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Combo box field looking up to a list

I'm new with PowerApps and having big difficulty to make simple things work. I'm stuck to the following:


I have a 2 sharepoint lists: TICKETS and STATUS (of ticket). Let's assume that STATUS has the structure below


id  Code   St_DESC


1    100    Submited

2     200   In-progress

3    300    Complete


In the TICKETS list, instead of storing description (St_DESC), I keep the CODE field (NOT THE ID internal sharepoint field which I don't trust as it's Autonumber).

So, all I want to do is to bring in the mobile form a combobox which will be bound to the status field, will show the description (St_DESC) but will store internally the code (again, NOT the id).

The powerapps(mobile) form was created automatically by sharepoint on the Tickets list.


If there's anyone who has done it and could kindly share how, I would be much obliged.


Thank you.


PS. I tried to add in the tickets form a new datasource (status) and connect it to a combobox. It's unclear to me though, as next step, how it is bound to the status field. Also, for some strange reason the Code column doesn’t appear in the list of available fields...


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Community Support Team

Re: Combo box field looking up to a list

Hi @Alexandreio,


Sorry but I have to say that I didn't fully understand your issue. Would you please also share the column names, some example items, and the column types in your TICKETS list? 


Then explain about what you want to achieve in PowerApps for these 2 lists. 


Please notice that one Form control can only contain 1 data source. That is to say, you can only bind items from 1 SharePoint list in 1 form. If you want to have another list's data shown inside a form, then you will need to add the 2nd form. 




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Re: Combo box field looking up to a list



Thank you very much for your post. What I need to do is really elementary, shown in the attachment; The user selects in the Status field picklist "Completed" and in the Ticket list is stored the value=20.


Now, over the last 2 days I came into a working soluion, really ugly; I used 2 fields, one on top of the other, 1 picklist and 1 textbox and did all the nasty tricks to make it work.


Bust my question remains; I mean there must be a decent way to do this simplistic task. I refuse to believe powerapps is such a mess - even though my overall experience has been dissapointing.


Again, I appreciate your time! 

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