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Power Apps Collections Introduction
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Apr 17, 2023 12:30 PM

Power Apps Collections Introduction

by HubSite 365 about Shane Young [MVP]

SharePoint & PowerApps MVP - SharePoint, O365, Flow, Power Apps consulting & Training

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In this Power Apps Collections Introduction video, I walk you through everything you need to know about Collections in Power Apps.

Power Apps Collections are a feature that allows users to store, organize, and manipulate data in the Power Apps platform. The data is stored in collections which can be either local or shared across multiple users. With Power Apps Collections, users can quickly and easily store, manipulate, and visualize data. Collections can be made up of various data types such as text, images, and numbers.

Using collections, users can quickly and easily create data views and use their data to create powerful apps. Power Apps Collections also allow users to easily create relationships between data sets. With this feature, users can quickly and easily create powerful data-driven apps, without the need for complex coding.

In this Power Apps Collections Introduction video, I walk you through everything you need to know about Collections in Power Apps. From creating your first collection using the Collect function to manipulating and displaying Collection data, this comprehensive tutorial is perfect for beginners and experienced users alike.


  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 1:31 - The Collect function to create your first Power Apps Collection
  • 3:19 - Collecting multiple records at once
  • 3:56 - Using a gallery to display the Collection data
  • 4:24 - The Clear function to empty the collection
  • 5:00 - The ClearCollect function to empty and update the collection
  • 6:36 - Utilizing Input Controls to populate the collection
  • 9:43 - Real-world examples of using Collections in Power Apps
  • 11:45 - Caching Data Source using Collections
  • 14:40 - Delegation Considerations
  • 15:15 - Writing data from a Collection to the data source
  • 17:24 - Removing an item from a Collection

In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to use various Collection functions, such as Collect, Clear, ClearCollect, and Remove, to effectively manage data within your Power Apps. You’ll also learn how to use galleries and input controls to enhance the user experience and optimize app performance. Additionally, I showcase real-life examples and best practices for using Collections in your Power Apps projects.

Whether you’re a Power Apps beginner or a seasoned pro, this video will help you understand the importance of Collections and how to leverage their full potential in your applications. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more Power Apps tutorials and tips!

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