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Vee1
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Dropdown in powerapps based on column in excel table

Hi All,

 

I have a dropdown and I want the dropdown value to come from a colum in an excel table. 

 

I have linked the Table to the dropdown field and in the item I have put  [TableName.Column] it's not showing an error but when I click on the dropdown it's blank, the values of that colum are not appearing in the dropdown. 

 

Help please, what am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Vee

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CNT
Super User
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@Vee1 

Set the Items property to the Excel Table Name and the Value property to the Column Name as seen in the example below.

 

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Vee1
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Good morning @CNT 

 

Thanks for your reply. I tried your suggestion and it didn't work.  The dropdown is a combination field that is linked to a column in a sharepoint list. This is why I thought if I put [Tablename.Tablecolumn] in the items field this would work. However, when I test it, i get no values and there is no error message.

 

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@Vee1 Earlier you had mentioned that the column is in  an excel table and now you are saying that it is in a SP list. Which is the truth?

Vee1
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@CNT, I want to link the combination field to give me the values of a column from an excel table

 When I say it is linked to a column in a sharepoint list, i mean that the topic is a column in my sharepoint list but not the values of the combination field. 

 

The easiest solution would be to add the values of the combination field into the column of the sharepoint list. I don't want to do this, as the values for this field are a lot (over 500 entries with the possibility of more). That's why I have created a table in excel, with 1 column with the values I need for the combination field or dropdown. At the moment for testing purposes I only have 30 values. The idea is to link the combination field to the column in my excel table, so that the values for the dropdown field will always be up to date. 

 

I hope this clarifies the situation.

@Vee1 If I understand it right, you are trying to read a set of static values from a column in an Excel table and then write the selected value to a SP List. This is fine. But I don't get it what you mean by a combination field?

Vee1
Frequent Visitor

Hi @CNT 

 

Sorry, my powerapps is set up in german, so I might not be using the right term. It's a type of dropdown field. It looks like this:

In datasource, ive put my excel table called Orttbl. In Items i've put [Name of tbl.Name of column]. I get no error message, but when I click on the arrow of the dropdown, it shows me no values.

 

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Drrickryp
Super User
Super User

@Vee1

Move the Excel table to SharePoint. Excel sux as a datasource. 

Drrickryp
Super User
Super User

@Vee1

Move the Excel table to SharePoint. Excel sux as a datasource. It is easily corrupted. See The Ten Commandments of SharePoint in PowerApps. https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Comm...  before you do it. 

@Vee1 It looks like you are using a Combobox rather than a Dropdown. What do you see when you click Bearbeiten? Can you send a screen shot.

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