PowerApps Ideas

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Would be great to have something similar to the below picture to be added to text controls so users can bullet some of their text. This doesn't seem to be possible at the moment or i can't find any information on how to do this. 


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Power App DOESN'T support Repeating Section

Status: Need Info
by shrinivasJ 2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago

We have developped a power app to manage "Travel Requests".

We wanted to add itineraries (flight, Train,  Bus, Hotel) to travel request which is repeating in nature.

However Power App doesn't support Repeating Sections. Is Microsoft planning to include this in Power Apps ?

If YES, tentatively by when will it be available for developers. 

I think, this is MUST & critically needed to address most of the business needs in day today life.

Will appreciate your early response on this !

Status: Need Info

Would you please take a look at this webinar? It's where we discuss how this is done in PowerApps. Please let us know if this means your requirements.




Thank you for your continued feedback and support,



Application Restart

Status: New
by wjhepworth a week ago


Presently, it is extremely difficult to force OnStart events and OnVisible events to predictably fire when going between development and preview modes.  Strongly recommend a simple Restart button that allows the OnStart event to fire predictably when entering Preview mode.


I would love to be able to set a Regular Expression (for a format string) on an input textbox like "###-##-####" for SSN or "(999) 999-9999" for a telephone number.  I was directed to post my suggested idea here as I understand that Power Apps does not yet support formatting regular expressions.


Thanks and keep up the great work with this excellent app.  


As a side note, I did see a suggestion to NOT include all of a sharepoint's list items when connecting to a list as I currently am working on one that has 72 items and it takes a while to load up.

No joke, I have spent half an hour waiting for a form to load, then removing useless fields, after connecting to a Sharepoint list.

Status: Under Review

Currently the PowerApps Custom Form in SharePoint will only work if the modern experience is enabled. If the user clicks the "Return to classic SharePoint" in the browser then the out of the box SharePoint list form is used instead of the PowerApps Custom Form. If a PowerApps Custom Form is being used in a list then the Classic toggle link shouldn't prevent the custom form from being displayed.

Status: Declined

Currently the PowerApps integration with SharePoint is only available on the modern experience. Although this has been requested before, the classic experience architecture does not allow for this service. 


You may have noted that you now have the "go to classic experience" and "return to modern experience" link on the lower right of the page on SharePoint whenever you need to bouce back and forth between the two.


Thank you for your patience as we grow these experiences. Your continued support and feedback are highly appreciated.



I may be leaving the company I am with soon, and I'd prefer to be able to change ownership of the application to another developer.  They have "Can Edit", but I'd just be more comfortable doing so.


The current forum recommendation is to contact support.


A UI change to the portal to allow the change of ownership, similar to Microsoft Flow's ability to add multiple owners, would be a great option.

Status: Planned

It will be great to have an ability to disable (by some property of an text input control) on-screen touch keyboard for some text input controls, where user should use handheld on-device barcode scanner, or other types of input

(which then by device will be converted to a text string (wedge))

It will increase usability for applications used for barcode scanning, etc.

As the result of co-operation with @BitLord69, we experimented with patching multiple records using the following syntax:

Patch(Data source, Table of record primary IDs, Table of change records)

Where the second and third parameter have the same number of rows.
Well, performance is awful.  It seems that in any case PowerApps is still patching one record at a time, since the gallery showing 'Data source' was flickering and updating as more and more records were updated.
Suggest updating the connector to patch all the records in one server call, performance would be much improved.

Print & PDF

Status: Under Review
by Suep on ‎10-06-2017 05:05 AM

I have posted the idea of printing along with everyone else, any ETA on this feature?


My thought would solve 2 problems at once. If a PDF conversion is added, files could then be filed, printed and emailed in PDF format. 


You would make a LOT of PowerApp users very happy!



Status: Under Review

Attach a file to form

Status: Started
by on ‎02-01-2017 09:56 PM

I'd like to be able to use a control like the Add Picture button, but for Files of any type.


The control would open up a file picker, I could select the file and then I can upload the same as content from Add Picture.


For example, my current need is to attach a document (doc, ppt, pdf, etc) to an Annotation to a Case in Dynamics 365.

