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Connectors in Power Platform
Connectors are a key feature of the Power Platform, which is a suite of tools that includes Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI. Connectors allow you to connect your Power Platform applications and services to a wide range of external data sources and services.
There are hundreds of connectors available in the Power Platform, including connectors for popular applications such as Office 365, Salesforce, and Dynamics 365, as well as connectors for cloud services such as Azure and Google Cloud. You can use connectors to access data and functionality from these external sources within your Power Platform applications and services.
For example, you can use connectors in Power Apps to access data stored in a cloud-based database or in a spreadsheet, and you can use connectors in Power Automate to trigger actions based on events in external systems. You can also use connectors in Power BI to import data from external sources and create reports and dashboards.
Connectors allow you to easily integrate your Power Platform applications and services with your existing business systems and data, making it easier to build custom solutions that support your business needs and processes.
Custom connectors are connectors that you can create in the Power Platform to connect your Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI applications and services to custom or proprietary data sources or APIs.
To create a custom connector, you can create a custom connector from the left pane of make.powerapps which allows you to define the functionality and data schema of your connector. You can specify the actions and triggers that your connector supports, as well as the input and output parameters for each action or trigger.
Once you have defined your connector, you can use it in your Power Platform applications and services just like any other connector. For example, you can use a custom connector in Power Apps to access data from a custom API, or you can use a custom connector in Power Automate to trigger a workflow based on an event in a custom system.
Custom connectors allow you to extend the capabilities of the Power Platform by allowing you to access custom or proprietary data sources and APIs within your applications and services. They can be especially useful if you want to build custom solutions that require access to proprietary data or functionality that is not available through standard connectors.
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