cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Anonymous
Not applicable

The requested operation is invalid. Server Response: A value must be provided for item. People Field

I have a new form. In order to save time I auto populate the fields for the person name and supervisor (both are SharePoint lists People or Group fields). In order to do so I selected the Data Card which is responsible for Employees Name and in default value I put the following formula:

Office365Users.MyProfile()

In the supervisors field I did the same thing and put the following formula:

Office365Users.Manager(Office365Users.MyProfile().UserPrincipalName)

It works and displays the employee name correctly as well as the supervisors name correctly. However it seems that it does not bind the Person item correctly to the field. Because if I launch the PowerApp and try to create a new record without changing the Employee field or Supervisor field I get the following error:

The requested operation is invalid. Server Response: A value must be provided for item.

However if I manually enter Employee Name and select from the drop down list and do the same for Supervisor it works as expected. So it seems that when I put the default value even though it is a People object it does not bind it correctly.

 

It is not a huge issue I can just make every employee manually find their name and their supervisors name, however it would be very nice if I could make this automation work. Has anyone had a similar issue and found a way to fix it? Thanks!

 

Here is the pic of the data card:

issue.png

 

 

If I manually type into the field and then select an option from suggested options there is no error:

issue2.png

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
v-micsh-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous,

 

I think the issue here should be related with Record mis-match.

SharePoint lookup fields (Like Choice, Lookup, and Person or group type) is considered as record type under PowerApps, you should be able to find the proper record elements by checking the lookup field advanced options:

It should be the following:

 {'@odata.type':"#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedUser",

             Claims:"i:0#.f|membership|michael@wiXXXX.onmicrosoft.com",

             Department:"",

             DisplayName:"Michael Shao",

             Email:"Michael@wiXXXX.onmicrosoft.com",

             JobTitle:"",

             Picture:""

             }

The Office365user.MyProfie() would give the following record elements:

Office365Users.MyProfile().Department
Office365Users.MyProfile().DisplayName
Office365Users.MyProfile().GivenName
Office365Users.MyProfile().Id
Office365Users.MyProfile().JobTitle
Office365Users.MyProfile().Mail
Office365Users.MyProfile().MailNickname
Office365Users.MyProfile().Surname
Office365Users.MyProfile().TelephoneNumber
Office365Users.MyProfile().UserPrincipalName
Office365Users.MyProfile().AccountEnabled

 

We could change the Default property with the corresponding record (People field), then replace the data with the following:

 

{'@odata.type':"#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedUser",

             Claims:Concatenate("i:0#.f|membership|",Office365Users.MyProfile().Mail),

             Department:Office365Users.MyProfile().Department,

             DisplayName:Office365Users.MyProfile().DisplayName,

             Email:Office365Users.MyProfile().Mail,

             JobTitle:Office365Users.MyProfile().JobTitle,

             Picture:""

             }

68.PNG

Tested from my side, the corresponding user would be added without selection.

Let me know if this works in your side.

Regards,

Michael

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

6 REPLIES 6
v-micsh-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous,

 

I think the issue here should be related with Record mis-match.

SharePoint lookup fields (Like Choice, Lookup, and Person or group type) is considered as record type under PowerApps, you should be able to find the proper record elements by checking the lookup field advanced options:

It should be the following:

 {'@odata.type':"#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedUser",

             Claims:"i:0#.f|membership|michael@wiXXXX.onmicrosoft.com",

             Department:"",

             DisplayName:"Michael Shao",

             Email:"Michael@wiXXXX.onmicrosoft.com",

             JobTitle:"",

             Picture:""

             }

The Office365user.MyProfie() would give the following record elements:

Office365Users.MyProfile().Department
Office365Users.MyProfile().DisplayName
Office365Users.MyProfile().GivenName
Office365Users.MyProfile().Id
Office365Users.MyProfile().JobTitle
Office365Users.MyProfile().Mail
Office365Users.MyProfile().MailNickname
Office365Users.MyProfile().Surname
Office365Users.MyProfile().TelephoneNumber
Office365Users.MyProfile().UserPrincipalName
Office365Users.MyProfile().AccountEnabled

 

We could change the Default property with the corresponding record (People field), then replace the data with the following:

 

{'@odata.type':"#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedUser",

             Claims:Concatenate("i:0#.f|membership|",Office365Users.MyProfile().Mail),

             Department:Office365Users.MyProfile().Department,

             DisplayName:Office365Users.MyProfile().DisplayName,

             Email:Office365Users.MyProfile().Mail,

             JobTitle:Office365Users.MyProfile().JobTitle,

             Picture:""

             }

68.PNG

Tested from my side, the corresponding user would be added without selection.

