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How To Use PowerApps In SharePoint

PowerApps can be seamlessly integrated with SharePoint to enhance data interaction and streamline business processes in your organization. In this section, we will provide a comprehensive guide on how to effectively use PowerApps in SharePoint.

To use PowerApps in SharePoint, you have two options: generating an app automatically from a list or creating a connection. Generating an app allows PowerApps to create a three-screen app where users can browse the list, view item details, and create or update items. Creating a connection, on the other hand, requires signing in to PowerApps, selecting Data > Connections, and selecting SharePoint. You can connect to SharePoint Online or an on-premises site using the on-premises data gateway.

If you choose to generate an app automatically, PowerApps will handle the process for you. For creating a connection, you will need to follow a few simple steps. Once you have established the connection, you can add data to an existing app by selecting Data > Add data > Connectors > SharePoint in PowerApps Studio. Choose the SharePoint site and select the list(s) you want to use.

If you prefer to build an app from scratch, you can apply the concepts of creating an app to SharePoint. This will allow you to have complete control over the app’s design and functionality. To display list columns in a gallery, you can specify formulas in the Text property of Label controls. To show data from a library, add a Drop down control and set its Items property to Documents. Then, set the Image control’s Image property to ImageList.Selected.’Link to item’.

Generating an App Automatically or Creating a Connection in PowerApps

To start using PowerApps in SharePoint, you have the option to generate an app automatically from a list or create a connection. In this section, we will provide detailed instructions on both methods, allowing you to choose the approach that suits your needs best.

Generating an app automatically is a quick and efficient way to enhance data interaction in SharePoint. PowerApps can generate a three-screen app where users can browse the list, view item details, and create or update items. Simply select the list you want to use, and PowerApps will create the app for you. This method is perfect for users who prefer a hassle-free setup.

If you have specific requirements and need more control over the app’s functionality, creating a connection is the way to go. Start by signing in to PowerApps and selecting Data > Connections. From there, choose the SharePoint option. Whether you are connecting to SharePoint Online or an on-premises site, you can do so seamlessly using the on-premises data gateway. This method allows you to leverage the full power of PowerApps and customize the app to fit your unique business processes.

Whether you choose to generate an app automatically or create a connection, both methods provide a solid foundation for using PowerApps in SharePoint. They allow you to streamline your business processes, enhance data interaction, and improve productivity within your organization. So, go ahead and explore the possibilities that PowerApps and SharePoint offer!