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Connecting to SharePoint lists with Lookup, Person/Group, Choice, Calculated, Hyperlink/Picture cols

Here is what works for me, screenshots below.


  1. If you do not have such a list, create a SharePoint Online list including all the above column types.  However for Lookup, Person/Group, Choice columns you should NOT select the option to allow multiple values.  Say the list is called MyList and all columns are called MyLookup etc.
  2. In PowerApp Studio create a new blank app
  3. Add the data source to your new PowerApp as described here, say the data souce is called MyList
  4. Insert a text box to your PowerApp screen and set the Text property to any of the following:
    • First(MyList).MyLookup.Value
    • First(MyList).MyLookup.ID
    • First(MyList).MyPersonOrGroup.DisplayName
    • First(MyList).MyPersonOrGroup.Email
    • First(MyList).MyChoice
    • First(MyLIst).MyCalculated
  5. Insert an HTML Text control to your PowerApp screen and set its HtmlText property to the following
    • Concatenate("<a href='",First(MyList).MyHyperlink,"'>",First(MyList).MyHyperlink,"</a>")
  6. Insert an image control to your PowerApp screen and set its Image property to the following
    • First(MyList).MyPicture

The only issue I have not resolved is how to retrieve the Hypelink text or the picture Display text from the SharePoint list.  As you can see in 5 above I have cheated by using the hypelink itself as the text.


 The Lookup and Person or Group columns seem to be read only, whereas I have been able to Patch back a text value to a Choice column.





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Re: Connecting to SharePoint lists with Lookup, Person/Group, Choice, Calculated, Hyperlink/Picture

Thank you for your message. I would like to add my experience.For my part, I tried to display on the gallery the column choice. However this does not work with your formula. I think it does not work when there are other lines on the list.


My solution:

1) Click on the gallery> click on the pencil> add a drop-down control.

2) Click on the gallery> then on layout to display the new right side panel.

3) Assigned your column to the drop-down control.

4) This one appears on the gallery but it remains modifiable. To rectify this:

5) On the visual properties of the control (the right side panel). In the "display mode" section, I select "show" instead of "edit"




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