Let me know if this works in your side.

Regards,

Michael

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Anonymous
Not applicable

Thanks Michael. It works as expected!

Hi @v-micsh-msft,

 

I have ran into the same problem, I wanted to have my field auto-fill the person who is using the powerapp form. I have used OData function inside the default option and what I get in return is  "#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedUser". What am I doing wrong?

 

 

Capture.PNG

Anonymous
Not applicable

hi @Daemagor

 

You are doing everything correctly. You have to choose which data you want the field to show since the record contains several different values.

 

To change which value it displays:

1. Select the card

2. Select Advanced in the right tool box, under Data click more options.

3. Change Value from @odata.type o Display Name

 

1.png

 

2.png

@Anonymous,

 

That works, perfect, thank you so much!

hi,

 

I have the same issue but by using CDS. please,What can i do?

 

Thanks

Andi

Helpful resources

Announcements

Tuesday Tip | How to Report Spam in Our Community

It's time for another TUESDAY TIPS, your weekly connection with the most insightful tips and tricks that empower both newcomers and veterans in the Power Platform Community! Every Tuesday, we bring you a curated selection of the finest advice, distilled from the resources and tools in the Community. Whether you’re a seasoned member or just getting started, Tuesday Tips are the perfect compass guiding you across the dynamic landscape of the Power Platform Community.   As our community family expands each week, we revisit our essential tools, tips, and tricks to ensure you’re well-versed in the community’s pulse. Keep an eye on the News & Announcements for your weekly Tuesday Tips—you never know what you may learn!   Today's Tip: How to Report Spam in Our Community We strive to maintain a professional and helpful community, and part of that effort involves keeping our platform free of spam. If you encounter a post that you believe is spam, please follow these steps to report it: Locate the Post: Find the post in question within the community.Kebab Menu: Click on the "Kebab" menu | 3 Dots, on the top right of the post.Report Inappropriate Content: Select "Report Inappropriate Content" from the menu.Submit Report: Fill out any necessary details on the form and submit your report.   Our community team will review the report and take appropriate action to ensure our community remains a valuable resource for everyone.   Thank you for helping us keep the community clean and useful!

Tuesday Tip | How to Get Community Support

It's time for another Tuesday Tip, your weekly connection with the most insightful tips and tricks that empower both newcomers and veterans in the Power Platform Community! Every Tuesday, we bring you a curated selection of the finest advice, distilled from the resources and tools in the Community. Whether you’re a seasoned member or just getting started, Tuesday Tips are the perfect compass guiding you across the dynamic landscape of the Power Platform Community.       This Week: All About Community Support Whether you're a seasoned community veteran or just getting started, you may need a bit of help from time to time! If you need to share feedback with the Community Engagement team about the community or are looking for ways we can assist you with user groups, events, or something else, Community Support is the place to start.   Community Support is part of every one of our communities, accessible to all our community members.   Within each community's Community Support page, you'll find three distinct areas, each with a different focus to help you when you need support from us most. Power Apps: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Community-Support/ct-p/pa_community_support Power Automate: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Community-Support/ct-p/mpa_community_support Power Pages: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Community-Support/ct-p/mpp_community_support Copilot Studio: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Community-Support/ct-p/pva_community-support   Community Support Form If you need more assistance, you can reach out to the Community Team via the Community support form. Choose the type of support you require and fill in the form accordingly. We will respond to you promptly.    Thank you for being an active part of our community. Your contributions make a difference!   Best Regards, The Community Management Team

