PowerApps Ideas

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Parallel Development

Status: New
by Wednesday

We desperate need to be possible of more than one developer to work on the same App at the same time. If two people could work at the same time on different screens of the same App it would be nice.

Today, PowerApp behavior is awful: if 2 people edit at the same time an App, the last one to save overwrites all the other one work! No warning, no on-line sync…

If you have a large development team, and you would like to develop it faster, you need to have more than one person working in the same App at the same time.

To improve integration of Powerapps (O365) with Sharepoint online (also O365) it is a necessity to allow for viewing and editing multivalued lookups through a Powerapps app. Lookup columns with multiple values enabled are a very common and widely used feature in Sharepoint.


As stated on this page currently multivalued lookups in Sharepoint are not supported.





Collection Debug

Status: New
by 2 weeks ago

It would be great to have some sort of debugging to see what goes into the Collections and Context. It would make it easier to visualize the operations and identify the errors

Page template/master

Status: New
by on ‎03-29-2017 05:52 AM

It will be very usefull if we could have an page template/master so all application screens could inherit from the template/master the same look and feel.

Whatever you put in the template/master will be repeated in all pages.

So, for example, if you need to change the size or color of a rectangle that is repeated in all pages, you do not need to go page by page to change it, you just need to change it in one place, the template/master.

Screens Organization

Status: New
by 2 weeks ago

It would be great to create Groups or Folders to separate Screens of interest in the Left Menu. The more screens you add, more complex it is to organize all of them.

Attach a file to form

Status: Planned
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: Planned

Generate app using the tablet layout

Status: New
by starwispy on ‎03-28-2017 05:20 PM

Currently you can only use the Tablet Layout when creating a blank app.  Can you please include this layout when generating an app from a data source?  I really think this should be a high priority.  The option to switch between layouts would be nice too.


It takes a long time to build an app from scratch, particularly as the gallery control in a blank app does not seem to find fields/columns in the data source (I've updated the Items formula, but it cannot find the columns, despite having used them successfully in the same app generated using Phone Layout).

Hello All,


Could you allow text input in the dropdown control offered under PowerApps Insert tab, so we can do serch in the dropdown, in the same way that the DataCardValue Dropdowns does.


typying in dropdown comparison.png


As you see in the picture, I'm able to type in the dropdown in the left and it will filter the results.
In the right side you can see that I'm not allow to type with the dropdown offered by the PowerApps Insert tab, therefor there is no way to filter the results and this can be tedious for the user when they have to scroll down in a large list.


PD: If you are wondering why I'm not using the other dropdown then, this is the thread with the problem I'm facing:



Thank you


Please add the ability to add comments to code by // or whatever other convention, please.

This is essential and should not be difficult.


@ManishM and @CarlosFigueira should be interested in this following this post.

Allow for Input Masking

Status: New
by rolycityaccount on ‎03-26-2017 10:37 PM

Would be very useful if we're able to utilise Input Masking with elements in Powerapps to validate inputs such as mobile phone numbers, postal codes, etc.


Ideally I am thinking this would be a property of an Input field, where we can define the field's "schema", so the user has to meet this in order to submit the item.

Full support for reading and writing to Sharepoint Choice fields, including ones with multiple selections enabled, is essential for PowerApps to be a viable platform.


Upvote if you agree.

Status: Planned

As we are working with big data, it will be feasible and easier if we have a direct connection to impala or hadoop.

Upload File to Cloud / OneDrive / Sharepoint

Status: New
by siva123 on ‎03-16-2017 04:26 AM

Hi ,


I want to suggest that there be a file uploader(Control or Button ) to be used to upload files from local to the required locations like Sharepoint/Cloud/Onedrive etc.


Currently there is Addimage is present based on that we can select only the images types only and not able to change the file type eventhough there is Allfiles are showing in the OpenDialog.Things to be updated like seprate control or the Addimage control to be modfied to pick any file that can be saved in the prefered location as mentioned above.


I checked another approach also using the Import control. This also not support the all files it supports the zip formate.

For Clients as developers we will not suggest to zip your file every timea and use the Import Smiley Very Happy.

One more thing i need to add to this is while using the Export and Import controls genrated files are not usefull outside the PowerApps, if those files can access in their original formate from outside that will be very usefull.


IF we provide the Upload functionality the end user who uses the app they can easily upload thier files useing the app which is devloped in the PowerApps.


Example: Am a user i want to upload file which is present in my mobile phone or file which is persent in my local on the desktop.

If these is the requirement, to provide solution to this using powerApps now it is not possible.

If these is achived in PowerApps End user will go for the uploads provideded by the App which is built on the powerApps.



Thanks and regards,














Power Apps Support for Task Lists

Status: Planned
by rdavis6 on ‎03-10-2017 09:30 AM

I use task lists ALL THE TIME because of the built in workflow. It is THE single most common list I use. Not being able to use Power Apps on a task list is a major limitation.  Please make this a priority ASAP

Status: Planned

Save attachments to SharePoint list item

Status: Under Review
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: Under Review

This is definitely on the Product team radar, however we have no estimated date to release at this time. We will keep you posted as we address dependencies to achieve this goal.


Thank you for your patience,




My Idea:


First step would be, that you make Lookup Columns work, that refer to an Document Library

2nd Step: Make them viewable as pdf and activate Feedback columns (like / Rating)



-> Changing them / Uploading new versions would be great as well, but I understand that it might be very hard to implement all those Versioning functionalities as well .....


Best regards,



Status: Planned

Full O365 Users properties

Status: New
by MikaelSvenson on ‎03-03-2017 02:54 PM

It would be useful if the Office 365 User connection would return all properties of the AAD object, not only a subset. Why not include City and Country/Region for example which are useful to set presets by location instead of creating a custom Azure function for that.

Offline mode

Status: Started
by Community Support Team on ‎04-26-2016 02:28 AM

Provide some sort of cache to allow offline input and let it sync afterwards


Kris Buntinx shared this idea  ·                      


Status: Started

Set item level security

Status: New
by 4 weeks ago

Data security is very important.

In several scenarios users should be able to read/edit/delete only what they have permissions to read/edit/delete. So even if the user access data from other ways, the data should be protected by permissions.

So I need a way to enforce item level security, so I can set who can read/edit/delete for each item. Ideally I would like to use AAD groups for this.

Currently we can split a string into two parts (as mentioned in https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/Substring-split-parse-a-string/idi-p/3682). However, there's no way to split a string into multiple parts. This limitation has been hit and reported in a few forum posts, and there's no workaround for that.

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