How To Add Excel Data Source In Microsoft PowerApps


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In PowerApps, we can add a connection to an existing external data source. The external data source available in PowerApps connects to Excel, Facebook, Twitter, SharePoint, Salesforce, OneDrive, DropBox etc.
We can display and manage the data in the source from your app, as given below.
  • Connect to OneDrive and manage the data in an Excel Workbook in your app.
  • Connect to Twilio and send an SMS message from your app.
  • Connect to SQL Azure and update a table from your app.
  • Send a tweet.
Here, we are going to see how we connect Excel file in the Microsoft PowerApps.
Developer Requirements
  1. Download PowerApps from Windows Store.
  2. Microsoft Excel.
Follow the steps, given below to add Excel as an external data source in PowerApps.
Step 1 Create an Excel file
Here, we first create an Excel file and save it as StudentDetails and enter the data.
Excel file
Step 2 We convert the data into Table
Now, we convert our data into Table format. Select the content and go to the Insert menu. Choose the Table.
Excel file
Now, create Table Window, which is displayed. Now, we need to tap the OK button.
Excel file
Now, our data is converted into the table and we need to change the name of the table as RankSheet. Save the Excel file.
We link our PowerApp through this table name only.
Excel file
Step 3 Log in to the PowerApps
After downloading PowerApps from the Window store, we need Microsoft related organization’s Office 365 ID or (MSDN, Microsoft, Skype, Office 365, etc.) to login with it.
Excel file
Step 4 Create a New App in PowerApp
After login, we can see the Dashboard. Subsequently, we need to click on the New button.
Excel file
Step 5 Choose the blank App
Excel file
Step 6 Designing the App
Now, let's start to design the app. On the left side, we can see the individual screens to add our data. On the right side, we see the list of layouts.
On the top, we see the formula bar. See the Properties of the screen, which you will select.
On the right side, we see the Add data source to add the external data source.
Excel file
Step 7
Click on the Add Data Source.
Excel file
Step 8 Choose the Connection
Here, we have many connections to add the external data source. Static is required to add the external Excel file.
Excel file
Step 9
Choose the Excel file.
Excel file
Step 10 Adding the Table Name
Here, they list out the tables present in your table. We have to choose the table name (RankSheet), which was given in the Excel file and click the Connect button.
Excel file
Now, the table is added into PowerApps.
Excel file
Step 11 Choose the Layout
Next, we have to add the layout to display the data from the table. Hence, choose the style, which you require.
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Now, the style is applied.
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Step 12 Configure Data Source to App
Now, we need to configure the data source to our PowerApps. Choose RankSheet from TextualGallerySample.
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Choose the Columns to our TextBox.
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Step 13 Change the App Setting
Click on the File menu, where you need to see the app settings. Here, we change the app name, icon, and color of the app.
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Step 14 Save the App
Now, we need to save it on Cloud or the local machine.
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Step 15
Run the app.
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I hope, you understood how to add an Excel data source in Microsoft PowerApps and how to run it.

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