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Defaut Selectred items - Combo box- In EditForm (Embedded)



I want to show defualt value of combo box which is depended on another first combo box field that is too coming from another list.

If I changed  the value of first field then its defualt value is sets but when i opened already save form then its not coming.


I am using- On First field (combobox-

OnSelect- ClearCollect(valSelected,{Value:DataCardValue2.Selected.'FullName',CityRequired:DataCardValue2.Selected.City,Id:DataCardValue2.Selected.ID});


DataCardValue2 is my first combo box field

CityRequired : I want this to be set(Which is sets successfully when i changed the combobox)


On my second field- Items: ValSelected

DefualtSelectedItems: valSelected.CityRequired



Thanks @WarrenBelz for your reply.


As required:

for city combobox:-

  • The Items of this Combo Box
    • Filter('SPList',StartsWith('Name',DataCardValue2.SearchText))  // DataCardValue2 is the first combobox name
  • Its DefaultSelectedItem
    • Parent.Default
  • The Update of the Data Card it is in - DataCardValue3.Selected
  • Its Name - DataCardValue3
  • The the name and type of field it is writing back to
    • Name:city, lookup.

Please let me know if any other information required.


Thank you very much.


@panand99 ,

I assume in all of this that the field is actually updating in the list after submission  (as @RandyHayes asked) - if not, the below is not relevant.

You have also not answered @RandyHayes 's question on whether that are single or multi-select - I will assume single for this exercise.

Firstly, your Items should be


although that only solves invalid searches.
To display the item from the list in your control - two things need to be present


  • The value to be displayed (from the field in your list) needs to be present in the "schema" of the control Items - in other words it must be a value that is capable of being selected in the control.
  • As the field you are reading from is of  "complex" type (it is a table with two fields Value and Id), you need to tell the Combo Box what to Display in its DefaultSelectedItems

As it is the Value you want displayed and you are reading from a Table in the source. Your original post alluded to the name of cityrequired - you have now stated it is city, so the DefaultSelectedItems should be actually be


As a footnote on this you honestly do not need Lookup columns unless you are planning giving users bulk data sheet editing in SharePoint and they cause you more unwanted grief than any other type of field (other than maybe Person) that I know of. This video from Shane Young @Shanescows  is worth watching - I stopped using them a long time ago.



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