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#ProjectOnline #PowerApps example #Office365 #PPM #PMOT #Apps #MSProject #SharePoint Part2

Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

In part 2 of this series we look at continuing with the example PowerApp for Project Online for project details and project navigation. For those of you that missed part 1, a link to the post can be found below:


In part 2 we will update the detail screen to display the data we want and include links to PWA for the associated project. If you are following, open the app you started in part 1:


Using the tree view on the left, click DetailScreen1 to load the detail screen or click the chevron next to a project from the browse screen:


Firstly I updated the screen label to “Project Details” and deleted the delete and edit icons:


Next two buttons were added to the top bar, one for the Site and one for the Tasks. The Site button will launch DataCardValue8 which in my case is the Project Site URL as seen below:


The Tasks button will launch the Project Schedule PDP but concatenating the PWA URL for the schedule PDP (or whatever PDP you want to link to) then using the ProjectID, in my case DataCardValue2, from the detail screen for the projuid URL parameter:


The buttons were added to the screen using the insert menu:


As you can see, there are lots of options on the insert ribbon! Other quick links could easily be added such as Issues, Risks, New Risk etc. That is it for the detail view, we have some project details and two buttons that link out to PWA for the associated project:


Just for fun I also added a new screen in for a chart. I inserted a bar chart and created a project count by progress chart:


For the Items, I entered the following formula to count the number of projects Completed, Not Starter or In Progress:


The formula is below for my data, ProjectData is the name of my SharePoint list and Progress is the column on my SharePoint list that contains the % complete value for each project:

    {Column: "Completed", Value: CountIf(ProjectData, Progress = 100)
    {Column: "Not Started", Value: CountIf(ProjectData, Progress = 0)
    {Column: "In Progress", Value: CountIf(ProjectData, Progress <> 0 && Progress <> 100)

Then set the item colours:


I then added the back arrow to navigate back to the main browse screen:


The final change was to add an icon to the main browse screen that enabled navigation to the chart screen:


To preview your app in PowerApps, press F5:

Main screen: list of projects with search and sort using project name, link for each project to project detail screen, access to chart screen, refresh the data and link to create a new project in Project Online


Details screen: project details with button links to the project site or schedule PDP in Project Online PWA and a back button to the main screen


Chart screen: bar chart display project count by progress for Completed, Not Started and In Progress with a back button to the main screen


Once you are happy with your app you can share it to your organisation. Before you do, access the App Settings view and give it a name, set the icon and description:


Then click Save and save it to your organisations PowerApps environment then share the app:


For details on Saving, publishing and sharing your apps see the links here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/save-publish-app & https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/share-app Users can then access your app using the browser, PowerApps Studio or the PowerApps mobile app!

Hopefully that has given you enough to get started or given you some ideas for Project Online PowerApps. There are so many features to PowerApps, they are very powerful! For getting started guides on PowerApps start here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/getting-started

Have fun!

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