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Data Sources not showing in PowerApps edit screen


Can someone tell me why my data source is not showing up on the left sidebar when clicked? I created this out of the box and connected but it is not showing. This is frustrating because when I change the sharepoint list columns I don't have a mechanism to refresh the datasource so that App reflects the updated sharepoint list. Thoughts? Much appreciated.datasource not showin.PNG


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Here is what fixed the problem. Turn this off and then it worked.

data experience off.PNG

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Then in another instance with an older power app i'm seeing the data connections on the RH side but the scroll window is so small I can't even click on the ... to refresh the data source(s). On the LH side there is no button to see the list of data sources, which is slightly expected because the app is older, whereas the original message shows an app that I created today on November not showin2.PNG

In IE it works fine. I'm only seeing the issue in Chrome.

 Hi @tomgardzinski ,

Could you share the App studio version of your apps? Does all your app meet this issues?

If you can't find the data sources panel, you should be able to open the Data Source by navigating to View->Data Source, click on it, then the Data Source list would show out:


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Hi @v-siky-msft ,

I'm using Power  Apps release # 3.19104.33. Is that the studio version? I'm not sure.

When I use IE there is no option to add a data source when I attempt to click data on the left hand side, or the "View" tab > "Data"

When I use Chrome I can see the data source I'm connected to, if I create an App using from "Start from data" option. However, PowerApps is not giving me an option to add another data source. Likewise, in Chrome, when I start from blank, PowerApps doesn't give me an option to connect to a data source. Please help.

Hi @tomgardzinski ,


Can you try this in the latest PowerApps version 3.19111.26?

Please login to,  open the app and publish it.

Best regards,


Hello @v-siky-msft 

I tried what you have outlined and it did not fix the issue.


I did notice that when I tried in Chrome it looked like it was going to open in the pic below, however it flipped back to the default.

First:no data connection8.PNG

But then switched to:

no data connection7.PNG

Then in Chrome after opening the app my data sources did not show, nor could I add another data source:no data connection4.PNG


In Firefox it was perceived that the app was opened with the upgrade Power Apps version you intended me to open in as illustrated:no data connection6.PNG

However, after opening the app and reviewing data sources, my data sources were listed but I was unable to add a data source :

no data mozilla.PNG


In summary, this did not fix the issue.

Here is what fixed the problem. Turn this off and then it worked.

data experience off.PNG

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Lost quite a bit of time on this.....pretty rediculous to force an "upgrade" that breaks funtionality....  Glad I found this post.  Thank you !

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For me it was turning off of the "explicit column selection" option that solved the issue


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