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Pepozzo
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Use Power BI table as dropdown datasource

I've created an app starting from a SharePoint list.

 

In my SharePoint list I've a choice field. I would like to populate this dropdown options with items coming from a Power BI table. So I've added the Power BI connector then I move to dropdown properties where I found the "Items" field.

 

In this field I tried to write "PowerBI" and it seems to recognize it and it suggests to use AddRows method, but I don't think this is what I'm looking for.

 

How can I use a specific column of a Power BI table as datasource of a dropdown field in PowerApps?

 

Thanks

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Re: Use Power BI table as dropdown datasource

Hi @Pepozzo ,

 

If you are using values from other data sources to update SharePoint list choice column, then you cannot use the SubmitForm function to update the records. You need to use a Patch function instead. 

 

Put the data from Power BI table inside a separated dropdown control and let users to select them. Then you will need to use a formula similar to below to update SharePoint records:

Patch(
    MyList,
    Gallery1.Selected,
    {MyChoiceColumn:
        {
        Value: Dropdown1.Selected.Value,
        '@odata.type': "#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedReference"}
        }
    )

 

You need to also include other fields in Patch.

 

Regards,

Mona 

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Use Power BI table as dropdown datasource

Hi @Pepozzo ,

 

If you are using values from other data sources to update SharePoint list choice column, then you cannot use the SubmitForm function to update the records. You need to use a Patch function instead. 

 

Put the data from Power BI table inside a separated dropdown control and let users to select them. Then you will need to use a formula similar to below to update SharePoint records:

Patch(
    MyList,
    Gallery1.Selected,
    {MyChoiceColumn:
        {
        Value: Dropdown1.Selected.Value,
        '@odata.type': "#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedReference"}
        }
    )

 

You need to also include other fields in Patch.

 

Regards,

Mona 

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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

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