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SharePoint Drop Down fields

I created a PA form from a small, basic SPOnline list and noticed that I'm periodically having issues with a few different things.


1. After loading the form in New mode, I've found that drop down menus sometimes take as long as 15 seconds (each) to populate their list. 

2. Periodically they won't populate the list at all and at the bottom will say 0 items even though the drop down should have (for example) 4 items to choose from. I think this may be from clicking in the box before the menu has finished loading.


3. The Microsoft Edge Browser doesn't seem to display the down arrow that lets you know that the field is a drop down menu.







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Hi @ranascavage,


Which data type do you use with your drop down column?

I have made a test on my side and the dropdown menus take almost 2 seconds to populate their list.

Besides, I have made a test on Microsoft Edge browser and don’t have the issue that you mentioned. The drop down menus populate their list well:7.JPG


Please take a try to clear cache of Microsoft Edge browser and re-open the PowerApps app to check if the issue still exists.


Best regards,


Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Hi Kris,

Thank you for your reply. I can certainly check my internet speed the next time it occurs. What's an appropriate speed and test methodology to determine if that may be the issue? It is a bit difficult to narrow down as it is a sporadic issue, but it has happened at least 3 times now.

As for the fields, it's a Choice type with 4 text options, I do have it set as a required field though.
I justt tried clearing the cache (and well everything just in case) in Edge and re-opened PowerApps and can confirm that it is still happening. Pardon the 3 pumpkins category, it was approaching Halloween and I was testing a possible different issue that a coworker reported. It may be worth noting that Requested By is a named field in that SPO list.





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