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Helper II
Helper II

inability to easily send powerapps form in email is a significant product deficit imho

Once upon a time, Microsoft had a delightful little product called InfoPath that excelled in making lovely portable forms that worked quite nicely in SharePoint and Outlook context.


PowerApps reminds me a lot of the user interface of InfoPath forms design, but hopped up on steroids, with occasional huge deficit. The inability to easily forward a form in email is the biggest product deficiency I have yet encountered.


I was able to cobble together a rough facsimile of the view form designed in PowerApps, using Power Automate  "when an item is created -> send an email" and essentially rebuilding the form with dynamic content. The glaring issue with this is that the tools to scarf the form bits in an email body are not near as productive as those I used in PowerApps to generate the mobile/sharepoint form in the first place, plus the work to essentially redesign the already built form with crude tools is rather laborious. 


This looks to me like an excellent opportunity to enhance PowerApps/Automate functionality. 


It may be that my view on this is colored by not having found the secret yet... but judging by all the vlogs and utube clips out in the either on this subject I think I'm not alone. 

Dual Super User
Dual Super User

If you share a Power App with someone you can easily send them an email with the URL for the app.  But since licensing is required even for external users these is no way to send the form to someone anonymously.  Just check the Details page for the app and you will find the Web link URL to past in an email.  Clicking on that link will load and run the app.


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Thanks for the reply, I am quite aware that each item in a SharePoint list has a link url, that I can send to whomever, and they in turn can open the link.


PowerApps  form work fine in SharePoint context, but also are accessable on my iphone with powerapps applet. 


Most often people will see an email on their smart phone. I can open PowerApps app on my iphone, and then find items, edit, create new etc. It would be nice to have same form look and feel in email notifications.

I'm not raising this as a problem to put a bandaid on, as much as a request for enhancement that will hopefully make it back to product development engineering. 

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