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PowerApss does not support folders in SharePoint lists when creating new items

Currently, when you create a new item using a SharePoint list customized form, PowerApps does not support list folders. Meaning, it is always created at the root level of the list regardless of the folder you are in when you create it.

To avoid the 5000 limit of items in lists, when often use folders. But if PowerApps cannot place newly created items in folders... well it's useless.

So, if you could please provide PowerApps with the support of folders, it'd be great.

Thanks.

Status: Started

Assuming that document libaries are the target for folders here, and not lists (since SharePoint Lists do not support folders), the work is started. I don't have an estimated release date yet, but will keep updating this item as the work progresses.

 

Thank you,

Audrie

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Flow Staff
Status changed to: Started

Assuming that document libaries are the target for folders here, and not lists (since SharePoint Lists do not support folders), the work is started. I don't have an estimated release date yet, but will keep updating this item as the work progresses.

 

Thank you,

Audrie

Level 10

Hi @Audrie-MSFT,

 

Glad to hear you've started to work on this topic...

Nevertheless, the target for this topic are both document libraries AND lists since they DO support folders as well (I'm surprised you state the opposite): you just need to activate the option on the list's adavanced properties page.

And in fact, that's exactly why in the first place I asked for this feature: because I am precisely in a situation where I use folders in a list and I need the items to be created by PowerApps in the active folder at the moment of the "New" action.

 

Would it be possible for you/your team to target both document libraries AND lists while you work on this feature ?

 

Emmanuel

Flow Staff

@egallis----I was sure enough able to validate that folders in lists are possible too! (Thank you because in the 10 years I've been working in SharePoint - I have never used Folders in lists. I feel like I owe you swag just for stumping me LOL)

 

Sure will add it to the feature request - but that work is not started. Only library folders. Consider list folders under review.

 

Thank you again for your clarifications, and your patience, 

Audrie

Level 10

Hi @Audrie-MSFT,

 

Glad I could remind you of this... Smiley Wink

It's true it's not really recommended and I rarely use it as well but I'm in a particular situation here where my customer needs to dispatch hiring contracts data located in a "Contracts" list in differents folders (one folder for each facility) because of permission needs (people located in each facility sees only the contracts from their own facility). I would have perefered to create one list for each facility but since I can't copy easily the form customization done with PowerApps from one list to another... QED !

About the delay, I needed this for the end of the week (of course !) since I am going to deliver my forms to my customer on friday... In the meantime I'll set up a flow to move the items to the corresponding folder...

Keep me posted as soon as it becomes available for lists... Smiley Happy

Thanks for the help anyway...

Emmanuel

 

Level: Powered On

Hi, does that mean PowerApps will be able to load data stored in a grouped Sharepoint/OneDrive ( like excel file ) ?

Level 10

@JulieTE, I d'ont undestand your question... Could you be more specific ?

Level: Powered On

I have been redirected from another forum I am not sure this is the right topic. I was asking for a connector to load data from sharepoint group files (xlsx) to PowerApps, as it does not seem to exist yet.

Also, I tried to load data from a sharepoint group list and I am missing the first column, is there any reason for this ?

Level 10

Hi @JulieTE,

You're right, you're not in the right forum... I think you should post your questions over here:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Discussion/bd-p/PowerAppsForum1

Cheers,

Emmanuel