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Dropdown values not being emailed

I am new to PowerApps and I am working on a simple form app to email the data collected from the form to myself.  I have all elements working except for the values of the dropdown controls.  The list of selections comes from an Excel table that I am using as a data source.  I have tried "Dropdown.SelectedText", "Dropdown.Selected.Value", "Dropdown.Selected"...none of these are accepted as valid.  How do I input these into my formula so that the dropdown values subsequently appear in my email upon form submission.  Attached is a snippet of my formula with the item in question circled.  Help!

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@bridgetwilson 

Actually, in looking at your formula, that is the only one of your controls that is even close to being proper.

You need to specify the property of the controls that you want to include in your text.  So, for example, you have (to start) RequestDateLabel1 ,  you need to specify the text property of that to get the text - so : RequestDateLabel1.Text 

This goes for all of your other control references in the formula.  I see that you have it included for a couple of the controls, but not all.  Therefore, you are mixing control types and text types - which is bound to confuse the designer.

I would first, adjust those controls to include the property you want to get the text from, then, looking specifically at your MajorSystemsLine3 control - the SelectedText property should work, however it is deprecated and should be avoided.  Depending on the Items property of your MajorSystemsLine3, the .Value should work.

Make those adjustments to your formula first and if you are still experiencing issues, post back your corrected formula and also the formula for the Items property of the ComboBox.

 

I hope that helps some.

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@bridgetwilson 

Actually, in looking at your formula, that is the only one of your controls that is even close to being proper.

You need to specify the property of the controls that you want to include in your text.  So, for example, you have (to start) RequestDateLabel1 ,  you need to specify the text property of that to get the text - so : RequestDateLabel1.Text 

This goes for all of your other control references in the formula.  I see that you have it included for a couple of the controls, but not all.  Therefore, you are mixing control types and text types - which is bound to confuse the designer.

I would first, adjust those controls to include the property you want to get the text from, then, looking specifically at your MajorSystemsLine3 control - the SelectedText property should work, however it is deprecated and should be avoided.  Depending on the Items property of your MajorSystemsLine3, the .Value should work.

Make those adjustments to your formula first and if you are still experiencing issues, post back your corrected formula and also the formula for the Items property of the ComboBox.

 

I hope that helps some.

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