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User function not working

Hi all,

 

Wondering if this is just impacting me or others in the community. When creating a new app over the last few weeks, the User function isn't working OnStart - it works fine if adding it to a label on a screen.

 

My aim is to set a variable OnStart by matching the User().Email with a table of emails.

 

I'm getting this below, just blank. It's the same for User().FullName and User().Image.

 

Any ideas what's going on?

 

mccardj_0-1658811097875.png

 

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Anonymous
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Ok I've gotten to the bottom of it, I needed to remove it from Concurrent AND remove the Lower(), so it's simply:

On Start:

Set(varName, LookUp(People, Email = User().Email)

 

That worked!

 

Thanks for helping me through - such a relief!

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phipps0218
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Just as a test can you try it on the visible of a page?

The only time I have seen this before is a browser caching issue. I assume you have refreshed the browser or tried this in another browser?

 

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Anonymous
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Tried both with no luck. On visible and even OnSelect of a button doesn't work.

 

As you can see, the User().Email is blank. And is doesn't matter whether I have Lower() or not.

mccardj_0-1658817371949.png

 

Can you attempt this in a different browser to make sure this is not a caching issue...

 

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Anonymous
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Yes I tried it in Edge and Chrome

Aapok
Resolver II
Resolver II

I'm using a similiar functionality in one of my apps, where I use Office365Users.MyProfile().DisplayName on App.OnStart to do a lookup on a People or group column in a SP List.

In the editor it's also showing up as blank, yet the functionality works just fine when running the app. If you run the app does it not work for you?

 

Anonymous
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Ok I've gotten to the bottom of it, I needed to remove it from Concurrent AND remove the Lower(), so it's simply:

On Start:

Set(varName, LookUp(People, Email = User().Email)

 

That worked!

 

Thanks for helping me through - such a relief!

WiZey
Super User
Super User

A way to optimize this is by declaring a global variable at the start of your app and setting its value to "User()".

 

Set(glbUser, User())

 

"User()" calls on a function to retrieve some data. This is barely noticeable but is prone to slow down your app.

 

Setting a variable with User() calls the function only once, and let you retrieve the same value without this barely noticeable lag. It also helps not facing your issue here.

 

Hope this was helpful to you.

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