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Cooper01
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Pull country list to canvas apps

I'd like to show a dropdown list of all countries in a canvas app. I am aware of the address input (geospatial services feature), but that doesn't resolve a country - only a specific location. Is there any feature within Power Platform/canvas apps that would allow you to pull this list without having to create/manage it manually via option set/choice?

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JayMagness
Super User
Super User

Hi,

 

I actually use a site that keeps all active registered airports. I find this is the best since it is updated as countries change etc... 

 

I have processes I use to easily import data and I do this with many customers. The other nice thing is that you can get Regions, Cities, etc...

Cooper01
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Continued Contributor

Thank you for the response. This sounds like what I am looking for, would you mind sharing the site and explaining the process for pulling the data from this site to an app please?

ArtK
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Helper I

As countries rarely change, I would use an OptionSet (so you can support translated  country names too, if necessary) if you are using dataverse or just create your own Excel spreadsheet.  Every country has a unique ID and naming convention. You can find the ISO standard global country list here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_3166_country_codes

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