Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

PowerApp not editable anymore, Formula bar stuck showing FirstScreen.Fill

EDIT: Please, if you're only reading/posting here because you want older PowerApps versions, please open your own or use a different thread.
I still have gotten nothing helpful back on my original post:

image.pngPlease be so kind as to read my full post before responding.
Thank you for your consideration.

I have reported my issue already previously in the forums
and have already submitted a ticket
but, I have so far not yet received anything useful to fix my issue.
Thus, I am re-posting again to extend the reach of my call for help.

I only have one (but the most complex and important one) PowerApp that is affected.
I had/have one quite complex PowerApp that I have started working on last November.
It contains, among other things, 13 MultiSelect Option fields in Dynamics and a workaround for the ComboBox in PowerApps using Checkboxes since my bosses didn't like the whole-screen-filling-irritating-x-in-corner-look of the ComboBox (when pulled down) in the Android App.

That App worked fine until April.
Then I had to switch on the new CDS/OptionSet features for various reasons
This naturally broke all existing MultiSelect OptionSet related properties, and introduced (in a previously working app with 0 errors) ~1000 (mostly syntax) errors.
Working through the last month, I had managed to fix most of these

but now (passing through several PowerApps versions in the meanwhile) I am stuck at a state where PowerApps Studio effectively prohibits me from continuing my work.

The user interface seems responsive.

  1. The formula input is "stuck" showing the Fill property of the First screen.
    When I actually select this property, the formula input appears working
    however, changing the Lead.Fill property does nothing, the change doesn't take.
    Selecting any other control/property still yields the formula line showing Lead.Fill, though grayed out/disabled.
  2. Trying to Save the App does nothing, the same for Save As, and Save on Computer
  3. Changing App properties and/or Advanced settings does nothing.
    The feature toggles don't work
  4. The PowerApps Studio tab and Session at some point times out without me having been able to do anything.

For all intents and purposes I have apparently wasted my time since the switch to new CDS features since I can't currently finish this PowerApp into a workable state.
Please do comment if you have experienced a similar issue.
If you do actually work or know someone who works in the actual PowerApps team, please do help me escalate my issue.
The support staff from Mindtree Limited have not been able to help me yet.

App ID: c106ea27-99b0-41e6-818a-190467867ecf
Excerpt of nonworking sessions:
Session ID: 65f7c777-468a-4823-9a0e-06789dfea55f
PowerApps 3.19042.26
Session ID: c20946ac-7b2a-4822-a588-105a9bac62ac
PowerApps 3.19042.26
Session ID: 487e9c6c-a071-411a-b9d1-fed42a310764
PowerApps 3.19045.16



This only works for initial load. Seemingly the app checker runs whenever it wants during development which causes much confusion and delays.


We either need to understand what invokes the app checker or ways to defer it. Additionally, it would be lovely to be able to get an ETA for completion. I have been sitting on a checking time period of well over 25 minutes now for an app I was in mid development. I have no idea when/if it will finish and at some point I need to make the decision to just quit and start over again. Probably a half hour-hour worth of lost work. 

Not applicable

Hi - did anyone else have any ideas about this? I have the same issue just reoccurred and no matter what I do I cannot get the app back to an editable state (exporting, restoring old version, etc).  It is bizarre that this is happening with restored versions from months ago, long before this error every occurred - leads me to believe this must be something to do with a changed authoring version or something? (and no, changing the authoring version doesn't fix the issue because the app is left in a state where you cant change the authoring version!)


I had this issue a few months ago and raised a ticket with MS - after a couple of days they were still not able to resolve.  I stumbled upon a solution through trial and error which was to export the app, then import it but to a different tenancy.  Save it, then export and re-import it back into our production tenancy.  That "unlocked" whatever was causing the loop or corruption and I was able to continue. 


However, this time, that "workaround" isn't working and I am left with a broken app!  


Anyone with any thoughts?



Helpful resources

UG GA Amplification 768x460.png

Launching new user group features

Learn how to create your own user groups today!

Community Connections 768x460.jpg

Community & How To Videos

Check out the new Power Platform Community Connections gallery!

M365 768x460.jpg

Microsoft 365 Collaboration Conference | December 7–9, 2021

Join us, in-person, December 7–9 in Las Vegas, for the largest gathering of the Microsoft community in the world.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (2,533)