unfortunately, Microsoft will not support the Access App anymore next March. So, I decided to try Power apps. I tried this tutorial by Microsoft and Saw caution signs to the left of the Search Item box. I went to the formula bar and hovered over TextSearchBox1 and got this message.

The requested operation is invalid. Server Response: The query to field 'pROJECT/LinkTitleNoMenu' is not valid

This is what my screen looks like.

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My question is why Am I getting that error stated above? How am I getting an error message already if I did not do anything to the App yet? Is there an issue with the connection with the SharePoint List or is it some other error that is causing this issue?

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    Can you elaborate what you are trying to achieve? and can you update what tutorial you are referring? Commented May 19, 2017 at 17:12
  • You have a lookup from one list to another. When you do that lookup, remove the name with presence.
    – Andrew
    Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 19:09
  • @VenkatKonjeti I just trying to sync a SharePoint list to a powerapp. When I try to sync them together I get that error. Commented Jul 28, 2017 at 15:23

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I had the same problem. I had added a new lookup column and suddenly the app stopped working. It was enough to remove the newly create column from the list and the app started again working.
By the way, I have other lookup columns and have no problem with them. Maybe PA does not like if you add new lookup columns after you created the app...

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