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Parent.Default doesn't work for decimal numbers in the dropdown list HELP

Hello,

I need your help. I am using PowerApps which fills Excel. I generated PowerApp app automatically from Excel and then I personalised some fields.

I have several dropdown lists, all of them work fine ( I fill it using app, it updates information in Excel, I can also modify it, and it will update the new information again). I'm using the function If(EditForm1.Mode = FormMode.New ;0 ; Parent.Default) to conserve Default value before modifying it. My problem is that this function for default value does not always work. My dropdown list contains Numbers as Items (not text), If I select the whole number like 1 , 2 , 3, In the EditScreen it works fine, but if I choose the decimal number, it will update in Excel but It won't be saved as a default value. 

 

Hope to hear from you soon, 

Thank you and have a great day.

 

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Re: Parent.Default doesn't work for decimal numbers in the dropdown list HELP

Try this on the format property of the textbox:
Text(Value(Parent.Default), "#.00")
Its most likely a formatting issues. Kindly look at this document, go to the number formatting section :
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/functions/function-text

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Re: Parent.Default doesn't work for decimal numbers in the dropdown list HELP

Thank you again, I just deleted all my SharePoint data connections, and then added them again, I don't know why but It worked, It was probably the formatting issue as you mentioned. 

Have a nice day!

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Super User III

Re: Parent.Default doesn't work for decimal numbers in the dropdown list HELP

A little clarification. You saying when you pick the decimal, it shows correctly on your form. But when you save, the decimal portion doesn't appear in Excel.
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Re: Parent.Default doesn't work for decimal numbers in the dropdown list HELP

Thank you for your response, When I pick the decimal, it shows correctly on my form and in Excel too. But when I want to modify it in the app, if my selected value is a whole number, my default value will be the whole number which I entered previously; but if my previously Selected value is a decimal number, then in the Mode Modify, my default value is lost (it will show the default value of the FormMode. New  while I want it to show the default value of the EditForm. Mode). Ex: I entered 2, I Submitted form, I decided to modify it, in the EditScreen 2 ; will be displayed and I can modify it. I entered 2.25, I Submitted form, I decided to modify it, in the EditScreen 0; will be displayed  (instead of 2.25) and I can modify it.  I have no problem with Excel, If I cancel my Modification, In Excel 2.25 will be displayed as expected.
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Re: Parent.Default doesn't work for decimal numbers in the dropdown list HELP

Try this on the format property of the textbox:
Text(Value(Parent.Default), "#.00")
Its most likely a formatting issues. Kindly look at this document, go to the number formatting section :
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/functions/function-text

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Re: Parent.Default doesn't work for decimal numbers in the dropdown list HELP

Thank you again, I just deleted all my SharePoint data connections, and then added them again, I don't know why but It worked, It was probably the formatting issue as you mentioned. 

Have a nice day!

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Re: Parent.Default doesn't work for decimal numbers in the dropdown list HELP

You can close it by making as a solution so other users can find it.

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