Choose and configure columns in model-driven app views

Along with the filter criteria, the columns visible in a PowerApps view are very important to the value provided by the view. In this topic, you create or edit views by performing the following tasks:

Important

The latest version of the view designer is currently in preview. Some features like enabling or disabling presence for a column and adding a find column are not yet supported. To accomplish these tasks, open the view in the classic view designer.

Open the view editor

  1. Sign in to PowerApps.

  2. Expand Data, select Entities, select the entity that you want, and then select the Views tab.

    Views

  3. Select an existing view to open it or on the toolbar select Add view.

Add columns

You can include columns from the current entity or any of the related entities that have a 1:N entity relationship with the current entity.

For example, perhaps you want to display the owner of a user-owned entity in a column. You can choose the Owner field of the current entity to display the name of the owner. This will appear as a link to open the User record for the person who is the owner.

If you want to display the phone number for the owner of the record, you must select Owning User (User) from the Record type drop-down and then select the Main Phone field.

Add columns to views

  1. While creating and editing views, ensure that the Fields panel is open. If it is not, select Add fields on the toolbar.

    View editor add columns

  2. Select the fields you want to add to the view designer. This adds the field as a column on the right-hand of the view.

  3. Select the Related tab to see related entities and their corresponding fields.

As you add columns, you will increase the width of the view. If the width of the view exceeds the space available to show it in the page, horizontal scrollbars will allow people to scroll and see the hidden columns.

Tip

If your view filters on data for a certain field so that only records with a certain value are shown, don’t include that column in the view. For example, if you are only showing active records, don’t include the status column in the view. Instead, name the view to indicate that all the records shown in the view are active.

Note

When you add columns to Lookup views for updated entities, only the first three columns will be displayed.

Remove columns

  1. Select the header of the column you want to remove.

  2. In the dropdown, select Remove.

Change column width

  1. Hover over the area between columns in the view.

  2. A line appears and your cursor becomes a double sided arrow.

  3. Drag the column to the appropriate width.

Move a column

Click and drag the column header to the correct position.

Tip

You can also select the header of the column you want to move and from the dropdown select Move Right or Move Left.

Next steps

Create or edit views