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RTW
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Tell if an entry was created by PowerApps

Hi everyone. This is a question about Sharepoint more than PowerApps but its kind of related so I figure I'd ask anyway.

 

I have a sharepoint list, and there are three ways that we add lines to it

 

1) For single records, we have a powerapp

2) For a medium sized number of records, we copy and paste them directly into Sharepoint Online via Quick Edit

3) For large number of records, I have a Flow set up that will pull information from Excel into Sharepoint

 

For a given entry, is there a way I can see how it is entered? I know that there is/was a feild in SharePoint that recorded "App Created By" but I can't seem to find it. Is that still available? Where do I find that information?

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BenFetters
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Re: Tell if an entry was created by PowerApps

I'm not sure if that field is still available or not, but hopefully this could sort of solve the problem.

 

Maybe try adding a "FromPowerApps" field in your list and make it a yes/no field and make its default value equal no. Then in your form you could just have the value set to Yes so that whenever PowerApps is used the value will always be yes. I know that's kind of a short cut fix but hopefully that helps somehow! 

Let me know if any of that didn't make sense at all.

 

Kind regards,

Ben

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BenFetters
Level 8

Re: Tell if an entry was created by PowerApps

I'm not sure if that field is still available or not, but hopefully this could sort of solve the problem.

 

Maybe try adding a "FromPowerApps" field in your list and make it a yes/no field and make its default value equal no. Then in your form you could just have the value set to Yes so that whenever PowerApps is used the value will always be yes. I know that's kind of a short cut fix but hopefully that helps somehow! 

Let me know if any of that didn't make sense at all.

 

Kind regards,

Ben

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TopShelf-MSFT
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Re: Tell if an entry was created by PowerApps

Thanks for posting in the community @RTW - can you review the above reply and advise if it answers your question?

 

Thank you,

 

@TopShelf-MSFT 

RTW
Level 8

Re: Tell if an entry was created by PowerApps

@BenFetters 

That's the direction I was l;eaning if there wasn't another solution. I was hoping to be able to go back and see which entries were already created either through powerapps or another method. I suppose that might not be possible so if its important its good to design for that from the get-go.

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