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Daryl_K
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Getting data from a [very] large SharePoint list into a PowerApps form

I am attempting to modernize some complex Infopath forms that have data connections to other huge SharePoint lists (150+ columns), and keep running into roadblock after roadblock.

 

The latest one I am trying to hurdle is the limit of 12 lookup columns in SharePoint when trying to bind data to some drop-down combo boxes. In a PA forum I found that the only way to duplicate this is by using Flow/PowerAutomate, and did find this one article describing the process. It seems surprisingly complex for just retrieving column data to bind to a drop-down.

 

Has anyone found an alternate method? If there are none, has anyone been successful in getting the method described in that article to work?

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a-ovbord
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Hi @Daryl_K,

 

I see this feature is currently under review and as seeing how many users have voted it I am sure we will soon see it implemented.

Please keep an eye on that thread.

 

Thank you,

Ovidiu

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a-ovbord
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Hi @Daryl_K,

 

What is the error that you are receiving with the drop down input when binding it to the SP list?

Is it related with this thread?

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps/Query-Lookup-Column-Threshold/m-p/463128/thr...

 

Thank you,

Ovidiu

 

Yes. Same error!

The solution linked in that article is the same I am looking at. In and of itself it seems needlessly complex.

I see there was a vote for a "real" fix but no word if MS is doing anything and/or when.

a-ovbord
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Community Support

Hi @Daryl_K,

 

I see this feature is currently under review and as seeing how many users have voted it I am sure we will soon see it implemented.

Please keep an eye on that thread.

 

Thank you,

Ovidiu

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