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Set dropdown to blank by default

I've created a dropdown list

 

Items forumula:

 

Filter('OneEng Candidates', cr818_OneEngEvent.cr818_oneengeventid = DropdownEvent.Selected.cr818_oneengeventid)

 

 

I set the default value to the dropdown as: "" or "test" but it still keeps showing as the first item in the Items formula filter

 

Why is that? Does the formula override the Default? Do I need to save the app and reload?

 

 

 

 

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Super User III
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@morall 
I can help you with this 🙂

You'll have to create a collection in the and add a blank option.  Do this by creating a collection.

You'll probably need to create the collection in 2 places: OnVisible property of the app and the OnChange property of DropdownEvent.

ClearCollect(colDropdownOptions, {your_column_name: Blank()});
Collect(colDropdownOptions, Filter('OneEng Candidates', cr818_OneEngEvent.cr818_oneengeventid = DropdownEvent.Selected.cr818_oneengeventid).your_column_name;

 

Then refer to the collection in the Items property of your dropdown.

colDropdownOptions

 

A similar concept is shown in this example:

https://matthewdevaney.com/powerapps-collections-cookbook/unique-values-from-a-collection-with-a-bla...

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Super User III
Super User III

@morall 
I can help you with this 🙂

You'll have to create a collection in the and add a blank option.  Do this by creating a collection.

You'll probably need to create the collection in 2 places: OnVisible property of the app and the OnChange property of DropdownEvent.

ClearCollect(colDropdownOptions, {your_column_name: Blank()});
Collect(colDropdownOptions, Filter('OneEng Candidates', cr818_OneEngEvent.cr818_oneengeventid = DropdownEvent.Selected.cr818_oneengeventid).your_column_name;

 

Then refer to the collection in the Items property of your dropdown.

colDropdownOptions

 

A similar concept is shown in this example:

https://matthewdevaney.com/powerapps-collections-cookbook/unique-values-from-a-collection-with-a-bla...

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Please click "Accept as Solution" if my post answered your question so that others may find it more quickly. If you found this post helpful consider giving it a "Thumbs Up."

 

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Just out of curiosity, the default is meant to select the default item from the list, not necessarily add create new items? 

@morall 

Yes, that's correct.  Your observation is the reason why we cannot default to blank if its not already within the dropdown items as an option.

 

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I threw this in App and ran Run On Start:

 

ClearCollect(colDropdownOptions, {Name: "Morgan"});
Collect(colDropdownOptions, Filter('OneEng Candidates', cr818_OneEngEvent.cr818_oneengeventid = DropdownEvent.Selected.cr818_oneengeventid).Name;

 

But only "Morgan" is showing up. I would have expected it to "combine" Morgan with the rest of the options. Can you see what I'm doing wrong  

Was missing a ")"

This is causing an error now on my Patch when trying to update an entity with the values in the dropdown menus:

The Patch code on a Button

 

ForAll(
    Gallery4.AllItems,
    Patch(
        'OneEng Candidates_Interviewers',
        Defaults('OneEng Candidates_Interviewers'),
        {
            Candidate: Slot1.Selected,
            Interviewer: Interviewer,
            IVSlot: Value(Label_Slot1.Text),
            Event: DropdownEvent.Selected,
            MorningOrAfternoon:drpdownMorA.Selected.Value
        }
    )
);

ForAll(
    Gallery4.AllItems,
    Patch(
        'OneEng Candidates_Interviewers',
        Defaults('OneEng Candidates_Interviewers'),
        {
            Candidate: Slot1.Selected,
            Interviewer: Interviewer,
            IVSlot: Value(Label_Slot2.Text),
            Event: DropdownEvent.Selected,
            MorningOrAfternoon:drpdownMorA.Selected.Value
        }
    )
);

 

 

"Invalid Argument type. Expecting a record value, but of a different schema."

 

Is this because previously it was looking at records in the dropdown, but now it's looking at a collection?

The table I'm patching this into is expecting a record value and it seems when I create a collection, it strips away the record value. Is there a way to handle this?

as a hack, not sure if there is a better way to do this:

 

 

 

Candidate: First(Filter('OneEng Candidates', Name = Slot1.Selected.Name)) 

 

 

 

The collection is returning a name, and I am trying to use that name as a filter on the 'OneEng Candidates' table, (the one I started with), and return the first record 

 

 

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