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Opening attachment (PDF) on Sharepoint List from PowerApp application

I am creating a Sharepoint site to store PDF with important metadata. I cant connect with a SP Library, and with the List, I havent been able to access to the attached PDF from a PowerApp.


Would appreciate your help!


Regards, Chris

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Hi @Absolute (Chris),


Working with Attachments from SharePoint list currently is not supported under PowerApps, and this has been submitted as an idea:

Save attachments to SharePoint list item

Please vote it up if that also meet your requirements.





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Save, and also to able to open, and preview them would be awesome. Thank you
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Hi guys, 


I have a library with PDF documents; the documents have meta data columns which are a mixture of text, date/time, Yes/No (tickbox), choice, managed metadata and calculated columns. 


I've been able to connect to the library using the custom list workaround and access the metadata. I've also been able to add a pdf icon file and add a launch command to the 'OnSelect' action: Launch(ThisItem.'{Link}') which would allow a user to open the pdf file from directly within the app. 


Historically, when pressing the PDF icon, it would access the file and open it in a pdf viewer app on the mobile (typically OneDrive PDF viewer). 


Up until ~mid-November this was working fine. However now when I try the same action, I get a message stating that the file cannot be downloaded. If I access the file directly in the browser it works. Does anyone know why this might be happening? 

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