In this video, you will learn 25 tips, tricks, and best practices for using PowerApps as an app maker. You can start creating your app with a blank canvas or connect to popular data sources like SharePoint or Microsoft List. Choosing the right data source is crucial and you should consider the type of data, relational or non-relational, the capacity limitations, and the security concepts of the data source. Remember that you are not limited to just one data source and you can connect to multiple sources of your choice.
When creating connections, you should note that certain data sources require premium licensing, and you can check the license designation property of your app to know if it is a premium-licensed app. You can also check under settings to see the licenses that your account has access to.
As an app maker, you should limit the number of data connections to 30 or less in one app for better performance. You should also follow coding standards and guidelines like naming conventions for controls, code optimization techniques, and commenting on your code. Following a naming standard for your controls like abbreviations for button controls can make your app more maintainable.
You can use the forward slash star slash to write formulas in the formula bar and use IntelliSense to get formulas based on the input provided. The PowerFX option available has all the functions and their descriptions, and you can learn more about them in the documentation for the PowerFX formula reference.
Stay up to date with new formulas and features under settings by checking the authoring version for your PowerApp, which is the most stable recent version released. You can also check the released planner for Power Platform to see what’s planned and the dates for their release.