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VisibleFilm
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Gallery Form not seeing new fields added to SharePoint list

Hi all, I'm working on a gallery form that was created by a coworker.  It's datasource is connected to a SharePoint list - I've added new fields to the SharePoint list that I would like to add to the form, but I do not seem to be able to access the new fields when I click on "Edit Fields", even though I've refereshed the data source several times.  Is it not possible to see fields added to a SP list after the gallery form has been created?

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Thanks Russel!  Turns out it was just a timing issue - I walked away from the machine for 20 minutes, did another refresh of the data source and was able to see the fields.  Thanks again for your response.

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RusselThomas
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Hi @VisibleFilm ,

 

You certainly can add fields to the source after connecting your PowerApp to it, and usually a simple refresh of the connector/data source will make the new fields available to you.

I have noticed that Data Grids are sometimes a little temperamental when you mess with their source and I sometimes have to delete and recreate them, but generally this works fine with other controls like Galleries.

 

There are a couple of things you can try to see if the new fields are there even if the Gallery isn't showing them;

Try collecting the gallery and then viewing the collection.

ClearCollect(collectColumns, SPOList)  //view using the View, Collections menu

Create a Text label and set it's Text: property to SPOList. and see whether the new columns appear in the prompt list after the period.

 

Create a blank app and add a new Gallery connected to the source to see if the fields appear there.

If they do, add another Gallery to the current app and see if they appear.

 

Lastly, make sure your gallery is connected directly to the source and not a collection - if it's connected to a collection you may need to refresh the collection as well before the fields become available to the gallery.

 

Kind regards,

 

RT

Thanks Russel!  Turns out it was just a timing issue - I walked away from the machine for 20 minutes, did another refresh of the data source and was able to see the fields.  Thanks again for your response.

v-xida-msft
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Hi @VisibleFilm ,

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