PowerApprovals is a Mekorma product that needs to be imported into the Power Apps cloud. In this section, you will be instructed to download the application package and import it into Power Apps.

Prerequisites for Importing PowerApprovals

Download the PowerApprovals package from the Mekorma website. Upon clicking Download PowerApprovals, a zip file will be downloaded. Do not open it, you will import the file to the cloud in the steps that follow.

If you need an older version, scroll to the bottom of the page and open the Build Archive. Locate the PowerApprovals build that you need and download it via the link provided.

Import Steps

  1. Open your browser in private mode, go to the Power Apps website, and log in as the service account user.
  2. Click Apps and then Import canvas app.
  1. Click the Upload button to select the PowerApprovals zip package you downloaded from the Mekorma website.
  1. Select the PowerApprovals zip file and click Open.
  1. Uploading the package will take a few minutes, do not navigate away from this page during the process.
  1. Once imported, begin setting up the app by clicking the wrench icon for Mekorma PowerApprovals app.
  1. In the Import setup window, change the Setup drop-down to Create as new. Under Resource name, set to Mekorma PowerApprovals.
  1. Click Save to finalize the changes.
  2. To set up the SQL Server connection, click the wrench icon for PowerApprovals. Note: Pay attention to the Resource Type. Step 6 above focuses on the Mekorma PowerApprovals app, here you want to access the PowerApprovals SQL Server Connection.
  1. In the Setup drop-down, set it to Select during import and select the SQL Server connector, in this case PowerApprovals. Click Save to finalize the setup.

Mail Connector
  1. To set up the mail connection, click the wrench icon for Mail.
  1. Set the Setup drop-down as Select during import and select the mail connector. Click Save to finalize the setup.

  1. To set up the flow, click the wrench icon for Mekorma_ApproveAndEmail.
  1. Set the Setup drop-down as Create as new and leave the default resource name. Click Save to finalize the setup.

Finalize PowerApprovals Import

  1. When you are ready to finalize importing PowerApprovals, your window should look like this:
  1. Click Import to finalize the setup. Allow the system to finish importing; the process will take a few minutes and you will see this status while it is working.
  1. Once the import is complete, the resources on your page will be updated with a green checkmark next to them.
  1. Open Apps to verify that PowerApprovals has been imported into your Power Apps environment.

Turning on the Flow

By default, Microsoft has the flow deactivated. Follow the instructions below to turn it on

  1. Select Flows in the left-hand navigation pane. Note that Mekorma_ApprovalAndEmail flow is greyed out because it defaults to be turned off.
  1. Click the ellipsis to view additional options and select Turn On.
  2. The flow is now turned on and ready to use.

Last modified: May 11, 2023

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