- We discussed about design process in our previous article https://knowledge-junction.com/2020/08/17/power-platform-creating-model-driven-apps-for-beginners-part-1/ now it’s time to build our first Model-Driven App so let’s get started.
- Model-driven app design is a component-focused approach to app development. In this article we will discussed about how to create a model-driven app by using one of the standard entities that’s available in your Power Apps environment.
- This approach focuses on building the dashboards, forms, views and charts in the Common Data Service. For more details about model-driven app please have a look once https://knowledge-junction.com/2020/07/31/power-platform-introduction-of-model-driven-apps/
Creating Model-Driven Apps from Scratch
- Sign in to Power App.
- 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.
3. On the Home page, select the Model-driven app from blank. 4. Click on Create.
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.
Add components to your app
Now add components to the App Designer.
- Select the Open the Site Map Designer pencil icon to open the site map 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 :-
- Type: Entity
- Entity: Account
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.
5. On the app designer canvas select Views, and then select the Active Accounts, All Accounts, and My Active Accounts views.
6. In the App Designer, select Charts, then select the Accounts by Industry chart.
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.
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