Community Roundup: A Look Back at Our Last 10 Tuesday Tips

As we continue to grow and learn together, it's important to reflect on the valuable insights we've shared. For today's #TuesdayTip, we're excited to take a moment to look back at the last 10 tips we've shared in case you missed any or want to revisit them. Thanks for your incredible support for this series--we're so glad it was able to help so many of you navigate your community experience!   Getting Started in the Community An overview of everything you need to know about navigating the community on one page!  Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Community Ranks and YOU Have you ever wondered how your fellow community members ascend the ranks within our community? We explain everything about ranks and how to achieve points so you can climb up in the rankings! Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Powering Up Your Community Profile Your Community User Profile is how the Community knows you--so it's essential that it works the way you need it to! From changing your username to updating contact information, this Knowledge Base Article is your best resource for powering up your profile. Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Community Blogs--A Great Place to Start There's so much you'll discover in the Community Blogs, and we hope you'll check them out today!  Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Unlocking Community Achievements and Earning Badges Across the Communities, you'll see badges on users profile that recognize and reward their engagement and contributions. Check out some details on Community badges--and find out more in the detailed link at the end of the article! Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Blogging in the Community Interested in blogging? Everything you need to know on writing blogs in our four communities! Get started blogging across the Power Platform communities today! Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Subscriptions & Notifications We don't want you to miss a thing in the community! Read all about how to subscribe to sections of our forums and how to setup your notifications! Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Getting Started with Private Messages & Macros Do you want to enhance your communication in the Community and streamline your interactions? One of the best ways to do this is to ensure you are using Private Messaging--and the ever-handy macros that are available to you as a Community member! Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Community User Groups Learn everything about being part of, starting, or leading a User Group in the Power Platform Community. Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Update Your Community Profile Today! Keep your community profile up to date which is essential for staying connected and engaged with the community. Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Thank you for being an integral part of our journey.   Here's to many more Tuesday Tips as we pave the way for a brighter, more connected future! As always, watch the News & Announcements for the next set of tips, coming soon!

Hear what's next for the Power Up Program

Hear from Principal Program Manager, Dimpi Gandhi, to discover the latest enhancements to the Microsoft #PowerUpProgram, including a new accelerated video-based curriculum crafted with the expertise of Microsoft MVPs, Rory Neary and Charlie Phipps-Bennett. If you’d like to hear what’s coming next, click the link below to sign up today! https://aka.ms/PowerUp  

Tuesday Tip: Community User Groups

It's time for another TUESDAY TIPS, your weekly connection with the most insightful tips and tricks that empower both newcomers and veterans in the Power Platform Community! Every Tuesday, we bring you a curated selection of the finest advice, distilled from the resources and tools in the Community. Whether you’re a seasoned member or just getting started, Tuesday Tips are the perfect compass guiding you across the dynamic landscape of the Power Platform Community.   As our community family expands each week, we revisit our essential tools, tips, and tricks to ensure you’re well-versed in the community’s pulse. Keep an eye on the News & Announcements for your weekly Tuesday Tips—you never know what you may learn!   Today's Tip: Community User Groups and YOU Being part of, starting, or leading a User Group can have many great benefits for our community members who want to learn, share, and connect with others who are interested in the Microsoft Power Platform and the low-code revolution.   When you are part of a User Group, you discover amazing connections, learn incredible things, and build your skills. Some User Groups work in the virtual space, but many meet in physical locations, meaning you have several options when it comes to building community with people who are learning and growing together!   Some of the benefits of our Community User Groups are: Network with like-minded peers and product experts, and get in front of potential employers and clients.Learn from industry experts and influencers and make your own solutions more successful.Access exclusive community space, resources, tools, and support from Microsoft.Collaborate on projects, share best practices, and empower each other. These are just a few of the reasons why our community members love their User Groups. Don't wait. Get involved with (or maybe even start) a User Group today--just follow the tips below to get started.For current or new User Group leaders, all the information you need is here: User Group Leader Get Started GuideOnce you've kicked off your User Group, find the resources you need:  Community User Group ExperienceHave questions about our Community User Groups? Let us know! We are here to help you!

Super User of the Month | Ahmed Salih

We're thrilled to announce that Ahmed Salih is our Super User of the Month for April 2024. Ahmed has been one of our most active Super Users this year--in fact, he kicked off the year in our Community with this great video reminder of why being a Super User has been so important to him!   Ahmed is the Senior Power Platform Architect at Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. He's been a Super User for two seasons and is also a Microsoft MVP! He's celebrating his 3rd year being active in the Community--and he's received more than 500 kudos while authoring nearly 300 solutions. Ahmed's contributions to the Super User in Training program has been invaluable, with his most recent session with SUIT highlighting an incredible amount of best practices and tips that have helped him achieve his success.   Ahmed's infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy are a key reason why so many Community members appreciate how he brings his personality--and expertise--to every interaction. With all the solutions he provides, his willingness to help the Community learn more about Power Platform, and his sheer joy in life, we are pleased to celebrate Ahmed and all his contributions! You can find him in the Community and on LinkedIn. Congratulations, Ahmed--thank you for being a SUPER user!  

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (4,955)