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## Show fractions in inches dropdown

Hey there,

I have in my app an input for the whole numbers and a dropdown for the fractions of the inches.

Side to that, I have a label that show the max and min.

1. I want the inches to shown as fractions.

2. If I write 4 3/8 it will recognized it as 4+3/8, as for now it is not.

thanks

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@Anonymous
The key here is to ensure the fractions are stored as text instead instead of numbers.

Suppose you have a Text Input that will receive the inches value and is initially blank.  Put this code in the Format property of the dropdown to ensure only numbers can be input.

``Format.Number``

Then your fractions dropdown has these values in the Items property

``["1/4","3/8","1/2","5/8","3/4","7/8"]``

Finally, put this code in the Text property of the label to display the fractional number

``TextInput_Inches.Text&"-"&Dropdown_Fraction.Selected.Value``

Now the number will display like this

``4-3/8``

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@Anonymous
Click on the dropdown for fractions.  Then, look up at the formula bar in PowerApps Studio.  You can change the current property to the left of the formula bar.

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Super User

@Anonymous
The key here is to ensure the fractions are stored as text instead instead of numbers.

Suppose you have a Text Input that will receive the inches value and is initially blank.  Put this code in the Format property of the dropdown to ensure only numbers can be input.

``Format.Number``

Then your fractions dropdown has these values in the Items property

``["1/4","3/8","1/2","5/8","3/4","7/8"]``

Finally, put this code in the Text property of the label to display the fractional number

``TextInput_Inches.Text&"-"&Dropdown_Fraction.Selected.Value``

Now the number will display like this

``4-3/8``

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Anonymous
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Any chance for PrtScn for each step you wrote?

Couldn't find the "items"?

Thanks

Super User

@Anonymous
Click on the dropdown for fractions.  Then, look up at the formula bar in PowerApps Studio.  You can change the current property to the left of the formula bar.

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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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@ mdevaney thanks for sharing

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