cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
leo-gan
New Member

How to connect a Contact list?

I have several options to provide a list of contacts:

  • Contacts from Office365 (from Outlook?)
  • Contacts from SharePoint
  • Contacts from database
  • Contacts from csv file

All those options work for me. How to coonect to any of these lists? Please, advise.

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
v-yamao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi Leo-gan,

 

It seems that currently we are not able to connect to a contact list directly.


>Contacts from Office365 (from Outlook?)
You could try to export contacts and save it as Excel, then format the Excel as table, upload it to OneDrive or Drop box, then connect to the Excel file.
This file about “Export contacts from Outlook” for a reference:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Export-contacts-from-Outlook-10f09abd-643c-4495-bb80-543714...

 

>Contacts from SharePoint
We are able to create a connection to SharePoint custom list but not able to connect to a default SharePoint list.
Please check this document for more details:
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/tutorials/connection-sharepoint-online/

 

>Contacts from database
Which database do you mean?

 

>Contacts from csv file
CSV file is currently not available to PowerApps. You could convert it to Excel file then create a connection to the Excel table.

 

Please consider to submit an idea on PowerApps Ideas Forum about all these requests. I will also report this from my side.

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

2 REPLIES 2
v-yamao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi Leo-gan,

 

It seems that currently we are not able to connect to a contact list directly.


>Contacts from Office365 (from Outlook?)
You could try to export contacts and save it as Excel, then format the Excel as table, upload it to OneDrive or Drop box, then connect to the Excel file.
This file about “Export contacts from Outlook” for a reference:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Export-contacts-from-Outlook-10f09abd-643c-4495-bb80-543714...

 

>Contacts from SharePoint
We are able to create a connection to SharePoint custom list but not able to connect to a default SharePoint list.
Please check this document for more details:
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/tutorials/connection-sharepoint-online/

 

>Contacts from database
Which database do you mean?

 

>Contacts from csv file
CSV file is currently not available to PowerApps. You could convert it to Excel file then create a connection to the Excel table.

 

Please consider to submit an idea on PowerApps Ideas Forum about all these requests. I will also report this from my side.

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
AHanlon
New Member

We're you aiming to use the Contacts power app like a phonebook? And did you find a workable solution?

I've got an excel file with contact details and want to turn it into a client phonebook. Any pointers would be much appreciated.

Helpful resources

Announcements
PA Virtual Workshop Carousel 768x460.png

Register for a Free Workshop

This training provides practical hands-on experience in creating Power Apps solutions in a full-day of instructor-led App creation workshop.

Microsoft Build 768x460.png

Microsoft Build is May 24-26. Have you registered yet?

Come together to explore latest innovations in code and application development—and gain insights from experts from around the world.

May UG Leader Call Carousel 768x460.png

What difference can a User Group make for you?

At the monthly call, connect with other leaders and find out how community makes your experience even better.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (3,020)