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Values of a Drop Down box from an other Excel table

I have a data source pointing at a table in Excell. I use a form to hold the text fields needed to fill in the data from my powerapp and submit it to Excel.

It all works well. However, I cannot figure out how to fetch data from another single-column-table in the same Excel and use this data as allowed values. I have tried naming this table in excel as "Categories" and pointed my dropdown field to the Items=Categories and Values=Categories and still nothing is showing in the dropdown list.

 

 

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Re: Values of a Drop Down box from an other Excel table

Hi @Anonymous,

 

I saw in you screenshot that Categories is a column name, not your table name. Please make sure what is your single-column-table's name. 

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We assume that your table's name is "Table1". Please try to set the Items property of dropdown control to:

Table1.Categories

 

Then to update this dropdown selected value to the other table, you need to use Patch function.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/functions/function-patch

 

Hope this could work.

 

Regards,

Mona

 

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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Re: Values of a Drop Down box from an other Excel table

Hi @Anonymous,

 

I saw in you screenshot that Categories is a column name, not your table name. Please make sure what is your single-column-table's name. 

Untitled.png

We assume that your table's name is "Table1". Please try to set the Items property of dropdown control to:

Table1.Categories

 

Then to update this dropdown selected value to the other table, you need to use Patch function.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/functions/function-patch

 

Hope this could work.

 

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.

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Re: Values of a Drop Down box from an other Excel table

Hi,

 

This is not working for me either, the name of the table and column matches the one on OneDrive, and there are no syntax errors. Also tried renaming the column and refreshing the Data Source, the dropdown was throwing an error on Items as expected, fixed it, press F5 and again, no items where showing.

 

I cannot manage to connect PowerApps to OneDrive for business, please help.

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