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Nimmers80
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Translate Items in a List dropdown which is populated from another list

I'm new to powerapps and I'm wondering if anyone can help?

 

I have a list which is in English, I use the form to populate and I want it to be displayed in multiple languages.

 

So far I have managed to translate all the labels using MicrosoftTranslator.Translate and they all work.

 

e.g. MicrosoftTranslator.Translate(Parent.DisplayName,lstChooserLanguage.selected.value)   where lstChooserLanguage is another dropdown with options "EN","ES","FR".

 

The challenge I have now is one of the list items is a Choice and I want to know if it is possible to translate the options in this choice list. I want the options in the form to be displayed in French but when the user clicks on Save it is saved in English.

 

thanks

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v-albai-msft
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Hi @Nimmers80 ,

Since your dropdown is populated from another list, I assume that the Items property of your dropdown looks like this formula:

ListXXX.ColumnName

v-albai-msft_0-1620876279600.png

 

If my assumption is correct, I did a test on my side, you can refer to my steps:

1. Set OnStart property of your App to(I get value from Title column in list10, replace to your list name and column name):

ClearCollect(list10_2,AddColumns(list10,"TitleinFR",MicrosoftTranslator.Translate(Title,"FR")))

v-albai-msft_1-1620876279603.png

 

2. Set Items property of your dropdown to:

list10_2.TitleinFR

v-albai-msft_2-1620876279607.png

 

3. Set OnSelect property of your save button to(DataCardValue12 is the name of my dropdown control):

Patch(list10,Defaults(list10),{Title:MicrosoftTranslator.Translate(DataCardValue1.Text,"FR"),Choice1:{Value:MicrosoftTranslator.Translate(DataCardValue12.Selected.TitleinFR,"EN")}})

v-albai-msft_5-1620876622524.png

 

 

Above code will save records with "Title" in "FR" format and "Choice1" in "EN" format. 

v-albai-msft_6-1620876647396.png

 

 

Best regards,

Allen

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Rivius
Resolver III
Resolver III

Aside from having many different choice lists, maybe you could display the choices to the user as a table/collection with the translated values and then when saving you could translate back to english and record the filtered/search/lookup choice.

v-albai-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Nimmers80 ,

Since your dropdown is populated from another list, I assume that the Items property of your dropdown looks like this formula:

ListXXX.ColumnName

v-albai-msft_0-1620876279600.png

 

If my assumption is correct, I did a test on my side, you can refer to my steps:

1. Set OnStart property of your App to(I get value from Title column in list10, replace to your list name and column name):

ClearCollect(list10_2,AddColumns(list10,"TitleinFR",MicrosoftTranslator.Translate(Title,"FR")))

v-albai-msft_1-1620876279603.png

 

2. Set Items property of your dropdown to:

list10_2.TitleinFR

v-albai-msft_2-1620876279607.png

 

3. Set OnSelect property of your save button to(DataCardValue12 is the name of my dropdown control):

Patch(list10,Defaults(list10),{Title:MicrosoftTranslator.Translate(DataCardValue1.Text,"FR"),Choice1:{Value:MicrosoftTranslator.Translate(DataCardValue12.Selected.TitleinFR,"EN")}})

v-albai-msft_5-1620876622524.png

 

 

Above code will save records with "Title" in "FR" format and "Choice1" in "EN" format. 

v-albai-msft_6-1620876647396.png

 

 

Best regards,

Allen

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