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Roxann_R
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How to set up a SharePoint column to receive data from a powerapps multiselect combobox?

Can someone explain to me the proper settings for a sharepoint list column to allow it to receive and return the values from a multiselect combobox? I've watched lots of videos but I haven't found one that stipulates how to set up the SP column and I'm stuck between selected items.value, text, etc.

 

Scenario: SP List as database for canvas app

Design: Using Forms to create and edit records

Items for Combobox can either be a separate SP list, or hardcoded ["Item1", "Item2"], whichever is easier/better/less problematic

 

Should the SP column to be written to be set up as Single LIne of Text, Multiple Lines of Text, Choice or ?

Based on above, do I need to concat the selected items to write them to the SP column, or collect them?  And would I do that on the onselect or onchange or even the Update property of the datacard?

 

Sorry if this is basic, but it's eating my lunch.

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RandyHayes
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Then you are referring to text...so all you need is a Text column.  

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RandyHayes
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@Roxann_R 

If you want a multi-select combobox, then what is it you want to write to in your list?  You can write to any column in your list from a multi-select combobox, but the question is...what do you want to do?

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Roxann_R
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@RandyHayes 

I want to write all of the users' selections to one column, separated by a comma or semicolon is fine.

RandyHayes
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Then you are referring to text...so all you need is a Text column.  

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