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PurpleHaze
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PowerApp doesn't accept Location columns

I just tried to make a PowerApp connected to a Sharepoint list I made.

Two of the lists columns are Location type ones meant to designate a location I am travelling from and my planned destination so it would calculate the mileage between them.

 

Unfortunately, I was unable to make the app and got this error message.

 

{ 

  "status": 400, 

  "message": "The required field \"Destination\" data type is not supported\r\nclientRequestId: db4ffc65-49cb-42bd-9eeb-6704c6bf90a3\r\nserviceRequestId: db4ffc65-49cb-42bd-9eeb-6704c6bf90a3" 

} 

 

 

Any help please?

Thanks.

7 REPLIES 7

@RezaDorrani wrote a blog post about this about 18 months ago. is there any new capability to work with these columns Reza?

Really?

Can I have the link to that blog post?

 

Thanks.

Hello, No progress made on location type columns. Same behavior to date. Regards, Reza
v-yutliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @PurpleHaze ,

Do you want to calculate the distance between two location columns?

I've made a similar test and found that: it's only supported to calculate the distance between two location columns' cities.

The point is:

Location column display as these columns in  powerapps:

'location1: City'

'location1: Country/Region'

'location1: Name'

'location1: Postal Code'

location1: State'

'location1: Street'

 

The most detailed columns are 'location1: City'  and 'location1: Street'.

I try to use 'location1: Street' to calculate distance, but received error.

Using  'location1: City' will work.

 

Firstly, you need to connect with bing maps.

Then use this formula to calculate:

BingMaps.GetRoute(ThisItem.'location1: City',ThisItem.'location2: City').travelDistance

Then you will get the distance between cities in location1 column and location2 column.

 

Maybe you want to know more about this function:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/bingmaps/#get-route

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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PurpleHaze
Regular Visitor

Hello.

 

After just reading your replies,

I took a stab at it again.

 

I remade the location columns and added the following secondary columns for each:

Street, City, State, Postcode and Name.

 

I tried to make the PowerApp again, directly from the Sharepoint list but came across the exact same error as before.

It does not support the overall location columns, even if I only show the subcolumns.

 

{
  "status": 400,
  "message": "The required field \"Travelling From\" data type is not supported\r\nclientRequestId: f0fc84df-d0d9-4f95-b3c3-7b5f17c0c8dc\r\nserviceRequestId: f0fc84df-d0d9-4f95-b3c3-7b5f17c0c8dc"
}

 

Did I miss anything?

TBailey
Regular Visitor

I'm not sure if this is relevant to anyone, but instead of having the address data in the SharePoint List be the "validated" address data, would it suite anyone's needs to instead use the SP List as a data source without validation, and let PowerApps and your App do all of the validation?

 

For my needs in PowerApps, I do not actually have a reason to utilize the 'address'/location functionality of SharePoint and instead are going to simply use a SP list to hold the location data, as text, without validation, and do all of my data input through the App itself. This way, I can validate addresses, calculate distances, make maps, all with the App, but still use SP lists to hold the data. Luckily the PA platform has address validation built in with the address input control, so it may fit someone's needs to do it this way until M$ creates a working type conversion between SP list 'location' type and PA platform.

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