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Time entry using model-driven PowerApps

by Dhruv Mehta
Software Engineer, CloudFronts Technologies, CloudFronts Technologies

Managers and employees need a good time entry application to record worked hours for billing, payroll, or operations. That information is used to automate payroll, invoice clients, and keep a business operating efficiently.

While there are many good off the shelf time entry applications, the pre-built time entry capabilities of the model-driven approach in PowerApps offers a no-code or low-code component-based approach to facilitate the development of such an application development atop the Common Data Service. Model-driven apps run with the new Unified Client Interface, which provides a responsive and accessible design running in browsers and on popular mobile devices.  This type of app is composed of multiple component types including dashboards, forms, views, charts, and business processes which together form a great UI.

In this article we will explore the steps to set up your own time entry application in PowerApps using the existing Time Entry entity.


1. Select the environment you want or go to the PowerApps admin center to create a new one.

2. Go to solutions, click on the "+ New Solution" button and enter the required details for creating a new solution and then click on "Create" option.

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About Dhruv Mehta

Dhruv Mehta is a Software Engineer with CloudFronts Technologies. Being a fresh, young and innovative mind, Dhruv has shown his capability to learn the Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems. Even though new to this field, his inquisitiveness has led him to successfully deliver on the live client projects related to ERP implementations. His further learning has gained him extremely valuable insights into the Microsoft Power Technologies especially PowerApps, MS Flows and BI.

CloudFronts is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner which offers complete Dynamics 365 (Customer Engagement, Finance and Operations, Business Central) implementations, Power BI Analytics, Office 365 and Azure Infrastructure services. The team has deep expertise in delivering and supporting the customers through all aspects of their implementation from strategic technology consulting and road-map, requirements assessments, project implementation, training, migration to post go live managed services and support. The company has vast experience in digitally transforming corporates in sectors such as banking & financial services, professional services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, F&B, retail, agro-tech, non-profit and several others. CloudFronts commenced its operations in the year 2012 to empower organizations around the world, do more with technology.

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