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Auto-Populate from Drop-Down (From SharePoint List)

Apologize but didn't find the current auto-populate method(s) to auto-populate multiple fields from one drop-down.

 

I found this and have not tried, yet, although I didn't know if there are other/better/smarter ways.

 

http://blog.extrobe.co.uk/blog/2016/11/27/populate-a-dropdown-based-on-the-value-of-another-dropdown...

 

Thanks for any insight!


Mike

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Re: Auto-Populate from Drop-Down (From SharePoint List)

Hi Mike,

 

The blog should work. You just need to change the connection to SharePoint list. 

 

Also have a look at the below thread to see if it helps:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Forum/Powerapps-BInding-to-dropdown-control/td-p/1227

 

Regards,

Mona

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Re: Auto-Populate from Drop-Down (From SharePoint List)

I tried the blog from the excel data source for ParentReason, ChildReason.  Worked fine.  I must be missing something visual or otherwise on the link you provided with the Parent.Default and Cards.  Writing technical steps is super-hard sometimes without screen-shots and I know I'm missing the steps.

 

Similar to the first example, here is what I attempted to do.


Created first drop-down from my "Contacts" data source, a SharePoint List and here's the code I placed in.  I also have a second data source name "Company-Agency", which is a lookup from "Contacts" for the "Company-Agency" this individual works for.

 

Drop-Down Name - ContactsDrop (name matters in second drop-down)

Code - Distinct(Contacts,Name_x002d_Combined)

 

That worked fine.  My confusion would be for the second drop-down (although I prefer a text field, just because I simply want to display the supporting fields within this Sharepoint list such as address, city, state, etc.).

 

Drop-Down Name - PopulatedDrop (Name shouldn't matter here)

Code - Filter('Contacts'.Company,ContactsDrop.Selected.Value in Company-Agency)

I know I'm confusing myself somewhere.

 

Any insight would be appreciated.

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