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Managing on-demand app generation

On-demand app generation is controlled by the On-Demand App Service. Tenant admins can enable the On-Demand App Service in the management console, on the Settings tab. The service is disabled by default and must be enabled before selection and template apps can be linked and on-demand apps generated.

When the service is switched from enabled to disabled, any pending requests to generate on-demand apps are allowed to finish. But once the service has been disabled, no new requests to generate apps will be accepted nor will developers be able to create or edit new On-demand app navigation links. These capabilities are restored once the service is re-enabled.

See also: Managing big data with on-demand apps

Enabling on-demand app generation

On-demand apps are generated in the hub from navigation links that connect selection apps to template apps. The On-Demand App Service must be enabled to generate on-demand apps.

With the dynamic views option turned on, you can refresh charts from within your analytic tool environment.

On-demand app generation is turned on in the management console on the Settings page.

Property Description
On-demand app generation

When the service is switched from enabled to disabled, any pending requests to generate on-demand apps are allowed to finish. But once the service has been disabled, no new requests to generate apps are accepted.

This service is disabled by default.

Dynamic views

Turn on dynamic views to allow app sheets to contain charts that are loaded from data sources on-demand.

If you have apps whose sheets contain charts based on dynamic views and the Dynamic views setting is disabled for the tenant, the apps will continue to function with the following limitations:

  • All dynamic charts appear dimmed (and without data) to indicate that the dynamic view functionality has been disabled.
  • The sheet editor does not expose the dynamic view assets.

All charts and features not related to dynamic views will continue to function normally.

Do the following:

  1. In the management console, go to the Settingspage.
  2. Under the On-demand data section, switch on the On-demand app generation button.
  3. If applicable, turn on Dynamic views.