I am using SharePoint Online.

I have a library (Image Library) and a custom list (Request use of image).

I would like users to be able to view an item in the image library, and then click a button on the view item form which says 'Request'. This needs to create a new item in the request use of image list, pre-populate a couple of fields, and prompt the user to complete a third.

The new item form of list needs to have a 'Submit' button which then launches an approval process.

I have tried various combinations of Powerapps and flows, but with zero luck. Is it just too complicated for a non-professional to set up?

Is there any other way to achieve this requirement?

  • Just wondering if you could share what you have tried so far and what won't work for you? Nov 5, 2018 at 17:36

1 Answer 1


I would create a screen 1 in Power apps to display all items in the library. I would give a selected item request button to this screen.

Then write a formula to navigate to screen2, everytime a request button is clicked. Once in screen 2, I will write a formula to update that request in "request use of image list". So the request gets captured into this list. Create a column named submit with yes/no type, write a approval flow to trigger whenever the column has yes type value.

Let me know if any doubts

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.