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David8
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SharePoint Multiline Text Input Control with Appended Text

I have a multiline text box in SharePoint to capture general comments from Power Apps using SharePoint's appended text feature, and it works as I want it to. However, when I retrieve the information using a Lookup in PowerApps, my form only picks up the last entry submitted to SharePoint. The other appended text items aren't visible. Is there a way I can call all of the text items in a multiline text box?

 

I did notice that each item of text is assigned a version number when it is entered in SharePoint. Here is a screenshot of a test. PowerApps only retrieves version 3072.

 

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This is appended text.

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This is for Appending Text

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This is for Test.

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Pstork1
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The append to Text functionality in SharePoint is special.  It stores each comment in the field as a specific comment for that version.  Then at runtime it retrieves all the back versions and combines the output.  Power apps doesn't know how to do that so you only get the most recent comment.  I have used an HTTP REST call in a flow to retrieve all the versions and get the comments to return to Power apps, but its pretty labor intensive.



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The append to Text functionality in SharePoint is special.  It stores each comment in the field as a specific comment for that version.  Then at runtime it retrieves all the back versions and combines the output.  Power apps doesn't know how to do that so you only get the most recent comment.  I have used an HTTP REST call in a flow to retrieve all the versions and get the comments to return to Power apps, but its pretty labor intensive.



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