Get Custom Lists & respective Views using PowerApps Canvas App

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Hello Everyone !!
In this blog, we will see how we can get custom lists & respective views using PowerApps canvas app. Most of the time while building canvas app using SharePoint we need to populate custom list of a site. And also need to populate respective views of that list. We will go through step by step, how we can achieve this.

This whole solution is divided into two major parts.
1. Create canvas pp.
2. Call/build a power automate

Canvas App

First we will create a simple canvas app to facilitate our get action. Below is the screen shot of my canvas app.

Get List and Views screen
Figure 1.

In my canvas app, it is very clear that Text box and drop downs are used. Fetch list and view button will populate the data in respective drop downs.
Now we will trigger power automate from button click. If you don’t know how do it, please go through this blog. Before we dive into data binding of drop downs and button click events. I would discuss about our Power Automate part.

Call Power Automate

In order to call power automate part we need to build it first. Let’s start this. Here I had created two flows.

  • PowerApps Get Lists
  • Get Views

PowerApps Get Lists

Flow Details
Figure 2

Let’s discuss each in details.

Get Lists – Site Address value will be input by user in power apps.

Get Lists
Figure 3.

Initialize Variable – Provide a name and data type for the initialised variable.

initialise variable
Figure 4.

Apply to each – Remember to add “,” before display name of value in append to string variable.

Apply to each
Figure 5.

Respond to a PowerApp or flow – We will create “ListName” string output to store all the lists name separate by comma.

Respond to a PowerApp or flow
Figure 6.

Get Views

Here all the steps for this flow are almost same as of the above flow. Refer below picture for the reference. There will be slight difference in Get list Views and Apply to each step which is shown in picture.

Get Views
Figure 7.

After doing the above steps, come back to power apps studio. Now we will write click event on buttons and do the data binding.

Fetch List Button -> OnSelect -> Set(listdetails,PowerAppsGetLists.Run(TextInput1.Text))
Select List Dropdown -> Items -> Split(PlainText(listdetails.listname),",")
Fetch View Button -> OnSelect -> Set(viewdetails,GetViews.Run(TextInput1.Text,Dropdown1.Selected.Result))
Select View Dropdown -> Items -> Split(PlainText(viewdetails.nameview),",")

Voila…..Now you can test your app. You can always refer this link for power automate related things.

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