In this post, we will look at a Power Platform 2023 Release Wave 1 feature, SharePoint integration with Power Apps through Virtual Tables. This allows us to easily through a wizard-driven interface quickly integrate SharePoint and Power Apps. Let’s look at how to do it.
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First, we will need a SharePoint site. I have one set up, with a list of Colors:
Now, log into https://make.powerapps.com and go to Tables->New Table->New Table from External Data:
This opens the wizard where we can select or create connections to SharePoint or SQL Server:
Let’s click Add Connection to SharePoint. We will select cloud-based SharePoint:
Once created we can refresh the page, then click Next:
Now enter the SharePoint URL and click Next:
We now get to choose our list, in our case Colors. Keep “configure table and column names” checked:
We see the table fields have been defaulted for us. Click Next:
We now get the confirmation page. Click Finish:
That’s it! Now when we enter data in the Power Apps maker, or a Power App, data will automatically be displayed in SharePoint:
And entering in SharePoint will display in Power Apps:
So that’s it, with a few clicks we have integrated SharePoint and Power Apps using virtual tables.
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