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Can't connect to SharePoint Task List

When I create a connection to my SharePoint site the Task lists are not appearing in the list of lists I may connect to. Is this by design?

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Re: Can't connect to SharePoint Task List

We currently support ony SharePoint custom lists. Support for other list types are on our roadmap.

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Re: Can't connect to SharePoint Task List

We currently support ony SharePoint custom lists. Support for other list types are on our roadmap.

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Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

Re: Can't connect to SharePoint Task List

@archanan any news on this? Can it be expected in the near future.

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Re: Can't connect to SharePoint Task List

I'm... stunned by this acknowledgement. 
If I were to ask any reasonable person what one single list they would THINK a PowerApps app would NEED to connect to FIRST...  

... it would be a TASK LIST - one synchronized to a Microsoft Project Workplan (stored in the /SiteAssets library). 

This represents probably the most stellar usage scenario where the true value of SharePoint, Project and PowerApps can come into play and offer TRUE PRODUCTIVITY... but it's NOT available. 

 

RECOMMENDATION TO MICROSOFT: 
MAKE this a #1 priority until Tasks lists CAN be data-bound to PowerApps applications. 

 

-Mark Vogt

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Power Automate

Re: Can't connect to SharePoint Task List

Thank you for your feedback Mark, and the above clarifications on the business objectives associated with your ask. Your input is important to us. Would you please (if you haven't already) add this to the PowerApp Ideas forum as well? This helps to address your ask on prioritization as well.

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

Again, please continue to provide feedback as we continue to expand features on the product.

 

Audrie

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Re: Can't connect to SharePoint Task List

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Re: Can't connect to SharePoint Task List

Your feedback is well received! Just an idea: as a workaround I have used a SharePoint custom list and PowerApp for intake, followed by a Flow for follow-up tasks. Search your flow templates for "tasks", there a variety of options there.

 

This is just a workaround idea until we release tasks lists, and I don't think it will take a lot to migrate the content to a task list later if you want the advantage of Project integrations and/or timelines. (I will put together a ps script to help with that when the time comes.)

 

thank you for your feedback and patience,

 

Audrie

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Advocate V
Advocate V

Re: Can't connect to SharePoint Task List

Hi @audrieg,

Is there any update on full support for task lists?

I am able to connect to Task lists in PowerApps.

Is there a way to recreate the ParentChild relationships see below:

Project Parent Child Relationship.jpg

 

Currently what i get is a flat view.

 

Is there a work around for this?

 

Gilbert

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Re: Can't connect to SharePoint Task List

The whole experience is ridiculous, like the development team is run by children with no real world business experience. Yes, tasks are more important than a popup quiz. We need to manage activities and documents, and not in the overly simplified manner you are providing. If you're obsessed with making sharepoint the internal facebook or newsletter, fine. But some companies actually use it for business processes as well...

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Responsive Resident
Responsive Resident

Re: Can't connect to SharePoint Task List

Well actually you can connect now to the Task app created in sharepoint.

I've added the taskList in sharepoint and then connected to it through the feature "Enter custom list here".

This might help as well : Document list and calendar library in Sharepoint

Give it a try !!

 

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