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Derek4
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Can't add Choices field to Data Step of Business Process Flow

Hi everyone,

 

I'm building a simple approval, the user choose from a list of items and send to approver for approve.

 

I build a CDS entity and a field is "Hardware list" which is a "Choices" field.

 

But I can find this field in Business Process Flow. Is this by design or an error?

 

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v-duann-msft
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Hi @Derek4 

 

Thank you for posting.

 

According to your description, you can’t use choice in BPF. If I misunderstood, please kindly let me know.

 

Actually, you are right. It’s by design. The choice field will break BPF. You need to use Choice as the Data Type instead. Once you do create that column type it will appear in the Data Step with a drop down when the BPF is running.

 

Here is the limitation details from documentation:

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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/data-platform/types-of-fields#multiselect-choice%C2...

 

There are some similar threads for your reference:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Entity-Field-Not-showing-Up-For-Selection-In-Busi...

https://community.dynamics.com/crm/f/microsoft-dynamics-crm-forum/158916/multiple-choice-field-in-bu...

 

Hope the content above may help you.

 

Thanks

Anna

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v-duann-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Derek4 

 

Thank you for posting.

 

According to your description, you can’t use choice in BPF. If I misunderstood, please kindly let me know.

 

Actually, you are right. It’s by design. The choice field will break BPF. You need to use Choice as the Data Type instead. Once you do create that column type it will appear in the Data Step with a drop down when the BPF is running.

 

Here is the limitation details from documentation:

v-duann-msft_0-1615345249419.png

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/data-platform/types-of-fields#multiselect-choice%C2...

 

There are some similar threads for your reference:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Entity-Field-Not-showing-Up-For-Selection-In-Busi...

https://community.dynamics.com/crm/f/microsoft-dynamics-crm-forum/158916/multiple-choice-field-in-bu...

 

Hope the content above may help you.

 

Thanks

Anna

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Hi @v-duann-msft ,

 

I find an issue with the "file" type field, let's just call it attachment.

I can add attachment as data step in BPF, but I can't lock attachment in Business Rule as it 's not on the list, is this by design too?

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