PowerApps Ideas

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We think it'd be really cool if there was a Toggle Switch at the top of the development studio (next to the run arrow?) that turns off real-time code execution.  This would really improve the speed of development since complex apps can get really bogged down by small edits sometimes.

Create app in tablet layout directly from SharePoint list

Status: New
by Infoudev 4 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

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.

It would be great if we have an option of exporting user names of whom we shared the app to excel or to some source.

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?

Would be useful if the IsMatch function had a baby brother that could extract/return a substring from a parent string by using a regex pattern.  Either as a separate function or perhaps as an additional or optional output of the IsMatch function.


This is especially useful for strings that are variable where left/mid/right won't, but have predictable structure/patterns that regex can pick up.




Kind regards,



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



Integrate the PowerApps iOS and Android apps with InTune App Protection (MAM) so that organisations can simplify authentication and enforce MAM policies such as PIN requirements.

Relationships/LookUps Need To Be More Powerful

Status: New
by TonyHart on ‎08-10-2017 09:34 AM

We desparately need to have access to more than one value when accessing a relationship/lookup. Even when the data is stored in a collection, you can only access one value from the lookup field (mainly the PrimaryId unless you put another value that you want to access as Value1 when accessing the lookup and then store that value in another entity). When creating more powerful apps, we are having to create work-arounds by storing extra information in entities that should be accessible via a lookup. For one, it is bad programming when you store the same information twice or check for the same thing multiple times. Not only that, it creates the possibility of data loss and slower functionality.

To create more powerful apps and keep consistent data, we need to be able to access more information via a relationship/lookup, even if it is only available when accessing that information in collections (which is good programming anyway). 

We need the ability to rollback PowerApps Studio to previous versions - at least back to a widely-accepted stable version.


As an example of why this is important - the release of Powerapps 2.0.69 causes the datatables in  my App to lose all fields, field configurations and scripts when I open the application in development mode.  Effectively, I can not edit my App without severely breaking it until this bug is fixed.  Without the ability to rollback, all of my productivity is stalled for Powerapps development/deployment.

Allow PowerApps to access the camera roll

Status: New
by yegdeveloper on ‎07-31-2017 01:14 PM

Allow PowerApps to import images into the app from the smartphone or tablet camera roll.

Motion event handlers

Status: New
by yhijazeen 2 weeks ago



I think it will be quite handy to have set of "motion triggers" in PowerApps to extend the capability of event handler beyond the traditional Onselect, onvisible, etc. i believe we need to have more of interactive event handlers, like swipe right, swipe left and many other we have in many of mobile apps currently available.

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

Searchable Drop-Down control

Status: New
by FredForest on ‎07-15-2017 05:15 AM

It'd be great to have a filterable/searchable dropdown. This tend to become necessairy when your dropdown list gets longer than 10-20 items.



A similar behaviour can be done with a seperate search box... but from a UI standpoint, this isn't as elegant as it tends to take a lot of screen real-estate.


A first step would be to let the dropdown read the keystrokes so it position itself to the proper item.

It would be great if we could launch PowerApps Apps from within the Office 365 Home Screen 

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

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

Run PowerApps/Flow as system account

Status: New
by KREI_CZ on ‎06-21-2017 01:36 AM



I am now working on migration from workflows to PowerApps/Flows.

First issue we have faced are sharepoint attachmets.... which as I can see are finally in development.


But second issue is that most of our workflows run under system account, as we dont want users to have direct access to list, but we want them to access them only via PowerApps/Workflow/Flow.


In SharePoint it was easy, we just used "Impersonation Step" or App step...


Would it be possible to implement something similliar in PowerApps/Flows?


Ideally, it would be nice to be able to specify user roles in PowerApp and then specify in each element or at least window which role is able to use the element.



Honestly, we are being forced to throw away our workflows, but new solution is simply not able to replace it as it not contain basic funcionalities which were available in workflows...


This is must have function, as you really cant just give full access to everybody to everything you want to access in application. We need to separate application access, from database access.


Thank you very much


Best regards

Support Multiple OS languages when offline

Status: New
by SaimaRasheed on ‎06-27-2017 09:05 AM



I recently built a global app to work offline when needed but PowerApps doesnt not support multi languages offline. When I change my OS language to Spanish from English (App is built using English) and then go offline my buttons and some texts disappear. 

Measuring usage in of my apps

Status: New
by DrorDaniely on ‎07-31-2017 05:50 AM

its can be very efficiant if we have a tool for measuring users uses in my apps.

to control and improve our development and project

thank you,

Dror Daniely


Currently the Remove/RemoveIf functions have a return value of the target data source without the removed item(s).  This is counterintuitive and useless for positive confirmation of the deletion of the record(s) for tables > 500 records, since this function is not delegated.


Please provide Delete/DeleteIf functions that have a retrun value of the deleted record(s)


Many thanks.

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