With PowerApps you cannot only create and modify apps but
also customize forms used for SharePoint list items. Therefore,
PowerApps can be a browser based alternative to InfoPath
for modifying SharePoint list forms.
In the demo below, Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems
Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, shows how
to open a SharePoint list form in PowerApps and remove fields,
make fields read only and add a color to a field.
Peter first creates an 'Import Spreadsheet' app, to which
he imports a Excel Customer list, but you can do the same
with other SharePoint lists that has the modern interface.
The PowerApps button in the command bar lets you either
create new PowerApps from the current list or customize
the list form.
Import an Excel file
In the SharePoint Online from Scratch series there are several
articles on how to connect Excel and SharePoint, but in
the demo below Peter chooses to create an Import Spreadsheet
app and import an Excel data range to it.
Try this you have problems with the import:
Use Internet Explorer.
In the Internet Options >Security, add https://*.sharepoint.com
to the local intranet.
Customize the SharePoint list form
When the import is done, click on the PowerShell button
in the command bar and select 'Customize forms'. (Peter
selects an item and opens the details pane in edit mode,
but that is not necessary.)
will now be directed to https://create.powerapps.com. where
the form of the current list will open so that you can customize
Peter explains how to:
Find your way around in the web page.
Change the general layout of the form
Remove fields from the form.
Make a field read only, so that users cannot edit
it. This is suitable for example if the field data is
fetched from outside the SharePoint list.