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Benedikt
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Link Field from Sharepoint

Hi all

 

I'm looking for a way to retrieve the "description" field of a URL/link collumn of a Sharepoint list. All I seem to be able to get is the link. Any ideas?

 

Thanks

Benedikt

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v-xida-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Benedikt ,

Do you want to retrieve the "Description" field (display text) of the Hyperlink column of your SP list within an canvas app?

 

If you want to retrieve the "Description" field (display text) of the Hyperlink column of your SP list within an canvas app, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

 

Currently, the "Description" field (display text) of the Hyperlink column in a SP list is not supported within PowerApps, if you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

As an alternative solution, you could consider add a Single text column (called "Description") in your SP list to store the description info about the corresponding URL Link. Then within your app, you could get the Description field value directly.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Pstork1
Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

The only description field I am aware of for a Hyperlink column in SharePoint is the description on the column itself.  The individual items in the column only have a Link URL.  There is no text description associated with them. So i'm not sure what you are trying to retrieve.



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yashag2255
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Hey @Benedikt 

 

I am afraid, currently we do not have this functionality supported in PowerApps.
 
Please up vote to the idea created on the forum:
If you will tell us more about your scenario, how are you going to use this description, maybe we can help you with a workaround for it.
 
Hope this helps!
 
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v-xida-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Benedikt ,

Do you want to retrieve the "Description" field (display text) of the Hyperlink column of your SP list within an canvas app?

 

If you want to retrieve the "Description" field (display text) of the Hyperlink column of your SP list within an canvas app, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

 

Currently, the "Description" field (display text) of the Hyperlink column in a SP list is not supported within PowerApps, if you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

As an alternative solution, you could consider add a Single text column (called "Description") in your SP list to store the description info about the corresponding URL Link. Then within your app, you could get the Description field value directly.

 

Best regards,

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

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