Creating an UiPath App to view data stored in a Data Services entity

UiPath Apps allows you to interact with information and elements relevant to your automation. Apps don’t need to be complex and could be used to simply view data that is stored in an entity that exists within your Data Services environment.

Start by navigating to your UiPath cloud platform. Select Apps in the pane on the left. If it doesn’t exist there, make sure it is enabled.

Can’t see apps?

You can enable it by navigating to Admin in the pane on the left-hand side of the screen. Select the three dots on the far right-hand side of the screen, in line with your tenant name and select Tenant Settings. Make sure Apps and Data Services are checked.

Create an app

Once you’ve navigated to the Apps tab, click on Build a new app:

Give your app a name before clicking Create. We are going to build an app that allows you to view all data currently stored in your data entity.

Connect Data Services

Let’s start by adding the data entity to the app. In the pane on the left-hand side of the screen, next to the name of your app, there’s a ‘+‘ sign that you should click on. Select Entity:

Select your Tenant before clicking on the Next button. Then select the appropriate entity and click Add:

View Data

Let’s add a new control to the Main Page, by clicking on Add new control in the pane on the right-hand side of the screen:

Expand the Display section and drag a Table over to the Main Page:

Find the entity name under Entities in the Resources pane and drag the entity into the Data Source field, while focusing on the table:

You can add an additional column to the table by clicking on the ‘+‘ underneath the default column name:

Select Source and double click on the column you would like to add to the table:

While focused on the table, you can change the style of the table to distribute its length across the screen by customising the options available under the Style tab:

Now, click on Preview in the top right hand corner of the screen to see what the app looks like:

You may Publish your app and share the URL with your users.

Additionally, you could add another page that allows you to add, edit or delete records. You can use button events to complete the user journey – a ‘how to’ post focusing on this to follow.

Author: Jacqui Muller

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