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PowerApps display the wrong field for picklists

When you create a picklist, there is a Name field and a Display Name field. The Name field is sort of a unique identifier, like PersonName and the Display Name field is the natural way a User would see the value, like Your Name.

Unfortunately, when you build a Power App, the Picklist displays the Name field. Users went to see a friendly field name, not the field the database designer uses.

Status: Completed

Hi All - sorry for the delay in updating this suggestion - this is now available in the latest version of the Common Data Service.

 

Display names for Option sets (replacement for Picklists) are now used in data tables, forms and drop downs.

 

You need to be using an environment created after the 3/21/18 to see the new features - if you're using an existing environment, you'll be prompted in the coming weeks to be upgraded to the latest version.

 

Thanks again for the feedback!

Comments
ericvandijkBC
Regular Visitor

This is relevant since we are not allowed to use all characters in the Name field or have a number as the first character

BillDixon
New Member

...and, we hear nothing.

Anonymous
Not applicable

Let's go Microsoft Team! It's already passed much time and nothing has been done!!!

sulleysullivan
Advocate III

This is just stupid, why even have a display name if we can't use it? At that point we might as well just create new entity for the picklist values and look them up. 

vecerpa
Memorable Member

There should be at least option to pick what you want to display in dropdown, or please "Display Name" the name is not human friendly form for users....

Currently picklist is useless in this form...

P.

CWesener
Power Apps
Status changed to: Completed

Hi All - sorry for the delay in updating this suggestion - this is now available in the latest version of the Common Data Service.

 

Display names for Option sets (replacement for Picklists) are now used in data tables, forms and drop downs.

 

You need to be using an environment created after the 3/21/18 to see the new features - if you're using an existing environment, you'll be prompted in the coming weeks to be upgraded to the latest version.

 

Thanks again for the feedback!