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Introduction to Power Apps Variables

In this video you will learn how and when to use contextual and global variables within your Power Apps.

In this video you will learn about:

  • Contextual variables

  • Global variables


Link to the video on YouTube: Intro to Power Apps Variables

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Key timestamps:

  • 0:00 Intro

  • 0:51 Create the solution in Power Apps and demo of Excel-like functionality

  • Shane starts by creating a blank tablet layout app in Power Apps. An Excel spreadsheet is recreated in the app by inserting two text inputs and two labels. variables not used

  • 5:15 Demo of a Contextual variable

  • A contextual variable stores a value and makes it available on one screen. A button is inserted and the Update context function is added to the button.

  • 9:49 Demo of pushing a Contextual variable to another screen

  • A button is inserted and the Navigate function is added to the button.

  • 13:44 Demo of a Global variable

  • A global variable only needs to be created once and then can be used throughout an entire app. A button is inserted and the Set function is added to the button.

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