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Helper III

Dropdown box has somtimes a delay showing new (newly created) elements in the sharepoint lookup list.

In a Sharepoint form i have a  combo box (with search). The combo box has Item:Choices(Orders).Product.  

In the Sharepoint list Orders,  the Product field is a lookup field to the list Products.  This works well. 


Creating av ned product in the products field can be done from the Sharepoint screen. I have created 3 fields, and uses Patch to create a element in the Products list. 


Patch(Products; Defaults(Products);{Product: dcProduct.Text;Active: true;ProductNo: dcProductNo.Text})

This works also well. 


The problem is after i have created the Product from the Sharepoint screen, and then search for the product in the Product field there is somtimes a delay before the new Product shows up in the dropdown box.   Sometimes it show imidetily, somtimes it can be 30-60 seconds before i can see the product using search.    


The product is created without delay, but the delay appears somtimes n the dropdown box.  


Any idea how to avoid that the delay somtimes appears ?


Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @TrulsB 


Do you need the loopup for any other purpose apart from being used as choices in your app?


If not, add your 'products' list as a new data source to your app and reference your products list in the combobox 'Items'  property by adding the following: Products.Products. Also just amend your fields to refer to the Products value (instead of 'title' in the following...)




Hope this helps - good luck!


Community Support
Community Support

Hi @TrulsB :

You could refresh the data source after you patch the record, and then the problem should be solved.please try:

Patch(Products; Defaults(Products);{Product: dcProduct.Text;Active: true;ProductNo: dcProductNo.Text});;Refresh(Orders)

In addition,I'm afraid this code will not work:


please try:


Best Regards,



I wrote incorrect about the Choice.  Im using Choices([@Orders].Product)


I have tried the Refresh(Orders) after the patch, but still there is a delay.  Not for evry new product, but mybe after 2 of 10.


Hi, i tried but run into a delegation warning/problem.   The Product list is almost 2000 elements and is going to grow to 2500 elements. 

Hi @TrulsB :

I think the formula you provided will not involve delegation issues.If this is a new problem, I suggest you consider creating a new thread.

By the way, if you use a function that cannot be delegated, then the delegation problem cannot be solved.

Best Regards,


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