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djohn
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Using SharePoint multiline field in PowerApps text box

Hi,

I am trying to use a multi-line field in Powerapps as a text box input in a gallery. Contrary to single line fields, I get a blank when using: GalleryName.Selected.fieldname

Some suggestions online were to make use of forms, but is there any way other than using forms?

1. From SharePoint will converting a multiline field to a single line field results in data loss?

2. Why is the text box blank and Powerapps not throwing any errors when a multiline field is selected as gallery input?

3. Is there any option to change property of text box to multiline that could get the data?

Thanks

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v-qiaqi-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @djohn,

Do you want to inset a TextInput within the Gallery and display the Gallery selected field value?

Could you please tell me that why you want to display the Gallery selected field value within a Gallery?

 

Here is the thing, the gallery is used to display records from the data source, not a good choice to display what you selected in the Gallery unless this TextInput is outside the Gallery.

Best Regards,
Qi

Hi @v-qiaqi-msft , Sorry I was not clear about the source. The gallery reads data from a SharePoint (SP) library which has multiple fields. Fields which are defined as of type "single line" in SP, I have no issue in getting the data into the gallery as a TextInput using: GalleryName.Selected.fieldname.

But I have some fields in SP, which are multiline. I think it was set as multiline because of the character limit and I am not sure if I change the attribute to a single line, I may lose data. It is with this kind of multi-line fields, I am having trouble getting the data into Powerapps gallery as text input. I simply get a blank and no errors.

Thanks

djohn
Frequent Visitor

Hello, could someone please assist? thanks

Hi @djohn,

You mean you could get data from Gallery using Gallery.Selected.fieldName when it is a single-line-of-text column, but for multi-line-of-text column, it does not display anything, right?

 

Show me how you configure this TextInput, because this could not bet within the Gallery, only be outside of the Gallery.

 

For a single-line-of-text column, it has 255 characters at max, which means that you could not enter more than 255 characters to your single-line-of-text field. If there is data in single-line, it could display in Gallery.

 

As long as there is data in your single-line text column, TextInput can definitely display it. If not, it may be a syntax problem.

I have tested that max length of 1000 is well for a TextInput.

Best Regards,
Qi
djohn
Frequent Visitor

Hi @v-qiaqi-msft , with single line text there is no issue. It's with multi-line text, that I cannot get it to work.

Patch(
    'DocLibrary',
    Defaults('DocLibrary'),
    {
        SingleLineTextfieldname: SingleLineTextfield.Text,
        'SingleDropdownfieldname': Dropdownfield.Selected.Result,
        'Datefield': DatePicker.SelectedDate,
        'MultiDropdownfieldname: With(
            {
                fieldstr: Concat(
                    MultiDropdownfield.SelectedItems,
                    Result & ", "
                )
            },
            Left(
                fieldstr,
                Len(fieldstr) - 2
            )
        )
    }
)

 The question is how I can get the multi-line fields to show up just like single line fields. I don't get any errors and no results. 

Drrickryp
Super User
Super User

@djohn

ThisItem.Multilinefieldname for Text property of a label in a gallery. 

djohn
Frequent Visitor

@Drrickryp 

I tried that the first time. When I use ThisItem.Multilinefieldname, I just get a blank and no error

Drrickryp
Super User
Super User

@djohn

Intellisence show anything close? Did you rename that column? 

Kriszta
Advocate I
Advocate I

Hi,

Unfortunately I have the same problem. I think it's connected to the fact that sharepoint list stores multiline of text as a (previous) comment and the text field is empty itself. Look at my picture below

Kriszta_0-1700070536985.png

If you want to add something to this field, the field is empty, previous comment is below the text box.

Kriszta_1-1700070866351.png

 

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