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Custom Picklists

Can we please have the ability to build customised picklists - and modify the default ones.

Status: Planned

Hi Graham!


We agree this is very important!  We're working on this now.  Will keep you posted 🙂


New Member

Any update on this? I was really liking the look of PowerApps to move our companies order tracking system to but the lack of custom Picklists makes it completely unsuitable.


I'd think this would be a pretty basic feature to have!

Advocate V

Hi BenClist,


The workaround is to create a new entity for your list, then use a relationship/lookup. That's what I have done so far and it works - a bit more cumbersome but at least you car reuse the entity for multiple lookups.

Responsive Resident

I just wasted an hour because that's how long ti took me to create an entity but could not save it because of missing picklists. when i tried to create them, i found you cannot yet. and when i returned to Entities, my partially complete Incident was gone.


To make matters worse, i don't see anything in the Create Entity form that lets me "use a relationship/lookup."


At the moment, CDS is a non-starter. Oh well, back to SQL Server...

Power Apps

Hi mcorning,


We will be adding support for custom picklist soon.


For creating relationships you can create a new relation under the relationship tab.



New Member

This is good very News as these are required everywhere and creating lookups is rather cumbersome.

New Member

another problem with picklists,  I am trying to edit a field based on the results of  'Yes' being selected from a picklist on a field asking a question.  Where can I find an example of the proper way to do this. I have tried it a couple of ways and can't get the proper results.

Power Automate
Status changed to: Planned
Frequent Visitor

This is essential. Most forms require a "dropdown" of standardized values and custom picklists is a great way of implementing this feature in a way that can be quickly updated across apps.


At the moment two features for custom picklists would be nice:

1. Showing the picklist's "Display Name" instead of "Name" in the Powerapps dropdown

2. When applied as a filter, it'd be nice to be able to apply a boolean evaluation using "*" to evaluate all possible values of the picklist. When applied to context variables that are used to apply a filter, "*" as a value to evaluate a picklists against is very useful in order to return all picklist's values.

New Member

Does this feature exist yet? It's currently explained in the help files but it doesn't work. When I click on Picklist, it takes me to the list of powerapps and ask me if i want to create an app. This is an essential feature. Please let me know if it can be done or not. Thank you.