Showing posts from June, 2019

#PowerApps #PowerBI: Cash flow in Power BI and PowerApps - THR1014

This past Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2019 - Atlanta , I teamed up with fellow Microsoft MVP, Belinda Allen to deliver a 20 minutes theater session showing how to build a cash flow in Power BI, then use Microsoft Flow to get notifications based on specific conditions in the report, and embedding the cash change calendar as a tile in a PowerApps application. We had a lot of fun putting this presentation together, so I hope you enjoy it. Until next post! MG.- Mariano Gomez, MVP

#PowerApps: Componentizing Google Maps

Hi PowerAppers! PowerApps Canvas Apps Components remain one of those features that seem to have endless possibilities. I have, for quite some time now, been working with the Google Maps API in many of my applications to return a static image pointing to a specific location on the map. As I moved from application to application, I noticed that I always ended up doing the same operations: format a label with a string representing the maps API Url, then substituting very specific elements within that string, with address information or latitude and longitude coordinates, adding the API key, and playing with the size of the map image returned by the maps API. Frankly, a time consuming process that added no value to my projects. This is a sample Google maps API Url string with some the classic substitution patterns: Click image to enlarge In order to solve this problem, I decided to farm this out to Canvas Apps Components. Since my Url string had many placeholders for things li