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Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

Set Default Selection of Combobox

Hi All,

I have a "Single-Select" Combobox with the items populated by a collection called "WorkOrderTable". I would like to set the default selection using formulas but have been unsuccessfull. I tried setting the "Default" property with the formulars shown below:



However no default selection is shown: 



How do set the default selection of a combobox using formula?

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@digitaldanlim26 This worked for me too. Thanks so much.

Helper I
Helper I

It is really simple.
Example you have an Employee table with columns: Id, Name

Suppose you have created a Combobox for email and selected A, B, C and saved it in database. When you load the page or comes again, you want those items to be selected as default, use below formula:

DefaultSelectedItems = Filter(Employees, Name in Split(EmailList,","))

Note: EmailList is coming from database (previously saved value)

Above formula selects items in combobox as well.

Thank you. This worked for me. I just took out the "Id:0," out. Also changed Value: "20" to Value: ThisItem.ColumnName .

This was to get the Saved value come up when Editing the SharePoint Item.

Continued Contributor
Continued Contributor

Hi @ramanujama 

I have the same issue.

I record values form combobox into the column "region concernée".

The formula shows only the first record.


    'centre de documentation';
    'Région concernée' in Split(
        dpd_recherche_etude.Selected.'Région concernée';
        ", "



I added a label to understand if my dropdown dpd_recherche_etude returns correct values and it did as you can see.

The formula is dpd_recherche_etude.Selected.'Région concernée'.


I made a screenshot from my SP list




What am i forget ?



Continued Contributor
Continued Contributor

I respond to myself, need to use 

RenameColumns(Split(dpd_recherche_etude.Selected.'Région concernée'; ",");"Result";"Value")


credits goes to Loading Multiple Default Selected Items into a Power Apps Combo Box — Fidelity Factory






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