PowerApps - Add a Google search web part to your modern SharePoint page in 5 minutes 1

PowerApps – Add a Google search web part to your modern SharePoint page in 5 minutes

For most organisations google is the most used site. As many organisations set the default browser home page to a SharePoint intranet many users may find that they are redirected to the site that they don’t want to get to. An easy solution would be to add a Google web part to a page.

Something as simple as the following JavaScript could do the job.

<br />
<script>
  function searchGoogle() {
    alert('click');
    var query =document.getElementById('querybox').value;
    window.open('https://www.google.com?q=' + query, '_blank');
}
</script>
<div><img src="https://www.google.com/images/branding/googlelogo/1x/googlelogo_color_272x92dp.png" />
<input id="querybox" name="query" type="text" />
<input type="button" value="Search" />
<div>

But, this doesn’t work on the modern pages as script tags are not allowed in the Embed web part. Of course you could create an SPFx web part but there is an easier solution

The Embed Webpart doesn't like Javascripts

Create a PowerApp

Start by creating a blank PowerApp and set the height and width to 450×90.

Create a new Power App

Then add 3 controls.

  • an Image and set the image to the google logo
  • a Text Input box
  • Search icon

Adding 3 controls to my Power App

Set the Onselect of the Search icon to

Launch("https://google.com/search?q=" & TextInput1.Text)

Then save and publish the app and add the web part to your page.

 

 

3 thoughts on “PowerApps – Add a Google search web part to your modern SharePoint page in 5 minutes

  1. commented on March 4, 2019 by DeeGee

    That works great, but… how can I activate the search when the user hits the Enter key, instead of needing to click on the Search icon with the mouse?

    • commented on March 4, 2019 by Pieter Veenstra

      You could use the OnChange of the Inputbox rather than the OnSelect of the icon. Simply copy the same code to the OnChange.

      • commented on March 4, 2019 by DeeGee

        Thanks again, perfect!

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