cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

Custom Lookup Field

Hi,

 

The dropdown control doesn't allow typing any text like in a SharePoint lookup field. 

Does anyone know if it's possible to create a custom lookup field not necessarily bound to a SharePoint list? 

 

Thanks,

Anton

2 ACCEPTED SOLUTIONS

Accepted Solutions

Hi @afernando,

 

If here you mean to enable typing within a custom Dropdown control, then this is not available under PowerApps, currently.

There are ideas submitted on this:

Allow text input in the dropdown control offered under PowerApps Insert tab

 

Suggestions from @nickduxfield should mean to restrict field value within allowed values, you may also take the following thread as a reference.

 

 

Regards,

Michael

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

View solution in original post

You can use a textinput together with an allowed values field or dropdown on the same datacard, to have a lookup like field.

View solution in original post

5 REPLIES 5
Responsive Resident
Responsive Resident

1.Add a dropdown control

Set the items to ["Choice1","Choice2","Choice3","Choice4"]

 

2. You can also convert an exisiting single line of text field from a SharePoint List where you wanted a lookup column, and change the control type to AllowedValues. Then you can do the above like a dropdown control.

 

3. Create a collection from another SharePoint List with the lookup values you want. Then apply that to a dropdown. This way you can have a choice field from another SharePoint List as a collection, or the collection from scratch.

You can also convert an exisiting single line of text field from a SharePoint List where you wanted a lookup column, and change the control type to AllowedValues. Then you can do the above like a dropdown control.

 

Hi @nickduxfield

 

Thanks for your comment. Can you please explain how can I change the control type to AllowedValues?

 

Cheers

Hi @afernando,

 

If here you mean to enable typing within a custom Dropdown control, then this is not available under PowerApps, currently.

There are ideas submitted on this:

Allow text input in the dropdown control offered under PowerApps Insert tab

 

Suggestions from @nickduxfield should mean to restrict field value within allowed values, you may also take the following thread as a reference.

 

 

Regards,

Michael

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

View solution in original post

You can use a textinput together with an allowed values field or dropdown on the same datacard, to have a lookup like field.

View solution in original post

Helpful resources

Announcements
Community Conference

Power Platform Community Conference

Check out the on demand sessions that are available now!

News & Announcements

Community Blog

Stay up tp date on the latest blogs and activities in the community News & Announcements.

secondImage

Power Platform 2020 release wave 2 plan

Features releasing from October 2020 through March 2021

Community Highlights

Community Highlights

Check out the Power Platform Community Highlights

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (11,993)