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Update record in Excel source based on Drop down value

Good Morning,


I know there are a ton of posts about how to update a record from a drop down list. I am insanely new to PowerApps and wasn't able to apply what I found in other posts to my scenario. I would very much appreciate your help with this. I have a canvas app that draws from a One Drive for Business Excel file as data source. I started with a ticket system type template and the data source gets populated via a flow. 


Every ticket starts with Status: New and Assigned to: Blank. When we go into the ticket details, I created two dropdowns via 'distinct(Sourcename,Field)' that shows the different status choices and people's names. What I'm missing is, how do I get the record to update with what was chosen in the drop down field? Example:





So based on my choice above, the assigned to field should get changed from 'blank' to 'Maike W'. And the status from 'New' to 'In Progress'.  How please?


Appreciate the help.






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Hi @MaikeW ,

Is that a Form those controls are in ? If so, what is the Update of the two Data Cards containing them ?


New Member

The 'Assigned to' and 'Status' are just text fields on the page. I know I didn't do this right. How should I have done it? Sorry for being so green

@MaikeW ,

If you are starting out, you might first watch this video from @DavesTechTips 


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