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Karmik
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Combo box with option to use free typed text

Hi all,

 

I've built a SharePoint form in PowerApps. The field was previously free type, but due a a request to have previous entries appear in the list as you type, I changed it to a Combo box. This works well, as long as you want to only use an entry that previously existed. But if it's a new entry, then it won't recognize you have put anything in the box.

 

The update field currently looks like:

 

ComboBox.Selected.Result

 

But I'm guessing there may be some sort of if statement I can wrap around it to choose freetyped text. At least I'm hoping so.

 

Any thoughts would be welcome.

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mdevaney
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@Karmik 

This functionality does not currently exist within PowerApps but there is currently and Idea under review.  Go vote for it at the link below.  Voting is the best way to let Microsoft know you want to see the feature in PowerApps.  Also, check out the comments in the Idea: another user has suggested a workaround.

 

Link to Idea

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/Dropdown-control-allow-end-user-to-add-a-choice/...

 

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mdevaney
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Super User III

@Karmik 

This functionality does not currently exist within PowerApps but there is currently and Idea under review.  Go vote for it at the link below.  Voting is the best way to let Microsoft know you want to see the feature in PowerApps.  Also, check out the comments in the Idea: another user has suggested a workaround.

 

Link to Idea

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/Dropdown-control-allow-end-user-to-add-a-choice/...

 

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Thanks @mdevaney 

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