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Helper III

Reading from text document in SharePoint

Hello community,


i have a small question. I have saved a textfile (like in attachments) were i have put some information. Is it possible to read them and save them in different variables in Power Apps. After reading and saving i only want to display them.

I  have (for example) 10 computer and i want to save for example 10 of these text documents (one for each computer) in an SharePoint folder. The "keys/titles" are always the same only the values are changing. I dont want always to open them and search for the specific keys and values. The App should open them all together and over a gallery i want to switch through the docs to show only the important thinks out of the text file.


I have structured all docs in the same "format" : Name, Operating system, OS version, user, Producer. Only the values of these keys are changing. What also is important, it should always look in these files after/before the app is started, maybe there are changes done.


I hope someone can help me with that.

Thank you.



Best regards,


Super User
Super User

hi @CanD , quick question to you :), is there any reason this must be a text file, can't it be a list in SharePoint containing all the information for the pc's? reading text files will involve a power automate flow which seems a bit of an overkill unless you really need to go that way.


Hi @rubin_boer , thank you for the answer. Unfortunately it can not be a list. I know a sharepoint list would solve this problem really quick. We have some computer and all of them are sending us a textfile with these status informations. Thats why it can not be a sharepoint list...

Helper III
Helper III


I am thinking at the moment to use JSON instead of a textfile, but the question is still the same. Can I take out of the JSON file the individual values via MS Power Automate and save them in PowerApps in various variables or possibly a collection?

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