This is a common problem with PowerApps that isn’t immediately evident to someone who may be a citizen developer. You want to create an app to view or edit the data you have stored in SharePoint, Dynamics or some other connection that you have made. But why do the Lookup columns or fields display the GUID?
With Microsoft Office 365 and PowerApps, there is no longer a reason to make your employees fill out a paper, PDF, or email template form.
There are 3 main reasons you should use PowerApps for your employees to fill out forms:
Anyone who is familiar with my blog will definitely know my slight obsession with SharePoint forms. First it was SPAnyForm, then it was playing around with AngularJS simple forms and now my new obsession of using these forms to generate documents based on metadata from the form or from SharePoint lists.
Forms have always been a sore subject when it comes to SharePoint. For years many SharePoint environments adopted InfoPath to fulfill their custom form needs. However, this required an Enterprise License, not to mention constant issues with performance, updating content types and and poor branding support.
Even this year Microsoft has decided to end support for InfoPath in 2026 without a replacement.