Data Sources

Data Sources

The page shows the list of the data sources and the forms that are used in each mode (view, edit, create). If the form is not specified it means that the usual SharePoint Online is used for the mode. Data sources are SharePoint Online lists and document libraries. When you start working with designer, load them with the Import button:

The information about the list that will be loaded into designer from SharePoint Online:

  • System name;
  • Display name;
  • Description;
  • Field type;
  • Required flag;
  • Default value.
  • If you get to designer from a list view the data source for this list is created automatically and you don’t need to import it manually.

    You may update the data sources later if your metadata on the hosting SharePoint Online web site changed. Select data sources and click Refresh button to update them or click Refresh all button to update all loaded data sources.

    Please note that in case of master-detail relations between lists and libraries update of the master data source also updates all child data sources. Also note that the update process removes from the data source the fields deleted in the source list.

    Troubleshooting: If “incorrect data structure” error appears on the end user form, please update data source.