Working with Sharepoint On-Prem data with PowerApps

To work with Sharepoint On-premise data you will need On-Premise data gateway. It acts as a bridge to your data to work with it on Power BI, Microsoft Flow, Logic Apps, and PowerApps services. Sounds fantastic, eh? Not so much.

 

Exploring this option I found caveats on using On-Prem Sharepoint with PowerApps.

 

Many columns are not available in Sharepoint On-Prem but available in Sharepoint Online

  • The list attachment – The list attachment column is not available in On Prem but available in SP Online. Sure you can Add/update/delete list items from your PowerApps form to Sharepoint On prem however you will not be able to add an attachment.

 

  • The link for an item in a document Library – Let’s say you are working with a document library and you want to view/download that item using the direct link to the document. It’s not available in On-Prem but available in SP Online.
  • onprem link
    Limited available OOB columns in Sharepoint On-Prem
    powerapps direct link
    Sharepoint online shows more available columns you can use

    Clearly the On-Prem(2013 and 2016) is behind the Sharepoint online and would present problems when working with PowerApps and/or Flow. Hopefully on the upcoming 2019 version we’ll see them addressed. 🙂