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pb37087
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Multi-select People Picker Default Selected Items submitting to SQL

I have a combo box that allows a user to select multi-users from Office365 connector.  My Items Property is Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm: ComboBox1.SearchText, top: 10}).  When a user submits the data to my SQL data source, it is submitting a concat of all the emails selected from a label delimited with a semi-colon. 


When a user selects the item from a gallery, I store it in a variable.  Set(varUser, ThisItem).

 

I would like to take the concat field of the semi-colon separated emails and expose them to the combo box and pick up those emails as people selected objects.

 

So, it would look something like this:

Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm: Split(varUser.EmailConcatField, ";"), top: 10}).  But this will not work because this is looking for a text field, not a table.  Any assistance or know of where an example of this would be?

 

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pb37087
Frequent Visitor

I got this to work by keeping this in my Gallery on the selection:

ClearCollect(
colEmail,
ForAll(
Split(
ThisItem.Value,
";"
),
{Result: ThisRecord.Value}
)
);


Then in the combobox, the default selected items is shown as:
ForAll(colEmail, First(Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm: ThisRecord.Result, top: 1})))

 

Hope this helps.

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v-qiaqi-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @pb37087,
Do you want to populate the Combo Box with Gallery selected users?

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

 

If you want to populate the Combo Box with the multi select users, I think you could directly set the DefaultSelectedItems property as below:

Gallery2.Selected.'Marketing Team'//Here is the field name

 

 

Best Regards,
Qi

I want to continue using the combo box as a people picker field.  So when I select an item from a gallery and use that concat field with the email semi-colon separated options, the users may want to add additional users to the combo box.  So I still need the people picker functionality in play.

Yes, As you see below, my field is a semi-colon separated group of emails.  I would like to use the object email and search for the items selected by the user after they sent it to the lists.  I would like for the combo box to pick up that email items.  Not sure if this makes sense.

pb37087_0-1650225499159.png

 

Melinda
Employee
Employee

@pb37087 have you ever found a solution for this? I am struggling with this and the recommendations below aren't working for me. Thank you!

pb37087
Frequent Visitor

I got this to work by keeping this in my Gallery on the selection:

ClearCollect(
colEmail,
ForAll(
Split(
ThisItem.Value,
";"
),
{Result: ThisRecord.Value}
)
);


Then in the combobox, the default selected items is shown as:
ForAll(colEmail, First(Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm: ThisRecord.Result, top: 1})))

 

Hope this helps.

Melinda
Employee
Employee

@pb37087 Brilliant! I would have never come up with that but worked like a charm. Thanks so much!

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