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How to perform a lookup on an external sharepoint list?

Hi,

 

Can someone tell me how I would perform a lookup on an external list?

 

For example a list looks like:

 

Title/Created/Modified

 

If, on a gallery, a button is clicked next to it's title. The lookup, looks up the title on the external list but brings back the Created date or modified. 

 

This leads me to question whether a powerapp needs to have the data somewhere displayed or hidden, but ultimately present within the powerapp before any filter or lookup can be performed on it. What I mean is I've failed to lookup or filter anything from the SharePoint list entirely.

I've realised there are easier ways to do such things but I'm ironing out a few things with the functions before I use them!

 

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Re: How to perform a lookup on an external sharepoint list?

Hi @cardinalpipkin,

 

This can be achieved for sure. You need to first added the external list to the datasources in the app. Further on, use the lookup function to get the desired field from the related entity. For your reference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh1tDVyJLFI&feature=youtu.be

 

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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Re: How to perform a lookup on an external sharepoint list?

Hi @cardinalpipkin,

 

This can be achieved for sure. You need to first added the external list to the datasources in the app. Further on, use the lookup function to get the desired field from the related entity. For your reference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh1tDVyJLFI&feature=youtu.be

 

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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Re: How to perform a lookup on an external sharepoint list?

Thanks Mona, that's a great help.

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