Create a Phone Messages PowerApp from a SharePoint List
An Office 365 tutorial by Peter Kalmström
the previous demo we studied
the basics of PowerApps and created a PowerApp from a SharePoint
In the demo below, Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems
Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, shows how
to create a PowerApp from a Phone Messages SharePoint list.
In our series SharePoint Online from Scratch, there are
several demos on how to
enhance a SharePoint Phone Messages list, but here Peter
uses a simple list as an example on PowerApp creation.
Create a Phone Messages PowerApp
In the Projects list, click on 'PowerApps' in the
command bar and select 'Create an app'.
Give the PowerApp a name and click on 'Create'.
The new app will now open at create.powerapps.com. It will
have a touch friendly design, but the fields shown in the
Browse mode is not optimal, so Peter has to modify it:
Modify the Phone Messages PowerApp Browse screen
The automatic PowerApp creation has given the Browse screen
a star rating connected to the ID column, which has no meaning.
Peter removes it and adds the person called field instead,
which is of course much more interesting!
To remove the rating, select the field and press
the delete key on the keyboard.
To add the Called field, Insert a text box and connect
it to the Called field. As this parameter is not possible
to select, open the 'Advanced' tab and write 'Called"
after 'ThisItem.' IntelliSense will give you suggestions
when you start writing.
As 'Called' is a person object, you have to specify
which property you want to include in the field. Peter
selects DisplayName from the dropdown that is shown
when you add a dot after 'Called'.
Search and filter
shows how to search a PowerApp, but currently it is only
possible to search text fields in PowerApps. This means
that users cannot search for their own messages in the app,
as 'Called' is a column of the type Person or Group.