In Part I, we created an Azure Function that calls a web service and applies business logic.
In this post, we create a custom data connector and consume it from a PowerApp.
In part III, we will show how to create a Flow that uses data returned from a custom data connector.
Why use Custom Data Connectors?
A connector is a proxy or a wrapper around an API that allows the underlying service to talk to Microsoft Flow and PowerApps.
More than 180 connectors have been created by Microsoft to integrate your Flows and PowerApps to external services. However, you may want to communicate with services that are not available as prebuilt connectors. Custom connectors address this scenario by allowing you to to create connectors with their own triggers and actions.
The following video shows how to create a custom data connector:
In this next video, we consume the custom data connector in a PowerApp.
In Part III, we show how to consume the data from our custom connector in a Microsoft Flow.