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ccant
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Error references control that doesn't exist

Hi,

I have an odd issue where I have a few errors that appear to be for a control that doesn't exist.

 

For example, I get a "Name isn't valid. This identifier isn't recognized." for the control/property: galleryTemplate5.ItemAccessibleLabel (see PowerAppsErrorMessage.png). However, the galleryTemplate5 doesn't exist in the list of controls in my PowerApp (see PowerAppsControlSearchResults.png).  

 

It doesn't seem to have any negative effects on the PowerApp (unless they are hidden bugs), it just makes it difficult to keep track of the errors.

 

Thank you

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Ok, looks like I will just need to wait till the bug is resolved to get rid of these errors. Thank you @iAm_ManCat and @PowerAddict, for your help.

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@ccant I would not wait until the bug is resolved. How many galleries do you have in your app? Also how many of them have their OnSelect property populated? Going through the OnSelect property of each gallery in your app should help you identify and get rid of this error. 

 

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Ah ok, I get it now I didn't quite understand - basically the error is using the old name for the gallery and to fix it you need to guess which gallery was renamed and resolve the error. Thank you 🙂

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@ccant suggest you accept the appropriate post as the solution.

Anyways, glad I could help!

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rbunge
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Resurrecting this thread because I have a similar error, though not related to a gallery (which this and another very similar post centered on). Hoping @iAm_ManCat (or others, now 3 years later) can shed some light...

 

Canvas app has a Patch statement in OnError property. It logs all errors to a Dataverse table. One particular set of errors has to do with the Index function (see two examples below), and while slight variations in error, they are always on control Label24.Text. However, there is no Label24 control in the app. I have searched with the control search (for Label24) & the new global search (for Label24 and Index), I have downloaded the MSAPP file, "pac canvas extract"-ed it, and searched with VS Code for Label24 and Index, all to no avail.

 

The Index() function isn't being used in the app, and there is no Label24.

 

It is entirely possible that I had a label which used the Index() function for debugging purposes while I was editing the app, but I always delete them prior to publishing for production. And I would think that, if it WERE referring to this now-long-deleted control, there would be SOME mention/reference visible in the bowels of the msapp file.

 

Surely there's not some cached version(s?) on MS servers that might still contain that reference even though the live, published version doesn't?

 

Thanks!

 

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iAm_ManCat
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In your case, I would search for every reference to 'Index(' and then recreate any control that used it as it may be referring to an older name that has been cached by Power Apps erroneously.

 

If that doesn't work, bring in the big guns and raise a support call with Microsoft, asking them to fix the very specific error of Index being called on a control (Label24) that doesn't exist within your app.


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Thanks @iAm_ManCat  for the quick reply.

 

Yep, tried searching for Index( both in the canvas app global search box, as well as in VS Code once I extracted the app. All searches turned up null results. That's what's so perplexing -- the function is not used anywhere in the app, and the control they referenced does not exist in the app.

 

Looks like a ticket might be the only way.

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