Status: Started

Keeping UI each time open app

Status: Under Review
by MinhPhaLe on ‎08-31-2017 07:53 AM

All screen expand all items every time open the apps. Pls keep them as we saved



Status: Under Review

Not a PowerApps idea but a PowerUsers Community for PowerApps idea. 


Think about it. Most of the people in this community are here to ask questions about their problems regarding PowerApps and most of them are essentially repeats. For instance, for the past week (I've been bored), I've seen the following questions asked repeatedly:


  • Simulating table join operations using the in operator or the AddColumns() function.
  • Referencing and using look-up values from Sharepoint.
  • Working with Sharepoint look-up values and Dropdowns. (Seriously, what's the point of the abstraction with connectors when you're going to have to make connector-specific fixes anyway)
  • Ways of exiting the app using Launch() and Exit()
  • How to use the apparently mysterious Patch() function.


Having a FAQ section that's only controlled and managed by PA Staff / Community Moderators for QC would be great. Users can suggest posts they think should be in FAQ and the Community UI can bring it into attention. Got a serious bug in the latest release? Put it there. Got a commonly known limitation of PA? Put it there.


@mackenzie_lyng -- Thoughts?

Status: Under Review

Copy and paste between open apps

Status: Started
by JRaasumaa on ‎10-11-2017 11:20 AM

This may already be on the horizon but I would love to see the ability to copy and paste controls and layouts between apps.


For example:


If I build a screen with all of it's layout, buttons, fields, etc. I'd like to be able to easily copy it from 1 app into another.


This would allow for multiple people working on a project but not in the same live file at the same time.



Status: Started

This feature is being worked on - thanks everyone for your patience. Will update when it becomes available!

Ability to customize forms associated with SharePoint Online Lists is really great! Thank you, Microsoft.


However, reusing of customised powerapp form looks painful as you need to recreate the form again for a new list created from the same content type or similar.

It would be great to allow associate the customized form with a content type or allow users to save the form with a list template.

Status: Planned

Power BI tile - filtering and refresh

Status: Under Review
by JohnP on ‎11-21-2017 03:40 PM
The Power BI tile should be able to take filtering parameters and have a function to refresh it's data.
Seems easy to develop and would make the tile so much more useful!
Status: Under Review

We are working to improve interoperability. Will keep you posted as this is enhanced.


Thank you,


Create app in tablet layout directly from SharePoint list

Status: New
by Infoudev ‎08-25-2017 12:02 AM - edited ‎08-31-2017 12:53 AM

Today SharePoint offer creating powerapps app directly from lists. these apps are in phone format.


In my company we use tablets. so it's important to implement this option rather than using phone layout in tablets.

Compress and scale images

Status: New
by burma 4 weeks ago - last edited 4 weeks ago

I'd like to be able to compress / resize JPEG images being uploaded from the camera or gallery. Having to upload 4MB pictrue captured from the phone camera is frustrating for the field agents with limited (slow) network coverage. Being able to downscale and change the JPEG quality to 50% *before* pushing it to the server will help a lot improving the speed.

Label rotate

Status: New
by JohnP on ‎11-22-2017 05:33 AM

It would be nice to be able to rotate the label control - like you can rotate the image control in increments of 90 degrees.

I have received some feedback from my app users that it is sometimes hard to tell when image or text is clickable. On the desktop version, when you hover over an image the icon remains the same or when you hover a text it changes to the edit text icon, the mouse icon seems to change to hand icon only when hovering over objects like Icons or Controls like Button control.


Example 1
The text in the Org Browser by Microsoft says View My Profile, when hovering over it with mouse, the mouse icon changes to select text icon.


Example 2
When using images as buttons, the mouse will stay as a cursor and will not change to the hand icon.


Example 3
Hovering mouse over the button. It changes to hand icon and it is clear that you can click it.


This is not a problem on the Phone since you click with your fingers but it confuses the users on desktop. Would it be possible to make all objects with functions in OnSelect property to have a <a> tag or something similar that it would force the mouse cursor to change into hand?

Status: Under Review
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