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Forms not appearing



I have created a user form to manually create data, but when I run the app, the screen appears blank stating 'No item to display'.


I have mirrored all settings from another app where this works, and even linked the current app to the same data source, but when in preview/live it still appears as a blank page.


Any help would be appreciated,



Helper I
Helper I

If there is no data currently in your data source, then the form will need to be run as a NewForm instead of an EditForm. This can easily be accomplished by creating an Button, and setting its On Select property to NewForm(Form Name). So if your form name was simply Form1, then it would be NewForm(Form1).

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Hi @JWilding,


In addition to the Data Source property, you also need to configure the Item propety of the form control.

After you have specified the Data Source, select the Form control again, you should notice there are hidden cards listed in the right panel of the form control, we need to un-hide them to have the form display the proper fields.

In addition, as form control only works with single record, so if you would like the form control to display with data, you need specify a single record with the Item property, for example:

Item = first(Datasource)

See screenshots:


Please also take a look at the aritcle below, which talking about form controls:

Understand data forms in Microsoft PowerApps

Edit form and Display form controls in PowerApps

If you need any further assistance on this, please post back.



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