In PowerApps, automatically generate an app in which users can manage items in a custom SharePoint Online list. The app will have three screens so that users can:

  • view all items in the list
  • view all fields for a specific item
  • create or edit an item

If you create an app from the command bar of a custom list in SharePoint Online, the app appears as a view of that list. Users can run also the app on a Windows, iOS, or Android device, in addition to a web browser.

Important: PowerApps doesn't support all types of SharePoint data. For more information, see Known issues.

Generate an app

  1. Open a custom list in SharePoint Online, click or tap PowerApps on the command bar, and then click or tap Create an app.

  2. In the panel that appears, type a name for your app, and then click or tap Create.

    A new tab appears in your web browser and shows the app that you generated automatically based on your list.

  3. Click or tap the browser tab for your SharePoint list, and then click or tap Open.

    Note: You might need to refresh the browser window (for example, by pressing F5) before the app will open.

    The app opens in a separate browser tab.

Manage the app

  • If you click or tap Edit in PowerApps, the app opens in a separate browser tab so that you can update the app in PowerApps Studio for the web.

  • If you click or tap Make this view public, other people in your organization will be able to see it. By default, only you can see views that you create. If you want other people to be able to edit this app, you need to share it with them and grant Contributor permissions.

  • If you click or tap Remove this view, you'll remove the view from SharePoint, but the app will still be in PowerApps unless you delete it.

Next steps