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Import PowerApps Solution into CRM?

  • 1.  Import PowerApps Solution into CRM?

    Posted 15 days ago
    ​Hello,

    We are building a PowerApp (PA) that will have custom entities and fields and be Phase 1 of a larger project.  In Phase 2 we will evaluate other systems to expand on the entities and fields that will exist in the PowerApp.  One of those systems being evaluated will be MS Dynamics CRM/CE.  What I am wondering is if it is possible to Export a PowerApps Solution from PA, then import the PA Solution into Dynamics CRM/CE and have it create all the custom entities and fields within CRM?

    Does anyone have any experience with this or any insight?

    If it is possible, are there any parameters around it?  Example:  Does it have to be a Model Driven App and not Canvas?  Does it have to be built using the Common Data Service?

    Any insight will be much appreciated!

    Thank  you!

    #CRM2016
    #PowerApps
    Hello,
    We are building a PowerApp that will have custom entities and fields and be Phase 1 of a larger project. In Phase 2, we will evaluate other systems to expand on the entities and fields that exist in the initial PowerApp.  One of those systems being evaluated will be MS Dynamics CRM/CE.  What I am wondering is if it is possible to Export a PowerApps Soluton from PowerApps, then import the PowerApps Solution into Dynamics CRM/CE, and have it create all the custom entities and fields within CRM?

    If it is possible, are there any parameters around the functionality such as:

    1. Does it have to be a Model Driven App?
    2. Does it have to be built on the Common Data Service? 
    3. Will Flows also be entered as Workflows/Processes in CRM? 

    Any insight you have will be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you!

    #CustomerEngagement
    #PowerApps
    ​ ​Hello,

    We are building a PowerApp (PA) that will have custom entities and fields and be Phase 1 of a larger project.  In Phase 2 we will evaluate other systems to expand on the entities and fields that will exist in the PowerApp.  One of those systems being evaluated will be MS Dynamics CRM/CE.  What I am wondering is if it is possible to Export a PowerApps Solution from PA, then import the PA Solution into Dynamics CRM/CE and have it create all the custom entities and fields within CRM?

    Does anyone have any experience with this or any insight?

    If it is possible, are there any parameters around it?  Example:  Does it have to be a Model Driven App and not Canvas?  Does it have to be built using the Common Data Service?

    Any insight will be much appreciated!
    ​ ​Hello,

    We are building a PowerApp (PA) that will have custom entities and fields and be Phase 1 of a larger project.  In Phase 2 we will evaluate other systems to expand on the entities and fields that will exist in the PowerApp.  One of those systems being evaluated will be MS Dynamics CRM/CE.  What I am wondering is if it is possible to Export a PowerApps Solution from PA, then import the PA Solution into Dynamics CRM/CE and have it create all the custom entities and fields within CRM?

    Does anyone have any experience with this or any insight?

    If it is possible, are there any parameters around it?  Example:  Does it have to be a Model Driven App and not Canvas?  Does it have to be built using the Common Data Service?

    Any insight will be much appreciated!
    ​ ​Hello,

    We are building a PowerApp (PA) that will have custom entities and fields and be Phase 1 of a larger project.  In Phase 2 we will evaluate other systems to expand on the entities and fields that will exist in the PowerApp.  One of those systems being evaluated will be MS Dynamics CRM/CE.  What I am wondering is if it is possible to Export a PowerApps Solution from PA, then import the PA Solution into Dynamics CRM/CE and have it create all the custom entities and fields within CRM?

    Does anyone have any experience with this or any insight?

    If it is possible, are there any parameters around it?  Example:  Does it have to be a Model Driven App and not Canvas?  Does it have to be built using the Common Data Service?

    Any insight will be much appreciated!
    ​ ​Hello,

    We are building a PowerApp (PA) that will have custom entities and fields and be Phase 1 of a larger project.  In Phase 2 we will evaluate other systems to expand on the entities and fields that will exist in the PowerApp.  One of those systems being evaluated will be MS Dynamics CRM/CE.  What I am wondering is if it is possible to Export a PowerApps Solution from PA, then import the PA Solution into Dynamics CRM/CE and have it create all the custom entities and fields within CRM?

    Does anyone have any experience with this or any insight?

    If it is possible, are there any parameters around it?  Example:  Does it have to be a Model Driven App and not Canvas?  Does it have to be built using the Common Data Service?

    Any insight will be much appreciated!

    Thank  you!
    ​ ​Hello,

    We are building a PowerApp (PA) that will have custom entities and fields and be Phase 1 of a larger project.  In Phase 2 we will evaluate other systems to expand on the entities and fields that will exist in the PowerApp.  One of those systems being evaluated will be MS Dynamics CRM/CE.  What I am wondering is if it is possible to Export a PowerApps Solution from PA, then import the PA Solution into Dynamics CRM/CE and have it create all the custom entities and fields within CRM?

    Does anyone have any experience with this or any insight?

    If it is possible, are there any parameters around it?  Example:  Does it have to be a Model Driven App and not Canvas?  Does it have to be built using the Common Data Service?

    Any insight will be much appreciated!

    Thank  you!
    ​Hello,

    We are building a PowerApp (PA) that will have custom entities and fields and be Phase 1 of a larger project.  In Phase 2 we will evaluate other systems to expand on the entities and fields that will exist in the PowerApp.  One of those systems being evaluated will be MS Dynamics CRM/CE.  What I am wondering is if it is possible to Export a PowerApps Solution from PA, then import the PA Solution into Dynamics CRM/CE and have it create all the custom entities and fields within CRM?

    Does anyone have any experience with this or any insight?

    If it is possible, are there any parameters around it?  Example:  Does it have to be a Model Driven App and not Canvas?  Does it have to be built using the Common Data Service?

    Any insight will be much appreciated!

    Thank  you!

    #CRM2016
    #PowerApps
    ​​

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    Emily Anderson
    Medxcel Facilities Management
    Indianapolis IN
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  • 2.  RE: Import PowerApps Solution into CRM?

    MICROSOFT MVP
    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Emily

    My understanding;

    You want to build a PowerApp with custom entities and fields and potentially import that app into a Dynamics 365 CE environment.

    • You will need to build your custom entities/fields etc on CDS to be compatible with Dynamics 365 CE.
    • You can export the solution from a vanilla CDS to a Dynamics 365 CE environment (remember that Dynamics 365 CE is essentially a PowerApp on CDS)
    • The user interface can be either model-driven or canvas PowerApp (or a combination of both)
    • Any Flows as part of the solution will show up as Flows in the Dynamics 365 CE instance. 
    I hope that helps!

    Cheers
    Nick



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    Nick Doelman
    Microsoft MVP
    Dynamics 365 Specialist
    Nick Doelman Co.
    ottawa ON
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  • 3.  RE: Import PowerApps Solution into CRM?

    Posted 10 days ago
    Thank you, Nick!  This is exactly what I needed to know.

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    Emily Anderson
    Medxcel Facilities Management
    Indianapolis IN
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