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Problem with Converting Record Values to Text Values in Variables

I have a dropdown called dpdCountry, the selected value is then assigned to a variable.

 

The selected item from a dropdown box is considered a Recorded Value in the variable I assigned to it. I want to place the variable inside a label to be displayed on the screen, but PowerApps won't let me as the variable must be a Text Value to do this. The error reads: "Invalid argument type. Expecting Text, Number, Boolean etc."

 

Here's the code I have for assigning the combo box selected item to a variable (the dropdown is called dpdCountry):

Set(countryVal,dpdCountry.Selected) 

 

This is the code that won't work for displaying the variable value in a label:

"Country is: " & cityVal 

 

Any help would be appreciated! 

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Re: Problem with Converting Record Values to Text Values in Variables

Hi @Anonymous 

In your call to Set, if you type a '.' after dpdCountry.Selected, the Intellisense should display a list of properties that you can choose from. From here, you can select the property that you want to store in your variable.

As an example, in my ComboBox that shows users, I can choose Name, Postcode etc.

 

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Re: Problem with Converting Record Values to Text Values in Variables

Hi @Anonymous 

In your call to Set, if you type a '.' after dpdCountry.Selected, the Intellisense should display a list of properties that you can choose from. From here, you can select the property that you want to store in your variable.

As an example, in my ComboBox that shows users, I can choose Name, Postcode etc.

 

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Re: Problem with Converting Record Values to Text Values in Variables

Perfect thank you, that solved my issue! 

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