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blancaollero
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Dropdown value does not show the right data in Form Edit

Hello Power Apps Community!

 

I am having a strange issue with datacards in forms that contain dropdowns:

The forms work as they should in the "view" and "new" modes. However, when I switch the form to "edit" a record, sometimes the dropdown resets to the first value in the dropdown (in my case, this value is "blank"). Other times, the default correctly shows the value in the record. If the user refreshes the browser, the glitch disappears (the correct value from the record shows as the preselected value from the dropdown). The biggest problem is that, if the user was going to change some other value in the form and doesn't realize the change in the dropdown field and submits the form, the blank value will override what was already there as if the user had submitted the change intentionally.

 

I appreciate any help that you can give me!

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blancaollero
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For anyone that runs into the same issue in the future... note that the glitch is fixed if you use combo-boxes instead of drop-downs. Combo boxes are the default control used in PowerApps when making an app for a SharePoint list. If you are creating your own form in a canvas app, combo boxes are the way to go too... drop-downs will not play nicely with forms.

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blancaollero
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For anyone that runs into the same issue in the future... note that the glitch is fixed if you use combo-boxes instead of drop-downs. Combo boxes are the default control used in PowerApps when making an app for a SharePoint list. If you are creating your own form in a canvas app, combo boxes are the way to go too... drop-downs will not play nicely with forms.

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