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Create Item - Sharepoint list field is missing

Hi Mabel

Just when I thought I had got sort of sorted by reimporting all my lists via excel I now find that one list is missing one field. The list looks like this (extract)


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and the listed firelds like this 


Notice Company Name is missing ! I have checked the lists structure in sharepoint and it is a text ( not large) field.  This was working fine this morning - However I then had tro change the Access database ID field in excel to CLID as this was called up by another list and the numbers were not sequential due to deletes etc. After changing the table heading of the field ID to CLID I reimported and now cannot get the Company name - What could be wrong this time ?? Another day halts at a standstill !!




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An Update

Saved the list in excel as excel file not table, changed the column position of company name , imported into sharepoint list, now company name field is in Power Apps - Why is this soooo difficult ??? Surely there is a simpler way of getting Web Apps data into  sharepoint lists - which is what Microsoft wants us to do





Hi rlmckean,


What’s your Access version?

I am using Access 2016 desktop, and I am using the button Move Data to SharePoint under Database Tools. Seems that I don’t get any errors when using this way to export Access Web App data to SharePoint list.



If possible, please try my way to see if it works for you.



Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Thanks Mabel - I will try this ! - I exported the data when logged into the web app as there is facility to do that from there - I will try from the desktop and see how it goes. Slowly working through the issues in the app development, all of which seem to be arising from some conflict in the data !

Many thanks for ongoing help





Hi Mabel

I have just found one of the issues - When importing into Powerapps, the first column of the sharepoint list is renamed Title. I am just setting up a data card and noticed this. This will be the reason why when using autocomplete for clearcollect, lookup etc the expexted field name was not there- 

On another topic, with access - when using a dropdown as a lookup, you are able to pick one field to display and another to collect as a filed value. I used this to show contact names for instance and collect the contact ID to save into the record. I guess there is no such way with Powerapps - but would be a good addition. 



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