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[?] Model based app - Mapping from SharePoint fails for Person or Group and Choice fields

Model based app - Mapping from SharePoint

 

SharePoint list 

column A is type: Person or Group

column b is type: Choice

 

CDS Entity Editor 

In the new CDS Entity Editor there is no field type option for Person Name so I chose to use a Text field type thinking the name value would be returned and not the ID.

 

Power Query Editor - Mapping

column B, Choice type is not surfaced

Column A - Only the ID is surfaced, which is an int. The ID value fails to map to the CDS Text field.

 

Expected Outcome:

SharePoint Choice fields should map to CDS Option Set

SharePoint Person or Group fields should either map to CDS Text field or a CDS Person Name field which is not available in this version. Person Name is available in Canvas Based Apps ?

 

 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: [?] Model based app - Mapping from SharePoint fails for Person or Group and Choice fields

SharePoint People field is record based, which is known as lookup type.

And the lookup type defined under Common Data Service and the SharePoint list is different.

This should be considered as a current limitation when it comes to Entity mapping.

 

Please consider submit it as an idea (or user voice), to suggest the Model based App to fully support the SharePoint field mapping.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

Regards,

Michael

 

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
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Power Apps Staff CWesener
Power Apps Staff

Re: [?] Model based app - Mapping from SharePoint fails for Person or Group and Choice fields

Adding @AngeloMollame from the Data integration team.

Thanks,
Clay.

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