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pifls
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Include SharePoint list in a solution

I have a PowerApp which uses a SharePoint lists as a database. 

I would like to sell that app on AppSource and for that I need a solution package with my app.

My question is could I somehow include these SharePoint lists in a solution? 

For the app to work well the data source must have specific fields of specific type, that's why it's important. 

 

If it's not possible I guess I would have to use the CDS entities for that and tell customers that if they don't have Power Apps Plan they could use SharePoint lists instead (since CDS connection require Power Apps Plan and SharePoint not).

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VijayTailor
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Hi ,

You can use the Power Automate to create a list and filed with a specific name that your app required.

and ask to run flow before using the App.

you can find the ways on the Internet , Like how to create a list with filed using power Automate.

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PaulD1
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You can use PowerShell to save the definition of a list as an xml file and then create a new list based on the xml file.

To deploy, the customer would need to install PowerShell and the SPOnline extensions, then run your PowerShell script, providing the destination SharePoint site and enter the log-in credentials for an account with the necessary permissions in SharePoint to create your list.

I think your customer would also have to add the connection to the SharePoint list in your Power App.

So there would be work to be done by your customer, but with good instructions it should not be very complex and maybe take 10 minutes.

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