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PowerApps FAQ

ITS has gathered a listing of frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not found on the list, please fill out the Online Support Form or call us at 613 533 6666.

Q. What is PowerApps?
PowerApps is a service for building and using custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web and mobile - without the time and expense of custom software development. 
Q. What kind of apps can I make with PowerApps?
PowerApps can be used to create simple apps to help you complete everyday tasks, to more complex processes that normally require more time to complete. Some example apps you can create include budget trackers, request forms, service desk bookings, or even RSVP forms for work or school events.
Q. Do I need to know how to code to use PowerApps?
No, you do not need any experience in coding or app development to use PowerApps. PowerApps consists of an easy to use drag and drop system for orienting elements on the canvas, similar to how PowerPoint works. Its formulas were designed using Excel formulas to allow users the ease of creating formulas the descried their logic. See the tutorials What are canvas apps in PowerApps and  Get started with formulas for more information.
Q. What data sources can I connect my PowerApps to?
Your app can be connected to SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and many other applications. Please see Overview of connectors for PowerApps for more information on available connectors.

Last Updated: August 13, 2018