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szita2000
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Dropdown list to load default value from sharepoint list

Hi All. 

 

How can I make a dropdown to lookup the username in a sharepoint list and load the value for the user from another column on application start?
Right now I have a normal dropdown on a settings screen, where I was able to load in the list of folders from a sharepoint list, but I need to make the selected value load in as default for the user on application start. 
(Each user can specify where the application will write to. (Sharepoint folder))

Also on select I need to write the selected value from the dropdown for the user. Is this something I can only make with form control? 

Thanks

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v-xiaochen-msft
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Hi @szita2000 ,

 

It looks like you saved the user's settings information in the sharepoint document library (in the folder) instead of sharepoint list.

 

So , you should create a list to save the user and the department name selected by the user.

 

For example:

1\ This is my sharepoint document library ‘TestGG’.

v-xiaochen-msft_0-1614756770671.png

 

 

2\ This is my sharepoint list ‘LIST86

v-xiaochen-msft_1-1614756770673.png

 

 

2\ Add a dropdown control ‘Dropdown1’ and set its Items property to:

TestGG

 

3\ Add a button control and set its onselect property to:

If(CountRows(Filter(LIST86,UserName=User().FullName))=0,Patch(LIST86,Defaults(LIST86),{Title:"Test",UserName:User().FullName,folders:Dropdown1.Selected.Name}))

// If the user has not set it before, create a new record. The record saves the name of the user and the name of the department selected by the user.

 

4\ Set the dropdown control’s default property to:

LookUp(LIST86,UserName=User().FullName).folders

// Every time a user opens the application, if the user has set a department, the default value of the dropdown control is the name of the department.

 

Best Regards,

Wearsky

If my post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help others. Thanks.

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v-xiaochen-msft
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Hi @szita2000 ,

 

According to your description, I've made a test for your reference:

1\ This is my list ‘LIST86’. ‘UserName’ and ‘folders’ are ‘Single line of text’ columns. The value of the folders column is displayed in the dropdown control.

v-xiaochen-msft_0-1614739833703.png

 

2\ Add a dropdown control ‘Dropdown1’ and set its Items property to:

LIST86

 

Set the dropdown control’s Default property to:

LookUp(LIST86,UserName=User().FullName).folders

 

// At this time, the default value of the dropdown control will change according to the user.

 

For your second question:

You could use other controls instead of form control.

For example: you could use a textinput control and a button control instead of form control.

1\ Add a textinput control ‘TextInput1’

 

2\ Add a button control and set its onselect property to:

Patch(LIST86,Dropdown1.Selected,{folders:TextInput1.Text})

 

// At this point you can modify the value of the folder column of the record selected by the Dropdown control.

// The value of the folders column is the value entered by the textinput control.

 

3\ The result is as follows:

v-xiaochen-msft_1-1614739833705.png

 

v-xiaochen-msft_2-1614739833707.png

 

 

Best Regards,

Wearsky

If my post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help others. Thanks.

Hi Wearsky. 

Thanks very much for the help. Much appreciated.

The initial dropdown items are pre-loaded, not generated by the user. 
(For the items I have a list set up with one column as the items for my dropdown, the other column is the url where the application will save, Essentially I am looking up the items in the dropdown and bringing in the corresponding urls in to a textbox with a lookup)

So when the user stats the app for the first time, I will need to take them to the settings screen and ask them to set the department they want to save to. At this point the dropdown has to be blank.


My problem is to reload the user choice when the app will be opened next time. 


This is why I am trying to - on dropdown select - Write out the username and the selected item to a Sharepoint List. I was trying to make a lookup on application start bringing back the user's previously selected value to the dropdown. 
If the lookup can't find the user's default, I would send them to the settings screen prompting for configure first.

Maybe this is not the right method? Maybe we can store the user's selection of a dropdown for next application start with some other way?

Thanks

 

 

v-xiaochen-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @szita2000 ,

 

Thank you for your detailed reply.

Sorry, I am still very confused about your needs...

If possible, please provide some pictures to explain your needs.

I try my best to help you.

 

Best Regards,
Wearsky

Hi @v-xiaochen-msft 
Here is my settings screen.

szita2000_0-1614753575239.png

The items in the dropdown are pre-defined. They are coming from this sharepoint list.

szita2000_1-1614753653638.png

 


The app taking a picture then you presented with a "Save to sharepoint list" button (Sorry but I had to blur.)

szita2000_2-1614753944250.png

 

Then they write to one of the folders above based on what is the dropdown set to.(with a flow)

 

The Button OnSelect property sets the variables for concatenating the url together then uploads to the selected folder.
OnSelect:
Set(UrlData, lbURL.Text);
Set(Siteaddress, lbSiteAddress.Text);
Set(Folderpath, lbFolderPath.Text);
Set(filelinkfromflow, Gyöngyös5sPictureFlow.Run(myTime & ".jpg",
TakenPic,UrlData,Siteaddress,Folderpath).filelink);

What I am trying to achieve is that when a user sets up his department on the setting page it will stay as default. 
So when the app opened the next time, the default of the dropdown stays the same as before. (Talking about of the event of complete shutdown of the app on the user's phone)

Hope this clears it up. 
Thanks again.

v-xiaochen-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @szita2000 ,

 

It looks like you saved the user's settings information in the sharepoint document library (in the folder) instead of sharepoint list.

 

So , you should create a list to save the user and the department name selected by the user.

 

For example:

1\ This is my sharepoint document library ‘TestGG’.

v-xiaochen-msft_0-1614756770671.png

 

 

2\ This is my sharepoint list ‘LIST86

v-xiaochen-msft_1-1614756770673.png

 

 

2\ Add a dropdown control ‘Dropdown1’ and set its Items property to:

TestGG

 

3\ Add a button control and set its onselect property to:

If(CountRows(Filter(LIST86,UserName=User().FullName))=0,Patch(LIST86,Defaults(LIST86),{Title:"Test",UserName:User().FullName,folders:Dropdown1.Selected.Name}))

// If the user has not set it before, create a new record. The record saves the name of the user and the name of the department selected by the user.

 

4\ Set the dropdown control’s default property to:

LookUp(LIST86,UserName=User().FullName).folders

// Every time a user opens the application, if the user has set a department, the default value of the dropdown control is the name of the department.

 

Best Regards,

Wearsky

If my post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help others. Thanks.

Thanks for this. 
Not exactly what I had in mind, but with your post I was able to figure out the final formula on the button. 

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