Calling an API in Power Apps Portals using JavaScript

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Bryan Soltis demonstrates how to call an API in Power Apps Portals using JavaScript.


As a developer, Power Apps are a very interesting, yet nostalgic, concept. The platform reminds me of a lot of “game changing and exciting” systems of the past that allowed users to create complex, functional applications quickly, with little or no coding. Naturally, I turned my nose at these types of platforms, demanding that any good developer would ALWAYS create things from scratch. What can I say? I started programming using Notepad. Well, much the chagrin of my former self, there have been many top-rate platforms that simplify the process of creating applications, while saving precious development time. Power Platform is one of these solutions, enabling complex integrations between business systems with a few clicks. And a lot less smugness. In this article, I’ll show you one way to integrate an API into a Power Platform Portal. With or without Notepad.

Overview

The Power Apps Platform continues to be one of the fastest growing parts of the Microsoft ecosystem. From creating data-integrated applications to completely secure and authenticated environments, Canvas Apps, Model-Driven Apps, and Portals are a way to blend functionality and form with ease. One of the benefits of Power Apps is the ability to extend the platform, if needed. Recently, I needed to integrate an API into a Power App Portal. After some exhaustive searches, I was able to piece together a few different recommendations to meet my needs. This article combines that knowledge for a simple, one-stop solution to anyone facing the same challenge.

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  • Alexander Alexander Klein

    In my humble opinion, Microsoft PowerApps is not a perfect low-code platform, but in a familiar environment, its sleek design, low price, and robust features earn it a favorite of editors for power users and IT users, with plenty of space for improvement. Similarly, this product has robust feature set, extensive number of integrations, wide array of user interface (UI) options and templates, powerful mobile functionality, and easy to use considering power available. I would love to recommend this product to those who are looking for a low-code development framework for developing custom applications. I considered this instrument to be well-designed to address those with custom business challenges. Overall, Microsoft PowerApps is still a relatively new entry in this field.

    Alex from FR VPNwelt