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People Picker field showing as dropdown.

Hi, I have a SharePoint list people picker (named Provider) on my app and it works just fine, but the confusion that comes to my users is that it's showing as a dropdown. I looked at the items for the field in the form and it shows "Choices('Leave Requests_1'.Provider)". Is there a way to change this value so that it doesn't show the dropdown? 

 

Thanks

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Re: People Picker field showing as dropdown.

Hi @_sourcecod3_ ,

Is the Provider a Person type column in your SP list?

Could you please share a screenshot about the issue within your users's app?

How does the People Picker field should be like within your end users's app?

 

Actually, it is a normal behaviour with Person type filed of SP list in PowerApps app. When you generate an app based on a SP List which includes a Person field, the Person field would be decorated as a ComboBox as below:9.JPG

If you want to find a specific user, you need to type some saech text within Person ComboBox as below:10.JPG

 

Do you mean that your end users could select record from the ComboBox control directly without typing some search text? If it is the issue, I could not reproduce your issue on my side. As an alternative solution, please consider unlock the Person field data card, and remove the ComboBox from there, then re-add a new ComboBox control, set the Items property to following:

Choices('Leave Requests_1'.Provider)

then re-bind the ComboBox to the Update property of the Person field data card, set the Update property of the Person field data card to following:

NewComboBox.Selected

Please take a try with above solution, check if the issue is solved.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: People Picker field showing as dropdown.

Hi @_sourcecod3_ ,

Is the Provider a Person type column in your SP list?

Could you please share a screenshot about the issue within your users's app?

How does the People Picker field should be like within your end users's app?

 

Actually, it is a normal behaviour with Person type filed of SP list in PowerApps app. When you generate an app based on a SP List which includes a Person field, the Person field would be decorated as a ComboBox as below:9.JPG

If you want to find a specific user, you need to type some saech text within Person ComboBox as below:10.JPG

 

Do you mean that your end users could select record from the ComboBox control directly without typing some search text? If it is the issue, I could not reproduce your issue on my side. As an alternative solution, please consider unlock the Person field data card, and remove the ComboBox from there, then re-add a new ComboBox control, set the Items property to following:

Choices('Leave Requests_1'.Provider)

then re-bind the ComboBox to the Update property of the Person field data card, set the Update property of the Person field data card to following:

NewComboBox.Selected

Please take a try with above solution, check if the issue is solved.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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_sourcecod3_
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Re: People Picker field showing as dropdown.

Hi @v-xida-msft ,

 

Thank you for your response. Yes, that was my concern, that it's showing as a dropdown when it really isn't. I was able to change the color of the icon so it hides the dropdown arrow and makes the field look like a text box only. 

 

Thank you for clarifying.

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