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Managed Meta Data to CDS

Hello everyone,


Bit of an odd situation here, but this is what I'm trying to achieve.


We have an app that was developed in a small pilot type scenario.  The usage was so well liked, we would like to move it out to general production.  The issue is when we do that we are going to hit item limit issues in Sharepoint very quickly.  We have decided to move the data to CDS instead of SharePoint.  We are using Managed Meta Data field in the app and would like to keep this data in CDS (Guid, path, value would all be stored as part of an entity)


My question is, is there a way to create a choice field in PowerApps that directly references the Term Store an not columns in a list.


Thanks in advance for any ideas


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Re: Managed Meta Data to CDS

Hi @SteveBlueShift

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Could you please share more details about the Term Store that you mentioned?

Do you want to create a Dropdown box within your app to reference values from Term Store data source directly rather than connect to a column in your SP list?

If you want to create a Dropdown box within your app to reference values from Term Store data source directly rather than connect to a column in your SP list, I think the Dropdown control could achieve your needs.

I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround:Test1.gif

Set the Items property of the Dropdown (which within the Term Store Data card) to following:

TermStoreCollection    /* <-- TermStoreCollection represents the data source store my Term Store info */

On your side, you should type:


Note: The Term Store column is a Single line of text type column in my SP list data source. I assume that you have already created a Text type column in your data source to store the Term Store value.


Best regards,


Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: Managed Meta Data to CDS

Thanks for your reply Kris,


The Term Store that I want to gather from is the Term Store on a SharePoint site collection.  We are using defined fields (locations, products, etc) that are used across the company and want to ensure a consistent list of items.


We have been investigating a little more and would like to create a Managed Metadata entity in CDS to hold the record for the term store item (GUID, path, etc).


I see what you did with the collection and I like that approach,  Is that collection loaded into the PowerApp via some code somewhere or is that connection built into a SharePoint connected app (I haven't had time to test this on my end yet)




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