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Passing a Dropdown into a global variable

I am building my first PowerApps and want to pass the value from a dropdown into a global variable so I can call it on different screens, I am using this:
However I am getting an incompatible type error, has anyone passed a dropdown into a global variable with success?


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Hi @GWBJones 


This type of error occurs when you are trying to store values of different data types into a variable.

May be you have used the same variable name with another data type in your App.


Try with a unqiue variable name.

Also set your variable on the OnChange property of the dropdown



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Reza Dorrani, MVP

Hi Reza Dorrani

This is the only place I have used that variable name and it doesnt seem to matter if its onselect, onchange or use a seperate button to set the variable, it just seems like you cant set global variables from a dropdown, has anyone had success doing that?

Thanks Brian

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