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How to reference between tables and key, and show the value of a textual column, not a key

I used the tutorial: FlooringEstimates.xlsx - https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/tutorials/add-form/

 

But in the column: Category, I wanted a KEY to be written there, coming from another table (UNIQUE_ID_CATEGORY).

 

flooring-estimates.pngflooring-estimates-id-category.png

 

Is there a way to show the name: Carpet / Hardwood / Tile, from the ID_Category table, in the EditForm and ViewForm, but using the data from the FlooringEstimates table?

 

power-apps-category-dropdown.png

 

 

But when Edit or New record, to be able to choose in the Dropdown the names of the categories (Carpet / Hardwood), but being recorded in the table the key of each category (201F206C / 32E2FB58).

 

It is possible to record the category key, but selecting and showing the category name.

 

 

Update

I noticed that it used below the dropdown a form, and therefore it did not work, placing a gallery of text, has shown all the products of the category.

 

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Re: How to reference between tables and key, and show the value of a textual column, not a key

Hi AvenaFernando,

 

Thanks for updating. And I am glad to hear that you have solved this issue.
Any time you got issues when working with PowerApps, welcome post your issues here, we are always ready to help.

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Helper II
Helper II

Re: How to reference between tables and key, and show the value of a textual column, not a key

The application with solution for those who are learning and want to understand is there.
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AijLzG3PzbargXwN_Gaf0nzi8qVm

 

The Dropdown and Gallery accepts to receive data type table.

Form only one record.

 

But being careful to the table of a certain category does not have more than 500 items.

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/tutorials/delegation-overview/#non-delegable-limits

 

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