Save attachments to SharePoint list item

Status: Started
by KREI on ‎10-14-2016 01:26 PM



My main blocking point right now, is that I can not attach files to SharePoint list via PoweApps edit forms.

I can create app which can manage orders in SharePoint list for my company in few seconds, but we are forced to keep original email request in list. For this we are using InfoPath which works fine, but PowerApps should be much more suitable solution.


Also we are using same procedure but with excel forms, for that is also important to be able to EDIT excel/word... attachment directly on SharePoint. So what I would like to have in DisplayForm/edit form, when I click on excel file attached, it will open my excel, let me edit it and save it back directly to SharePoint like is possible now with forms on SharePoint.


Once I will have those 2 things in PowerApps, my live will be much more easier! Smiley Surprised


Would like to use PowerApps in our company, but right now... its not possible

Status: Started

Keeping status to in progress until we complete the basic add/read scenarios for the new control.

by Jan
on ‎12-01-2016 06:53 AM

Please could someone on the PowerApps team give an idea of roughly when this functionality may be available?



by RBooth
on ‎12-22-2016 01:36 AM



Saving attachments to Sharepoint lists would be a huge benefit. Is Jan's request above of some rough ETA on this functionality possible?



by DaRockWildCoder
on ‎12-22-2016 06:48 AM

Hi there,


I have to create a Sharepoint Workflow in our Office 365 Sharepoint company account.
I have created a list with specific site-columns in Sharepoint Designer.
After, I have started a new PowerApp Form app bind directly to this list.

The problem is that I don't find an easy way to show the imported document in the details view.

Is there a way to show imported documents from the creation form to the details form and store this document in the Sharepoint list instance ?


Another question...


Can we create BPMN Diagrams including global measures, assign these BPM lanes to Office365 Groups
and bind BPM activities with PowerApps Form as assigned tasks to the associates group lane ?





by Cédric
on ‎01-04-2017 09:36 AM

This is a must have.

Ability to work (CRUD) with document library AND list item's attachements

by AMT-James
on ‎01-06-2017 04:07 AM

Photo upload to a SharePoint list would be great. Has anyone tried the suggested upload to Azure Storage successfully. We are thinking of trying this route but don't want to do lots of bespoke work only for PowerApps to support photo upload natively a few months later.

by Jan
on ‎01-06-2017 04:24 AM

I followed this article, to use Azure blob storage for attachments and it does indeed work.

by AMT-James
on ‎01-06-2017 04:32 AM

Good to know that does work. I assume there is nothing in the roadmap for this being built in soon so this will be the best option for a while?

by EllenKong
on ‎01-09-2017 09:11 AM

We are using PowerApps for Change Requests and having the ability to attach a schematic or specification to the request would be really helpful!

by Bryndís
on ‎01-20-2017 06:08 AM

We will not be able to fase out Infopath unless we get the option to attach files/images to the PowerApp.


by MelindaK
on ‎02-09-2017 02:18 AM

Same here, attaching files to SharePoint items is definately a must have. I have just created an app to replace an old InfoPath form and I just realised that the attachement functionality doesn't work...


Can we please have an update if this is going to be implemented and when?

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