Integrate Live Wasabi Data into Custom Business Apps Built in Power Apps

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Use CData Connect Cloud to create a virtual SQL Server Database for Wasabi data and integrate live Wasabi data into apps built in Microsoft Power Apps.

Power Apps 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. When paired with CData Connect Cloud, you get instant, cloud-to-cloud access to Wasabi data from the apps you build using Power Apps. This article shows how to connect to Connect Cloud from Power Apps and build an app based on live Wasabi data.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure SQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Wasabi, allowing you to easily integrate with live Wasabi data in Power Apps — without replicating the data. CData Connect Cloud looks exactly like a SQL Server database to Power Apps and uses optimized data processing out of the box to push all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Wasabi, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Wasabi data.

Create a Virtual SQL Database for Wasabi Data

CData Connect Cloud uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect Cloud and click Databases.
  2. Select "Wasabi" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Wasabi.

    To authorize Wasabi requests, provide the credentials for an administrator account or for an IAM user with custom permissions. Set AccessKey to the access key Id. Set SecretKey to the secret access key.

    Note: You can connect as the AWS account administrator, but it is recommended to use IAM user credentials to access AWS services.

    For information on obtaining the credentials and other authentication methods, refer to the Getting Started section of the Help documentation.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

Connecting to CData Connect Cloud

To use Connect Cloud to integrate Wasabi data into your Power Apps, you need a new SQL Server connection:

  1. Log in to Power Apps
  2. Click Data -> Connections -> New connection
  3. Select SQL Server
  4. In the connection wizard:

    • Choose to connect directly
    • Set SQL server name to the address of your Connect Cloud instance (myinstance.cdatacloud.net)
    • Set SQL database name to the name of the virtual Wasabi database you created earlier (like wasabidb)
    • Set the Username and Password and click Create

Building a Data-Centric App for Wasabi Data

With the connection to Connect Cloud configured, you are ready to integrate live Wasabi data into the apps you build in Power Apps.

  1. Log in to Power Apps
  2. Click Create, hover over "Start from data" and click Make this app
  3. Select the SQL Server connection you created
  4. Search for or choose a table to work with
  5. Click Connect
  6. Customize the newly created app just like you would any other, including changing the layout and setting the fields exposed in BrowseScreen, DetailScreen, and EditScreen

At this point, you have an app with read access to live Wasabi data that you can save and publish for use within your organization.

SQL Access to Wasabi Data from Cloud Applications

Now you have a direct connection to live Wasabi data from Microsoft Power Apps. You can create more connections and apps to drive business — all without replicating Wasabi data.

To get SQL data access to 200+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your cloud applications, see the CData Connect Cloud.