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jutrust
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Hide "unsaved" label in attachment control?

Hello! My app has one attachment control that the user can interact with. When they add their attachments, the attachments are copied to a hidden form, which is submitted to a temporary SP list, and a Power Automate flow runs in the background to grab that list item and get some extra data to return to the app.

My problem is that the attachment control the user sees says "unsaved" next to all of the attachments. My understanding is that this is because the control is not attached to a form that gets submitted. I don't want to use a temporary list, because I'm trying to not clutter up my tenant. Is there a way to hide this label?Unsaved labelUnsaved label

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LuizVicente
Super User
Super User

As far as I know it is not possible to customize this message.

See this: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps/Remove-edit-unsaved-text-from-attachment-fie...



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Alfa741
Frequent Visitor

Hi,

any news on that topic? I got the exact same issue. Dis you find a workaround?

Hey! Like I said, I do still think it's because my attachment control isn't attached to a specific form. For my use case, it's never going to be so.... My workaround was to follow one of the tutorials that uploads an attachment one at a time using an attachment control, an image control, and a flow. (Ex. Power Apps Attachments for SharePoint - Files, Images, and Signatures - YouTube) On upload, you clear the attachment control and (IMPORTANT) add the attachment info (name, size from the flow if you want, etc) to a collection. THEN show the collection in a gallery. Basically, create your own little gallery for finished attachments and put a "Saved" label on each item there 🙂

Since you clear the attachment control after each attachment, you'll never see the "Unsaved" label. Works for me anyway lol

adriansuteu9333
Frequent Visitor

Hello.

 

In case anyone still needs to do this, I found a workaround:

I had to use this on a Power Apps form with a single attachment enabled, but you can extend it to more than 1 with similar logic.

 

Steps I used:

  • Add a Attachment type field on the Power Apps form (data type came from the source in my case).
  • Add 2 additional elements in this control: AttachmentNameText - text label, AttachmentNameFill - rectangle.

adriansuteu9333_0-1714386787643.png

 

  • Create a variable (varAttachmentName).
  • Set it to attachment name in OnAddFile Action of the Attachment control (first item from DataCardValue1 in my case).

 

Set (
    varAttachmentName,
    First(DataCardValue1.Attachments).Name
)

 

  • Set it on blank for OnRemoveFile Action of the same control.

 

 Set (
    varAttachmentName,
    ""
)

 

  • Position the rectangle over the usual file name (make sure you leave space for the attachment type icon and the X - remove attachment icon).
  • Make the rectangle background white (or whichever color is the main control background in your case).
  • Set it to be visible (Visible property) only if there is a file attached (otherwise you want the "There is nothing attached" text to be visible):

 

Len(varAttachmentName) > 0

 

adriansuteu9333_1-1714386948559.png

  • Set the newly created text label to cover the same space as the rectangle.
  • Set the Text property of it to the attachment name (below you can see a workaround I used to avoid multiple line scroll in case the name is longer than the space available):

 

If (
    Len(varAttachmentName) <= 38,
    varAttachmentName,
    Left(
        varAttachmentName,
        35
    ) & "..."
)

 



Final result:

  • Nothing attached:

adriansuteu9333_2-1714387815366.png

  • File is attached:

adriansuteu9333_3-1714387858393.png

 

PS: You'll have to disable the ItemHoverFill of the attachment control (by setting it to the same color as the background). 

 

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