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SharePoint PowerApp Form Will Sometimes Pull in Wrong Choice Field

Hey everyone, have a weird bug here that I cannot replicate everytime. We have a State dropdown that Flow updates for our user onboarding form. The data shows they are on the Payroll step in SharePoint, but sometimes when you load the form it pulls in the state as New. The data is correct in the SharePoint list, but PowerApps changes it for some reason. The State "New" isn't even a default option but it is the first option in the dropdown. 


I can load it and it will be in the New state, someone else can load it and it will be on Payroll state. It's very sporatic.


The only thing that could be changing this is the "DefaultSelectedItems" with this value: If(IsBlank(DataCardValue49), First(Choices(newhires.State)), Parent.Default)


Has anyone came across PowerApps not pulling in the data correctly? And is there another value I could change this to that may fix this?


Thanks everyone! 

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: SharePoint PowerApp Form Will Sometimes Pull in Wrong Choice Field

Hi @mau64,


Could you share more details on your app?

It seems that the value of the choice field cannot be properly populated from SharePoint list to PowerApps.

I have made a test by creating an app which will display the value of a Choice field on a dropdown control. As you mentioned, I have set the Default value of the dropdown control with a similar code.

However, the issue cannot be reproduced. Value in the choice field won’t be changed on the app.

Please share more details to help reproduce this issue.


Best regards,



Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Re: SharePoint PowerApp Form Will Sometimes Pull in Wrong Choice Field

yeah we have a bunch of PowerApps, all with choice fields that do not have an issue pulling in the correct value. We are exploring to see why it's always this one step that is messing it up. 

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