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Auto-populating fields from AD on PowerApps

Hi Guys,


I am building my very first PowerApps so a bit novice at doing things. 


I have a SharePoint list that I am building the App for, there are about a dozen options, most will be entered and completed by the user. But there are a couple that need to be autopopulated. 


The auto-populated fields are like mobile number, office location, Position, Full name etc... All this information needs to be pulled in from AD and once a user hits new item then they should see all these fields already auto-populatied.


I have added Azure AD from as a data connection. I am not sure how to go and do the auto-population.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!



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Re: Auto-populating fields from AD on PowerApps

Hi @IntergenUser01,


Do you want to auto-populate some fields of SharePoint list when you create a new record in PowerApps app?

I have made a test on my side and please take a try with following workaround:

  • Open “Edit Screen” in PowerApps and select Edit form control.
  • Select the fields that you want it to be auto-populated. In right panel, select Advanced tab. Within Advanced tab, click “Unlock to change properties” to change properties.
  • Within DATA part of Advanced tab, select Default property, type the following formula as below:





If you want Full Name field to be auto-populated, similar way with above step, type the following formula in Full Name field:3.JPG






Best regards,


Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: Auto-populating fields from AD on PowerApps

Hi Kris, thanks heaps for your reply.


I will try this once I get the chance 🙂

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Re: Auto-populating fields from AD on PowerApps

Hi @v-xida-msft


I am getting the following permission error:




I am a sharepoint site collection admin, but perhaps not for Azure AD?


Is there any other way to autopopulate those fields, perhaps using the Sharepoint connector (as Sharepoint also has users profile information)?



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Re: Auto-populating fields from AD on PowerApps

I have tried another approach, but it still gives me problems. Please see:

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