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Guruprasanna
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CDS entity boolean field coming as dropdown instead of toggle

Hi ,

 

I'm facing an issue while creating an app with field of type boolean( Two options) from CDS 2.0,

the problem is that i'm unable to show the toggle button, the app automatically gives the YES/NO dropdown.

There is no option for changing the same to toggle.

 

Datatype is showing as complex instead of boolean in the edit field section, What could be the reason?

 

Thanks in advance

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @Guruprasanna ,

Based on the issue tha you menitoned, I have made a test, and the issue is confirmed on my side.

 

When generating an app from a CDS Entity, the "Two Options" type column in CDS Entity would be generated into Dropdown box within the Edit form automatically.

 

If you want to use Toggle control to represents the "Two Options" type column within your Edit form instead of using Dropdown box, as an alternative solution, you could consider remove the Dropdown box from the "Two Options" data card, then add a Toggle control within it.

I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following GIF screenshot:Test.gif

On your side, you need to unlock the "Enable subcategory" data card within your Edit form firstly. Then remove the Dropdown box from the "Enable subcategory" data card, and add a Toggle control within it.

Set the Update property of the "Enable subcategory" data card to following:

If(Toggle1.Value=true, 'IsOverdue (TaskLists)'.Yes, 'IsOverdue (TaskLists)'.No)

On your side, you should type:

If(Toggle1.Value = true, 'Enable subcategory (YourEntityName)'.Yes, 'Enable subcategory (YourEntityName)'.No)

Note: The "Two Options" type column in CDS Entity would be recognized as a Option Set type column within PowerApps. So when you specify value for the "Enable subcategory" column, you should reference values from the "Enable subcategory" column like 'Enable subcategory (YourEntityName)'.Yes.

More details about referencing values from Option Set type column within PowerApps app, please check the following blog:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/cs-cz/blog/option-sets-and-many-to-many-relationships-for-canvas-app...

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Anonymous
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Hi @Guruprasanna,

 

You just delete the dropdown of your form and then add a toggle in.

After that, change your card's Update Statement to set the value of your toggle and change the default value of your toggle to your list column's value.

 

Hope it will help you...

 

Best regards, 

 

Louis

v-xida-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Guruprasanna ,

Based on the issue tha you menitoned, I have made a test, and the issue is confirmed on my side.

 

When generating an app from a CDS Entity, the "Two Options" type column in CDS Entity would be generated into Dropdown box within the Edit form automatically.

 

If you want to use Toggle control to represents the "Two Options" type column within your Edit form instead of using Dropdown box, as an alternative solution, you could consider remove the Dropdown box from the "Two Options" data card, then add a Toggle control within it.

I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following GIF screenshot:Test.gif

On your side, you need to unlock the "Enable subcategory" data card within your Edit form firstly. Then remove the Dropdown box from the "Enable subcategory" data card, and add a Toggle control within it.

Set the Update property of the "Enable subcategory" data card to following:

If(Toggle1.Value=true, 'IsOverdue (TaskLists)'.Yes, 'IsOverdue (TaskLists)'.No)

On your side, you should type:

If(Toggle1.Value = true, 'Enable subcategory (YourEntityName)'.Yes, 'Enable subcategory (YourEntityName)'.No)

Note: The "Two Options" type column in CDS Entity would be recognized as a Option Set type column within PowerApps. So when you specify value for the "Enable subcategory" column, you should reference values from the "Enable subcategory" column like 'Enable subcategory (YourEntityName)'.Yes.

More details about referencing values from Option Set type column within PowerApps app, please check the following blog:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/cs-cz/blog/option-sets-and-many-to-many-relationships-for-canvas-app...

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Anonymous
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Hi there,

 

I've tried this solution, but cannot seem to get it to work. I can delete the drop down and insert a toggle, but I cannot seem to get it to connect back to the data source in the CDS. Any help would be super appreciated, as i have a number of these to insert into my app, and drop downs will be horrible to use!  

Thanks

C

RKM_Lifeworks
Regular Visitor

The other option is to change your column in CDS to Number and use 1 for true and 0 for false.  You will have to do something similar to x-vida-msft suggestion -- but I found converting 0/1 to false/true easier than the optionsets.

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