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Updating a text with the user name based on a global variable

Hi PowerApp Users,

i have a query.

I'm trying to update a text field with the current user name based on a global variable and a click button (the button submits the form as well).

On select event of the button- Set( varStatus, "CL");SubmitForm(SharePointForm1)

On the default value of the text field- If(varStatus = "CL",User().FullName, Parent.Default )

This doesn't update the field value.

But if i assign a label with the default value as User().FullName and then update the default value of text field to

If(varStatus = "CL",label1.text, Parent.Default ), it WORKS.

Can any one tell me why it has to be done this way. Just trying to understand the logic behind it.



Level 10

Re: Updating a text with the user name based on a global variable

I came here ready to point out that I've seen global variables do some funny things around Text inputs and to suggest a context variable, but I've mocked up a version of your situation and don't have a problem...


OnVisible for my screen:




Default for Text1 in my Form:



OnSelect for my Button:




That updates the Text1 input. Now, Text1 is not in my datasource, so I am not actually writing it anywhere, so I don't know if Text1 updates before the record is written to my datasource or not, but it does update.


What is different between that and what you have going on?

Level 8

Re: Updating a text with the user name based on a global variable

Thanks for the reply @TimRohr .

That's strange...You've done the same steps that i followed. This works for me if I update the Text field with any literal value but not with a User fullname.

Wonder if this is just a one of issue for me only or not. 

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