Power Platform – Creating Model-Driven Apps for Beginners Part-2

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Creating Model-Driven Apps from Scratch

  1. Sign in to Power App.
  2. Select the environment which you want or create new one.

When a PowerApps trial environment is created, the environment includes three sample apps.  The Fundraiser, Innovation Challenge, and Asset Checkout samples highlight key features within model-driven apps.

Power Platform – Fig.1 – Model-driven app templates

3. On the Home page, select the Model-driven app from blank. 4. Click on Create.

Power Platform – Fig.2 – Model-driven app from blank

5. On the Create a New App page, enter the following details, and then select Done :-

  • Name: Enter a name for the app, such as First_app.
  • Unique Name: By default, the unique name uses the name your specify in the Name box without spaces and preceded by the publisher prefix and an underscore (_). For example, crecf_Firstapp.
  • Description: Type a short description of what the app is or does, such as This is my first app
Power Platform – Fig.3 – Creating a new Model – driven app

Add components to your app

Now add components to the App Designer.

  1. Select the Open the Site Map Designer pencil icon to open the site map designer.
Power Platform – Fig.4 – App Designer

2. In the site map designer, select New Subarea, as shown in fig.5 and then, in the right pane on the Properties tab, select the following properties :-

  • TypeEntity
  • EntityAccount
Power Platform – Fig.5 – Properties

3. Select Save and close. 4. In the App Designer, select Forms, and then, in the right pane under Main Forms, select the Account form.

Power Platform – Fig.6 – Selecting Forms

5. On the app designer canvas select Views, and then select the Active AccountsAll Accounts, and My Active Accounts views.

Power Platform – Fig.7 – Selecting Views

6. In the App Designer, select Charts, then select the Accounts by Industry chart.

Power Platform – Fig.8 – Selecting Charts

7. On the App Designer toolbar, select Save. 8. On the app designer toolbar, select Publish.

After publishing the app it’s ready for you to run or share with others.

Power Platform – Fig.9 – Published App

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