cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
AvenaFernando
Helper II
Helper II

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.

 

2 REPLIES 2
v-yamao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

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
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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

 

This is correct?

Helpful resources

Announcements
PA User Group

Welcome to the User Group Public Preview

Check out new user group experience and if you are a leader please create your group

Power Apps Community Call

Monthly Power Apps Community Call

Did you miss the call?? Check out the Power Apps Community Call here!

secondImage

Experience what’s next for Power Apps

See the latest Power Apps innovations, updates, and demos from the Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event.

Power Platform ISV STudio

Power Platform ISV Studio

ISV Studio is the go-to Power Platform destination for ISV’s to monitor & manage applications post-AppSource publish.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (43,732)