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Bug? - Flow dynamic content vs .Text Property in PowerApps



Have a very simple flow which is triggered inside my app. The flow sends an e-mail in which body there is a dynamic content - argument "Sendanemail_Body". In the app I have a form, with a datacard with a value inside - dcCN_Lab_AXNumberVal. User enters AX number to this field and then presses the button which runs the flow.


I want text from the field to be used in the flow so button OnSelect=flow.Run(dcCN_Lab_AXNumberVal.Text).


Problem - if user enters 7YYY the flow will run, but if user enters 777 then the flow does not run because it is incorrect format of the argument. As I understand it converts it to the number even though it is a text field (Format - TextFormat.Text inherited from Sharepoint). Problem is solved by adding text function - flow.Run(Text(dcCN_Lab_AXNumberVal.Text)). 


It is inconvinient issue also because flow does not even crash - it just does not run, so it is very difficult to catch :(.


Btw, when I enter to the field smth like 00001 and then in patch function use just dcCN_Lab_AXNumberVal.Text it is updates the list just fine, as expected - with 00001, not converting it to 1.


Would be great to hear if I'm right and this is actually a bug or I just do not understand some basics and it is a feature 🙂








Power Apps Staff mabolan
Power Apps Staff

Re: Bug? - Flow dynamic content vs .Text Property in PowerApps

Thanks for bringing this to our attention and providing a temporary fix. This appears to be an issue with how PowerApps automatically typecasts things.


I've filed a bug on our end and we'll have a dev look at it. I'll reply once I have a status update.

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