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Helper I

Dropdown default value in PowerApps

I have created an app using SharePoint list as a source.

In  SharePoint list, i have set some default values like date is set to today's date, drop down has some default value.

When i customize this form into app, default value doesn't appear.

Can you please advise how to display default as showing this in SharePoint list ?

 

Thanks

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Super User
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Re: Dropdown default value in PowerApps

Default values in the SharePoint list don't carry forward to the field controls that are created in PowerApps. for example if I had a Start Date field I wanted to default to the current date I could add this formula to the Default property of the datacard containing the "Start Date".

 

If(
    SharePointForm1.Mode = FormMode.New,
    Now(),
    ThisItem.'Start Date'
)

You will need to tweak this formula based on the name of your column name and field type.



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Community Support

Re: Dropdown default value in PowerApps

HI @satishpandey ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to set a Default value for the Date field and Dropdown field in the Edit form of your app?

 

Currently, the Default property of the fields in a SP list would not be applied to a canvas app. If you would like the Default value of the fields you set within your SP list could be displayed well in your canvas app or custom form, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

 

As an alternative solution, you could set the Default value for corresponding fields in the Edit form of your app directly. I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround:8.JPG

 

9.JPG

Set the DefaultDate property of the DatePicker control within the Due Date Data card to following:

If(SharePointForm1.Mode = FormMode.New, Now(), Parent.Default)

Set the DefaultSelectedItems property of the Combo Box within the Status Data card to following:

If(
SharePointForm1.Mode = FormMode.New,
{
Value: "Pending"
},
Parent.Default
)

Note: The Status column is a Choice type column on my SP List.

 

Please also check and see if the following blog would help in your scenario:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/default-values-for-complex-sharepoint-types/

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Super User
Super User

Re: Dropdown default value in PowerApps

Default values in the SharePoint list don't carry forward to the field controls that are created in PowerApps. for example if I had a Start Date field I wanted to default to the current date I could add this formula to the Default property of the datacard containing the "Start Date".

 

If(
    SharePointForm1.Mode = FormMode.New,
    Now(),
    ThisItem.'Start Date'
)

You will need to tweak this formula based on the name of your column name and field type.



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Community Support
Community Support

Re: Dropdown default value in PowerApps

HI @satishpandey ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to set a Default value for the Date field and Dropdown field in the Edit form of your app?

 

Currently, the Default property of the fields in a SP list would not be applied to a canvas app. If you would like the Default value of the fields you set within your SP list could be displayed well in your canvas app or custom form, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

 

As an alternative solution, you could set the Default value for corresponding fields in the Edit form of your app directly. I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround:8.JPG

 

9.JPG

Set the DefaultDate property of the DatePicker control within the Due Date Data card to following:

If(SharePointForm1.Mode = FormMode.New, Now(), Parent.Default)

Set the DefaultSelectedItems property of the Combo Box within the Status Data card to following:

If(
SharePointForm1.Mode = FormMode.New,
{
Value: "Pending"
},
Parent.Default
)

Note: The Status column is a Choice type column on my SP List.

 

Please also check and see if the following blog would help in your scenario:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/default-values-for-complex-sharepoint-types/

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Helper I
Helper I

Re: Dropdown default value in PowerApps

Thanks so much for your help.

I was able to default the date and drop down by using the same syntex you have provided.

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Helper I
Helper I

Re: Dropdown default value in PowerApps

Thanks Jeff.

I just used this formula in the default property and it worked perfectly fine.


If(SharePointForm1.Mode = FormMode.New,

Now(),

Parent.Default)

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Regular Visitor

Re: Dropdown default value in PowerApps

Hi, can you confirm if this will work in a choice field?

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