Updated: Nov 9, 2022
You like Power Apps Best practices so here is five of them all for my early builders and makers.
Best practices include:
The age old debate: Patch vs. Submit form
What is the best data source?
Building smaller apps.
Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder?
Choose your words carefully!
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0:00 Power Apps Best Practices
These tips and best practices are for makers who are just beginning their Power Apps journey. This content comes from the teachings of Power Platform University by PowerApps911.
1:45 Don't make one giant app
Build multiple small apps to avoid crashing or errors within Power Apps.
When you build an app that is too 'big', the maker will see an increase in time it takes to access the app.
4:41 Prefer Patch, not Forms
Forms aren't flexible and don't work offline.
Patch is faster and let's you have more control.
6:52 Function over form
"Pretty apps that don't work are pointless." Make your apps functional, not focusing on the look only.
8:17 Don't use reserved or common words for variables or columns!
Don't use common names for variables, data sources or columns to make it easier on yourself. Examples are: Date, Amount, Time, Status, Value, Activity, Data.
10:08 Dataverse is the best data source if you have a license.
Dataverse is the fastest and has the most features which makes it the best data source. Although, it does require a license.
If you do not have premium licenses, SharePoint is the best.
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