Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
New Member

Submit Button on App

Hi All, I am brand new to power apps and have just created a form as an app from scratch, I dont want it to lnk to any data as its just a free txt/name and date fields.  How do I create a submit button on the end of the form and then where and how does the data submitted on the app get stored?

Thanks, Clare.

Community Support
Community Support

Hi Clare,
We could use SubmitForm function in the Onselect Property of a Button control to save any changes in a From control to the data source. So you should connect a data source to you App and use SubmitForm function to save data to your data source. This article about NewForm, SubmitForm, and RestForm functions in PowerApps would be a reference for you.


The article link is:

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

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



You have 2-options to start with:

1. Create apps from data (either from Excel in Dropbox, Onedrive or Entities from CDM)

- In this case, you shall create a Table in Excel and save them in Dropbox or OneDrive, connected to your PowerApps

- Connection: this will be directed to web.powerapps. com for you to connect yo your desired dropbox or onedrive account

In this case, PowerApps will auto-generate for you NewForm, Submit Form, EditForm


2. Create apps from scratch.

- As above, you shall either have Excel (with Table format) in Dropbox / OneDrive (Conencted earlier) or Entities created (in CDM)

- Then, once you had launch PowerApps, goto Datasource, connect to desired Dropbox / OneDrive / CDM, and choose the Excel or Entities which contain your tables / Entities

In this case, you got to design your own, especially using Context Variable, etc.


Hope this helps in giving you a clearer picture of creating (a) Standard Apps (b) Apps as you wish.


Thanks and have a nice day.

- Simplest way of creating apps will be: A browse screen (add a Text Gallery, and selec the Items, that's the table), then add another screen for you to navigate to from your Gallery (for Viewing or Editing) or Add additional data

(View: in one screen; Edit / Add New in another screen)




Helpful resources

New Badges

New Solution Badges!

Check out our new profile badges recognizing authored solutions!

New Power Super Users


We are excited to announce the Power Apps Super Users!

Power Apps Community Call

Power Apps Community Call: February

Did you miss the call? Check out the Power Apps Community Call here.

Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite

Join digitally, March 2–4, 2021 to explore new tech that's ready to implement. Experience the keynote in mixed reality through AltspaceVR!

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (82,244)