select Person as the Layout. To pre-populate the Combo Box with the existing value, write below code in DefaultSelectedItems property. RequestSubmittedByEmail and RequestSubmittedByName […]

Check if a Table in Data Source is empty

To check whether a table in data source is empty or not, use IsEmpty

IsEmpty(tableName)

This is equivalent to CountRows(tableName)=0

We cannot use CountRows() directly on data source as it generally gives Delegation warning (Depends on the Connector)

If IsEmpty(tableName) returns true, this indicates that your Data Source table has no rows.

Add new line in Text

There are times when we want to add a new line in a text to be displayed in Label.

Use Char(10) to insert a new line in Label like shown below.

Add new line in Label

Use <br> to insert a new line in HTML Text Input like shown below.

Add new line in HTML Text Input