Adding a Power Apps app as a Tile in the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Dashboard

As you know, I am a big fan of Power Apps and the ability to embed them in the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (D365F&O) user interface.

In this blog post I am going to show how you can embed a Power Apps app as a tile in the dashboard.

The following screenshot is a fairly normal dashboard for a user working in production.

Production User Dashboard

In this example, I have created a Power Apps app that allows users to create asset maintenance requests from outside Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management (D365SCM).

This is what the app looks like.

Asset Maintenance Request Landing Page
Asset Maintenance Request Create Form

The app is designed for a tablet, but in this example, the production user quite likes the app and would like to use it directly from the D365F&O user interface – specifically in the dashboard.

To start the process, the user right-clicks in a blank part of the dashboard and selects Personalize: TilePageContainer as shown below.

Personalize Tile Container in the Dashbaord

This brings up the personalisation dialogue for the dashboard as shown here.

Personalization Dialogue

To add the app to the dashboard, the user must now select + Add a page.

This brings up the following dialogue where the user can select from three options.

Add a Page Options

In this case the user selects the Power Apps option.

A new dialogue allows the user to give the tile a name and enter the app ID.

Add an App Details

The App ID GUID can be found on the Details page for the Power Apps app.

When the user clicks OK, the app is added to the dashboard as shown below.

Dashboard with Added Power Apps Tile

When the user clicks on the tile, the Asset Maintenance Request app is opened within the D365F&O context.

Asset Maintenance Request App in Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations

I hope this small example shows how easy it is to enrich the D365F&O user experience with Power Apps apps.

Published by Henrik Marx Larsen

This blog is my personal contribution to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations and Finance (D365F&O) community debate. Having worked with Axapta / Dynamics AX / D365F&O for 20 years , I think I may have some interesting insights and views to share. However, I tend to always look forward so I will mostly be writing about current subjects. I have a vain hope that my musings may inspire some of you and provoke some new thoughts in the interest of our community. My day job is to work as a Senior Technical Specialist at Microsoft and help take D365F&O capabilities to new and existing customers. Please note, the views expressed in this blog are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer, Microsoft.

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