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How to set DefaultSelectedItems for Combo Box

Hello team,

I noticed we have many similar topics under this Forums, but I still haven't found a solution for my problem, could you pls. kindly advise? thank you. 
I have 3 Combo Box in detail page, this detail page will show the detail RequestID, SlicerBranchGrp, SlicerBranchUnit and SlicerBranch when I selected 1 item from Main Gallery page. Currently only the value for RequestID showed the correct value, but the 3 combo box didn't show the selected value. My datasource is a sharepoint list called TBSSchedule.
Btw, I want to let the 3 combo box to show default value to the selected value, but set the Item property to the value from variable (the value in variable is from a power automate flow return value), so currently the Item property works well, I could see all the values when I click the combo box, but the DefaultSelectedItems for these 3 combo box didn't work. I want to set the DefaultSelectedItems to the selected value, how to do that?

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For example, I tried this one, it didn't work
Filter(Choices(TBSSchedule.SlicerBranchGrp), Value = ThisItem.SlicerBranchGrp)

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WarrenBelz
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@Anonymous ,

This is the first time you have mentioned multiple values and that changes every piece of code we have discussed and also the type of field required to store the data. If your posted question is solved, please accept as solution, then detail your new requirements on a new thread. You can tag me if you want and I will respond if I see it.

 

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @Anonymous ,

The DefaultSelectedItems is a Table with two elements

  • The field (xxxx) in the Table being displayed in the Combo Box (ComboBoxName.Selected.xxxx)
  • The field from the data source you want to display

For example if the ComboBox output was ComboBoxName.Selected.Value and the field being displayed was the Choice field SlicerBranchGrp, then the DefaultSelectedItems would be

{Value: TheItem.SlicerBranchGrp.Value}

If you cannot work any out, I need the Items of the Combo Box and the name and type of field being written back to.

 

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Anonymous
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Hi @WarrenBelz 
Thanks a lot for your quick reply!

Do you mean I need to set the DefaultSelectedItems to ThisItem.SlicerBranchGrp.Value? It didn't work.

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Combox name are ComboxBranGrp, ComboxBranUnit, ComboxBranch

Combox field in sharepoint list are Single line of text

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Item property of SlicerBranchGrp: var_Branch.BranchGroup

Item property of SlicerBranch: Sort(Distinct(Filter(var_Branch, BranchGroup = ComboxBranGrp.Selected.BranchGroup),Branch),Result)
Item property of SlicerBranUnit: Sort(Distinct(Filter(var_Branch, Branch = ComboxBranch.Selected.Result),BranchUnit),Result)

As these 3 columns have dependencies, so I added some dependencies there, currently it works for the Item property.

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Thank you!

WarrenBelz
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@Anonymous ,

For the first one, it would be

{BranchGrp: ThisItem.SlicerBranchGrp}

with (as per my post) BranchGrp being the output of the Combo Box and ThisItem.SlicerBranchGrp (a Text field therefore .Value not required) being the field displayed.  Please take a moment to re-read my post and see if you can work out the other two.

 

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Anonymous
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Hi @WarrenBelz 

No error with putting it in DefaultSelectedItems, but it didn't show the select value, nothing appeared in the combo box.

{BranchGrp: ThisItem.SlicerBranchGrp}

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WarrenBelz
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@Anonymous ,

Your DefaultSelectedItems in the control are not what you have posted above them.

Anonymous
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@WarrenBelz 
I just got the selected value with below (which I just found from another thread.
RenameColumns(Filter(Split(Parent.Default, ";"), !IsBlank(Result)), "Result", "Value")

But I got another problem, may I know how to set the update property for the DataCard (combo box ComboxBranGrp is under this DataCard)? because when I click submit button to submit the updated value, I got blank value in sharepoint list.
I used SubmitForm(UpdateSched) for submit button.

WarrenBelz
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@Anonymous ,

That code would not be the answer to the question I have been dealing with - it is addressing a Table (not a single selection) and a lookup or a choice column (not Text as you advised). Your current problem is probably directly related to the DefaultSelectedItems. If you had what I posted, the Update of the Data Card to a Text field would simply be

ThisItem.SlicerBranchGrp

 

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Anonymous
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I tried the method you suggested, no error appeared, but it didn't work, combo box can't show the selected value  😞

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WarrenBelz
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@Anonymous ,

Again, not what I posted - if the Items of the Combo Box is

var_Branch.BranchGroup

and it is writing to the Text field SlicerBranchGroup, then the DefaultSelectedItems is

{BranchGrp: ThisItem.SlicerBranchGrp}

I am assuming here varBranch is a Record Variable. 

 

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