Create a PowerApps canvas app from a SharePoint Online list
Within 10 minutes – Simple Steps

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PowerApps for beginners

What is PowerApps Canvas App?

PowerApps is a low-code/no-code platform from Microsoft for building great looking applications for both internal and external users. PowerApps canvas app is one of the apps type in Microsoft Power Apps environment. Other available options in PowerApps are Model Driven App and Portals, each has its own benefits and flaws. The features of PowerApps canvas app are:

  1. Canvas apps allows to create and customize UI in very easy manner.
  2. Moreover, PowerApps canvas app can connect to various data sources including Google Drive, Drop Box, OneDrive, SQL and just to name a few.

Just as any other Microsoft application, Canvas Apps are very powerful and secure. Moreover, you can build PowerApps canvas app very easily, follow the steps below to create your first Canvas App.

Step 1: Create or Open a List

  1. To create a list, navigate to Site Contents > Select New > Choose List.
  2. Select Blank > Give it a name > Click Create
Create a new list for PowerApps Canvas App
create a SharePoint list

If you have done it correctly, it should be visible under Site Contents page.
blank list created for PowerApps

Step 2: Add some columns in your List

If you already have a list, please skip to Step 3. Open the list from Site Contents. Then click on “Add Column” to create a new column. For testing I have a 3dded columns. You can add as many as you want.

steps for creating a new column for canvas app
Create new columns to test in PowerApps

Step 3: Create your App

After creating the columns,

  1. choose integrate > PowerApps > Create An App
  2. Then give it a name and click Create. It will take you to PowerApps page. If you wish to modify it you can otherwise your app is ready for using.

You can now select File > Share, to share your app with your colleagues, they can open it in mobile or laptop or table and work. No need to open Laptop always.

PowerApps canvas app from SharePoint online list
Create an App
Canvas app options in PowerApps
Canvas App options

Step 4: Test your App

That’s it, Your Canvas App is ready to use. You can also test it by opening the link under File menu.
Now start testing and add an item by clicking the play button on top as shown in the previous image.

If you are trying to learn more, check out this Microsoft documentation.

That’s all for this tutorial, I hope you now have some idea about PowerApps canvas app and how to create them.

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