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Tus87
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powerApps is reformatting text fields as number

Hi, 

 

I'm really new to this... 

 

I've connecting my powerApps to an Excel sheet where a couple of the fields only have text values in them, but powerApps has defaulted them to number format. 

It means that on my Edit screen, you can only input a number. I changed the format in Properties to Text which lets me enter a value, but then when I go back to the Browse gallery or the details page, it doesn't update the record. And then when I go back on the Edit screen, the text value I've input is gone. 

 

What am I doing wrong?

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: powerApps is reformatting text fields as number

Hi @Tus87 ,

 

The Data card field type within Edit form is based on the field types in the Excel table.

Could you please check whether you have format the text column as text  as the screenshot shows next?

I set them in the excel table,set the Number column as Number,the Text column as Text, and then test there is no the issue as yours.

What do you mean “when I go back on the Edit screen, the text value I've input is gone”?

20190307excel1.jpg

20190307excel2.jpg

 

Hope this can be helpful.

 

Best Regards.

Yumia

TopShelf-MSFT
Level 10

Re: powerApps is reformatting text fields as number

Thanks for posting in the community @Tus87 - can you review the above reply and update the thread if it was helpful?

 

Thank you,

 

@TopShelf-MSFT 

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