PowerApps uses data stored outside the application in a connected data source—like Excel or SharePoint—, a local data source, or a collection. Most apps and all apps demonstrated in this course use connected data sources.
- [Instructor] Most of the PowerApps that we create…will use some kind of data stored outside of the app itself…and that data is stored in a data source.…There are three broad types of data sources.…First, connected data sources…are data that is stored someplace in the cloud.…We connect to these data sources using a connection…which is why they're called connected data sources…and this is the most common type of data source…that we use in PowerApps.…The second choice is to create an app…that uses a local data source.…
When you use a local data source for your app,…PowerApps creates its own table…to house the data that you are working with…through the application.…When you create a local data source,…it's not available to other people…who might want to use the app…so if you want an app's data to be shared…among different users,…you won't use a local data source.…And the third type of data source called a collection…is also local to the app.…In this course…and for the most of the apps that you'll create,…you're going to use connected data sources…
- Recognize which devices a mobile-first app is designed for.
- Explain how to download an app template.
- Recall which screen in PowerApps displays one card after another.
- Identify layouts available in PowerApps.
- Determine how to enter text as a constant.
- List two terms to describe the first screen that’s loaded when the app is launched.
- Identify the URL used to run PowerApps in a browser.
- Explain how to launch an app from Dynamics 365.