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Sharepoint Folder as datasource

Please give ability to use share point folders as data storage.

One drive for business is ok, but for sharing files with others, sharepoint folders would be ace.

Status: Planned
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Microsoft Employee

Until this is implemented, here's a solution that utilizes Microsoft Flow:

 

  1. In PowerApps have your data source connect to OneDrive for Business and save data from your PowerApp to a file type you're trying to use on SharePoint. 
    1. Make sure you have a save confirmation screen that we'll use in a future step
  2. Create a Microsoft Flow Triggered by PowerApps
  3. Make a Step using the OneDrive for Business connector and use the Get File Content Action
  4. Make the next Step the SharePoint connector and use the Update File Action feeding the previous Step's file content in to the File content Field in this Step.
  5. Save the Flow
  6. In PowerApps go to your App and select the save confirmation screen we made in step 1, then select the Action tab at the top of the page and select Flows
  7. Select the Flow you created and saved in step 5, close the Run paranthesis, this will set the Flow to trigger OnVisible to the selected screen by default

 

At least, that's how I worked around the issue that this connector has been in "planned" for 2 years now.

 

Caveat: The OneDrive connector in Flow can only guarantee a successful connection once an hour. 

Level: Powered On

Over two years and still crickets.  What is your problem?  You're adding all of these other connectors that literally like, three people in the world might use, and yet you *still* aren't supporting connections to *your own products*.  

TDC
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Hi Microsoft!

 

It seems very contradictive that a power app can be build on top of files (aka Excel) from with OneDrive for Business but not from a file (aka Excel) within Sharepoint. 

This would be hugh beneficial for companies to avoid the person-depended-onedrive and start using the company-depended-sharepoint environment.

Level 8

Really need this feature!!! We can't depend on one single person's "Onedrive" - Too many issues with security and no confidence with that option. Please set this up ASAP!!!

 

Thank you.

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Hey MS... juts to beat on the dead horse here... we need this ASAP. Thanks

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Any news?

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Hi,

 

i have just started using Powerapps. I won't go any further without excel databases in Sharepoint

Since the functionnality is "planned", can you at least tell us for when it is planned ?

 

Thanks,

Christophe

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@Audrie-MSFT and @MWilliams86 ,

 

Do you have any date for this main update ? 

 

Thanks in advance