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caballar
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How to Generate a List of Choices for a Text Box

Hi,

 

I've got three screens connected to three different databases:

Screen 1 connected to dbo.Students

Screen 2 connected to dbo.CourseTitles

Screen 3 connected to dbo.Enrollments

 

I have a form for Screen 3 with fields for Student and Course Title. I want to have a text box in this form where I can begin typing a student's name from dbo.Students and get a list of options to choose from. Example: type "Dav" and get a list of David, Davis, etc. Then choose the student and the course title and submit the form.

 

If I use a Drop Down box, I don't think I would be able to filter by typing the first few letters of the name to find the student I want.

 

How can I accomplish this?

 

Thank you

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Super User
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Re: How to Generate a List of Choices for a Text Box

Hi @caballar

 

The control that you're looking for is the Combo box control. Unlike the drop down control, users can type into the control to carry out a search.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/controls/control-combo-box

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Super User
Super User

Re: How to Generate a List of Choices for a Text Box

Hi @caballar

 

The control that you're looking for is the Combo box control. Unlike the drop down control, users can type into the control to carry out a search.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/controls/control-combo-box

caballar
Level: Powered On

Re: How to Generate a List of Choices for a Text Box

Thank you!

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