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Formated text always revert to [$-en-US] And I can't seem to make it go away

I have a Textinput that I am trying to set the default to Text(VarText, "###-##-##"), but anything I do revert it back to Text(VarText, "[$-en-US]###-##-##").

I have tried the same in a Text label and I have the same ouptput. Always reverting bakc to Text(String, "[$-en-US]###-##-##")

I had it working for a second but then it reverted back automatically.

I have tried Text(String, "[en-US]###-##-##")

Text(String, "###-##-##","[en-US]")

I have tried also with zeros

Tell me it's a bug, I am going mad over this.

Started the new app today if that helps. Although it does the same thing in an older app I have.

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @yanni99 ,

Actually, it is not an bug, it is an normal behavior within Text function when you use it to format a number value or a date time value, the language placeholder would be inserted automatically.


If you specify a custom format without a language placeholder and the format is ambiguous from a global standpoint, the language tag for your current language is inserted automatically.


Actually, when you specify custom format within the Text function to format date or number value, you need also to specify the language placeholder, it you do not specify it manually, this language placeholder would be inserted automatically based on your currently language.


If you want to remove the language placeholder from the Text function, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.


If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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