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_sourcecod3_
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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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v-xida-msft
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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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v-xida-msft
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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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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.

JennyJenn831
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Hello, all! I am looking for something similar. I have a SharePoint list-generated Power App, and I have MANY people picker fields in it, each limited to a SharePoint group of names (to limit the selections for each people picker).  Unlike others, I WANT the field to behave as a drop down, so the users can see the available users to select from, rather than having to know their name and then type it to get results.  Is there an (easy?!) way to do this? Thank you all for your assistance! 

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