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subsguts
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SearchUserV2 does NOT work with a ComboBox

This doesn't work if you are using a combobox that allows the user to type in and have name come up.  Today, I use the following:

Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm:cmbRequestor.SearchText})

However, changing this to V2, doesn't work at all, it gives garbage entries in the combo box and in addition it doesn't let the user type in the box to find the person they are looking for.  Appreciate help on this as if this the original SearchUser goes away, I will need to completely re-program this to use a text box with some type of lookup, which would be a LOT more effort for something that shouldn't be needed.  Why would they get rid of the ability to use a combobox with SearchUser?

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RandyHayes
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@subsguts 

It works just fine!  

When you change the formula, it needs to change to:

Office365Users.SearchUserV2({searchTerm:self.SearchText}).value

Make sure you have then set the search field (as well as the display field) in your combobox.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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RandyHayes
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@subsguts 

It works just fine!  

When you change the formula, it needs to change to:

Office365Users.SearchUserV2({searchTerm:self.SearchText}).value

Make sure you have then set the search field (as well as the display field) in your combobox.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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Thanks Randy!  This gave me the hints I needed.


For others:  I had to replace "self" with my "cmbRequestor".  Also, PowerApps decided when you change the Items to V2 that it should turn off the "Allow Searching" property of the combo box (I think a bug).  After turning that back on and with the above changes, it is working with V2. 

Thanks again, this should help a lot of folks if they are forced to convert from to V2.  Personally, I don't want to go back and change all my Apps... Wondering if I'll have to some day 🙂

RandyHayes
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@subsguts 

Ooop - Sorry, I mistyped self...it should have been Self (uppercase S).  Best to use Self and Parent as much as possible to eliminate typing in control names.

 

Yes, comboxes will very often (if not always) turn off the allow searching when you alter the Items property of the control.  Always good to check that and the multiple select properties as they are the ones that change based on the Items.

 

Yes...some day they will retire the, already listed as, deprecated SearchUser action.  If you are not going back to change the past apps, at least make sure you are putting in the new stuff going forward.

 

Glad it was helpful.

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This allows me to search, however when I select the user name it does not select it.  Nothing is selected, any suggestions?

Hi tkshepley,

 

Have the same issue, did you get a solution on this. It works when I select a account/user with a unique name, but say I select a user with common name like David (I have about 10 people with this name) then name disappears from combobox,

I am using the Modern Combobox control

No, I have not found a solution yet for this.

Thanks!

subsguts
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I would start a new topic and put in all the details of what is happening.  Include a screen shot of the properties of the ComboBox, like you data source, Items, etc. as that may give folks something to respond to.  A new thread will pop this to the top as most people don't address old threads that have a "solution".

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