Power Apps Portals Web API reaches general availability

April 5 2021

The Web API for Microsoft Power Apps Portals has reached general availability. The API gives customers the ability to write, update, and delete data entities in their Portals environment.

Senior program manager Neeraj Nandwana announced the news and explained that administrators will need to enable the Web API for each entity on which they plan to use it. He also explained that this is an API for use within a portals environment, not as a public API:

The portals Web API is built for creating a rich user experience inside portal pages. It isn’t optimized for third-party services or application integration. It is recommended to use Microsoft Dataverse OData Web API for third-party services or application integration use cases.

The Web API launches without read access because it is already available in portal development via the Liquid language. The API will allow developers more flexible and direct interaction with portal data using JavaScript.

The API cannot be used with "configuring portal entities", which manage portal configuration details, Nandwana wrote.

Microsoft launched a public preview in mid-2020 as a new way to make Portals data in Dataverse accessible in a more flexible way to developers building portals.

For more on some of the possibilities, limitation, and examples of what the Web API can do, see Omar Zaarour's recent presentation at a Portals Community Call event.

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