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Drop down value

Hi there,

I have a question about Drop down.

I have a table with two columns (ID, Name)

 

ID Name

1Jack
2Peter
3Rose

 

And I'm trying to do a Drop down with all the names but when you press a submit button return the ID value, not the Name. Is there a way to do this?

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LRVinNC
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You didn't specify where you are getting your list for your dropdown.  If you are using Excel, make sure the Value is pointing to the right column in your table.

Dropdown2.png

 

If you are using a SP list, make sure you are pointing to the Value, not the ID for the field, like in this example where my list comes from the SP list Milestones.
Dropdown.png

 

Hope this helps.

LRVinNC

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @Anonymous ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to display the name within the Drop down, but save the ID value into your data source when you click "Submit" button?

Further, how do you save your Dropdown value to you data source? Could you please share a bit more about your app's screenshot?

 

I assume that the Drop down control existed within a Edit form, and you use SubmitForm function to save your dropdown value to your data source.

If you want to save the ID value rather than Name value from the Dropdown into your data source, please take a try with the following workaround:

Within the Edit form, unlock the Data card which contains the Drop down control, then set the Update property of the Data card to following:

Dropdown1.Selected.ID      /* <-- Dropdown1 represents the Drop down control that you mentioned */

If you use Patch function to submit your Dropdown value into your data source, please take a try with the following workaround:

Set the OnSelect property of the "Submit" button to following:

Patch(
          'YourDataSource',
           Defaults('YourDataSource'),
           {
            RelatedColumn: Dropdown1.Selected.ID,
            ...
           }
)

On your side, please consider take try to get the corresponding ID value from the selected item within Drop down control via the following formula:

Dropdown1.Selected.ID

then submit above formula value into your data source.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Anonymous
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Hi @v-xida-msft thank you for your answer.

 

"Do you want to display the name within the Drop down, but save the ID value into your data source when you click "Submit" button?"

This is exactly what I'm trying to do.
If I use

Dropdown1.Selected.ID  

I will get the ID location of the Drop Down and not the ID of the item.

Example:

 

IDName
1Jack
3Rose
4Mike

 

In this data set the second position is Rose with ID:3. So if I create a Drop Down with the names and use Dropdown1.Selected.ID for Rose will return ID:2 and a posible error.

 

I'm trying to do with a LookUp, is not the ideal, but I think will work.

LookUp('table_name'; DropDown.Selected.Value = Name; id);

@Anonymous 

Have you tried to set your Items on the DropDown to something like this:

ShowColumns('table name', "ID", "Value")

This will give you a set of items that are just the ID and Value columns of your table data source.

Then the Selected.ID and Selected.Value will be exactly from that table and will be accurate (no issues with Lookups on "text" field)

 

Hope this helps.

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Hi @Anonymous ,

Have you solved your problem?

Could you please share a bit more about your data source? Is it a SP list? Could you please share a bit more about the data structure of your data source?

I have made a test on my side, and don't have the issue that you mentioned.

In addition, I agree with your thought almost, I think the LookUp() function could achieve your needs. Please take a try with the following workaround:

LookUp('table_name'; DropDown.Selected.Value = Name; id)

Or

LookUp('table_name'; DropDown.Selected.Value = Name).id

You could also consider take a try to only display the id value and Name value from your data source within the Drop down control. Please take a try with the following workaround:

Set the Items proeprty of the Drop down control to following:

ShowColumns('Table_name'; "id", "Name")

Then you could get the corresponding Id value for the selected item in your Drop down control using the following formula:

Dropdown1.Selected.id

If you have solved your problem, please go ahead to click "Accept as Solution" to identify this thread has been solved.

 

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