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Using Microsoft Lists VS using Microsoft Dataverse in a Power App

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I had to step away from a proof of concept I was working on.  Now that I have returned, I have some concerns and puzzles.
I thought I had created a Microsoft List from scratch for this proof of concept to be used by a Microsoft Power App.  But after looking closely at the Power App, I am not so sure of what is going on.  Maybe you can tell me what is going on.
I have created a Microsoft List and I created a Power App to interact with it.  Here is the header of the Power App loaded in the Power Studio:
The App is full of data and when tested seems to run properly.  When I investigate what its database connection is, I see this icon on the left side:
I am shocked that clicking on this icon does not reveal what I expect it to show.  I expect it to show that I am using a Microsoft List as a database source.  Instead, I see this:
This is not as I expected.  I notice that the name of the database is /x300 Proof of Concepts/ whilst I remember creating my Microsoft List as /x300 Proof of Concept/ (without the s at the end).  And when I bring up my Microsoft Lists I see the List that I expect to find.
While the Microsoft List /x300 Proof of Concept/ looks similar.  I do not think it is exactly the same thing.  How can I find the other database and how can I assign my Microsoft Power App to the other data soucr, the Microsoft List?
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    Dengliang Li Profile Picture
    Dengliang Li Microsoft Employee on at
    Using Microsoft Lists VS using Microsoft Dataverse in a Power App
    You have connected to a data source in the Dataverse.
    You can use Microsoft List data as a data source in Canvas App according to this document.
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    Dengliang Li

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