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Show/Hide Attachments Field based on the drop down field

Hi Everyone! This is my first PowerApps project. I'm making a request form.


How should I make the "Attachments" field be visible when the "Request Type" field is set to "Renewal"?





Dropdown List on Request type




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Impactful Individual
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I mean I guess it could be because it’s using the parent value. Replace the data card value and see if you ca. Use the control name. Remember use type ahead it’ll be the parent name where the data card is sub tree in there.
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I'm very sorry @cwebb365 I can't understand what you mean. I'm very new in PowerApps 😞

Impactful Individual
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The parent card. So Request Type_Datacard1.Selected.Value = “Renewal”
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Oh I did that a while ago but still failed.

Hi @Anonymous ,


I've made a test on my side and I hope this will work for you, too.


You have to write the formula for the visible property of your attachment data card as follows:


If(DataCardValue7.Selected.Value = "Renewal",true,false)


Best regards,



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Hi @PowerAnalytics , I tried that too but still it won't work. Maybe because of this error message. I still just do not understand what it says.



Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

ok, did some searching here and you are using CDS and that drop down is an Option Set which makes this a whole lot more complicated that it should be :). I don't know CDS very well but you have to reference something like the selected.value = 'Your optionset name'.Value, it's too much to explain or for me to comprehend even myself right now lol..... it's usually much easier than this but due to the CDS and option set factor it complicates this a lot. And doing this as a beginner will be very frustrating :).

Anyway, hopefully someone with option set experience will come across this and be able to help!

Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

Here is an article going over optionset with CDS and some examples on how you can compare the values to something.
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Sorry if this troubles you 😞 CDS is what I learned but the teacher don't tell me that CDS is complicated. Hope someone would help me. Thanks for the effort!

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