Form-Based App with Widget (Classic)

This topic explains how to create a form-based app with widget data source in the Classic Add an App experience.

Background and Setup

Video: Use a Form-Based App to Create a Widget

Prerequisites

Good to Know

  • This topic applies to the classic Add an App experience. For the modern Add an App experience, refer to Form-Based App with Widget Form (Modern).
  • After you create a form-based app, you cannot change the app to use a different data source. For example, you can not change a form-based app to use a different entity or SharePoint list than the one specified when the app was created. This limitation also applies to cloned apps. That is, you cannot clone a form-based app, and then change the data source in the cloned app.

How to Start

  1. Create a form-based app.
  2. On the New App screen, click Next.
  3. On the Select Primary Data Source screen, select Widgets Only Widgets Only icon.
  4. Click Next.

New Form screen

Configures the basic settings for a widget form.

Figure: New Form screen

New Form screen

Prerequisites

Fields

Field Name Definition

Form Name

Function:
A name for your form.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No
Example:
Refer to:

Description

Function:
A description for your form.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No