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CliveMM
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Datafield name different to sharepoint column name

Hello

The datacard for a Sharepoint column I called R1 has a value in the datafield property of "OData__x0052_1" why is this so different to the column name I gave it, what is happening here, if its just 'internal' stuff why is it editable to the developer

 

 

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @CliveMM ,

That one is a strange name OData*1, but I can answer your question in general regarding SharePoint names. Once you have initially named a column, that name “sticks” with the column in PowerApps references. A good example is if you “repurpose” and rename the Title column for your key field, the reference will always be Title. You also need to be careful inadvertently swapping names or similar. To see the actual column name in SharePoint, hover over the name in the List Settings screen and look at the bottom.

To be honest, if possible, I add a new column with the name I want, paste in the data in a datasheet view and delete the old column.

 

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @CliveMM ,

That one is a strange name OData*1, but I can answer your question in general regarding SharePoint names. Once you have initially named a column, that name “sticks” with the column in PowerApps references. A good example is if you “repurpose” and rename the Title column for your key field, the reference will always be Title. You also need to be careful inadvertently swapping names or similar. To see the actual column name in SharePoint, hover over the name in the List Settings screen and look at the bottom.

To be honest, if possible, I add a new column with the name I want, paste in the data in a datasheet view and delete the old column.

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

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