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Combobox in view mode with many selected items or long text

Hello MS team,

 

When I used a combobox to show a lookup from Sharepoint, if it had many items selected but there was no way to scroll through or automatically adjust the height so that all the items are able to be seen. In Edit mode, you can select the drop down and view each item selected but do not have that option in View mode.

 

Combobox View mode could have an option for scrolling, auto-height, swiping, overflow, hidden, or keep it similar to the drop-down style in edit mode.

 

Thanks for all your hard work!

Cat Very Happy

Status: Completed

When a combo-box has multiple items selected it will:

  • If single line it will show a "MORE" button that when clicked will display all selection in a pane.
  • If its height allows for more than one line of text, it will show all items with a scrollbar if necessary.

If you are expecting to have multiple selections, it is recommended to increase the height of the combo box in the view form.

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Hi @jgonzalez

 

Could you please share a case when you need the same behaviour for comboboxes in Edit and View mode?

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The automatically generated app that is made from SharePoint list creates a browser, view, and edit screen of the list and generates comboboxes for lookups. These combo boxes, in view mode, don't show all the entries if there are many. In edit mode, these comboboxes for lookups function like a drop box with multiple selection enabled and that works just fine.
Flow Staff
Status changed to: Under Review

Adding @FilipK for feasibility comment.

 

Thank you for your suggestion!

Audrie

PowerApps Staff
Status changed to: Started

Yes, this was not good UI.  The first part of the fix, which will take advantage of multiple rows to show more items as well as allow you to click on a long list in read mode to see all items has already been completed, and is expected to be released later in January.

 

We are looking into introducing auto-height here to show all items, but this will be coming later this year with a few other changes to support the SharePoint look.

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Excellent, I appreciate the quick response and look forward to the fix release!

Have a grand day.
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Could you please point me to instructions as to how to use Patch() with a combo box to update, or create a new Sharepoint List item where multiple selected items from a powerapp combobox will land in SPlist item column?

My SP list has a column"  psr_products which is set up as a "choice" column, and allows multiple selection.  

How do I patch() to the SP list? from the combo box?

PowerApps Staff

Adding @GregLi to comment about manual patching of combo box.

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Any updates on this? Fix stated in Jan 2018 that was to be released later that same month  - is that in the works still? Or is there a workaround that would grab the items when in View mode and display in a text field that allows for scrolling? 

PowerApps Staff
Status changed to: Completed

When a combo-box has multiple items selected it will:

  • If single line it will show a "MORE" button that when clicked will display all selection in a pane.
  • If its height allows for more than one line of text, it will show all items with a scrollbar if necessary.

If you are expecting to have multiple selections, it is recommended to increase the height of the combo box in the view form.

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@FilipK  How is this completed? When you view a combobox, it does not show all options it just says the total number of items if there is more than will display on one row? when viewing a form it should show all options or a scroll bar, it's not very user friendly when showing XX items with a big blue arrow.