Change PowerApps dropdown sample value to custom options

PowerApps dropdown items – Custom Options

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PowerApps dropdown items – in this PowerApps Tutorial, we will learn about how to change the PowerApps dropdown sample value to custom options or how we can set custom option value in the PowerApps dropdown list. This looks very simple, however, when we go to implement if we technically don’t know, this will stop our work or will take a cumbersome amount of time. Before getting into the actual demo let’s learn about what is dropdown control in PowerApps?

Dropdown control in PowerApps

A dropdown control is a user selection single input in the PowerApps, generally, it is used when we tend to select a single choice from the multiple selections. And also, generally, we cannot type anything into the dropdown list box until we do some workaround.

Key properties in PowerApps dropdown control

Default  – This is the default value of the control which is selected by default before the user selects anything.

Items –  This is the source of the data which appears in the dropdown list as the choices.

Value – List of columns of data that you want to show in the dropdown control, this is relevant when you have multiple columns in your data source.

Selected – This represents the selected item in the dropdown list.

AllowEmptySelection – This flag enables the user can select an empty choice-value in the dropdown list.

Set custom option value in the PowerApps dropdown list

When we add a new dropdown list in PowerApps, we get the 1,2,3 as the option values, like below:

Out of the box dropdownsample value in PowerApps
Out of the box dropdown sample value in PowerApps

Let us check how this is implemented.

Select the dropdown list control.

Select the “Items” property and next to the fx function box, we could see the “DropdownSample” which is a PowerApps out-of-the-box data table, the data type of “DropdownSample” is a table.

Sample dropdown option value in PowerApps
Sample dropdown option value in PowerApps

Now, if we want to change the out-of-the-box sample dropdown option values in PowerApps how to do it – which we have shown in the next dropdown list in the very comparative way.

Let’s look at the second dropdown “Dropdown list with customized value” where we could see custom values like “Option 1”, “Option 2”, “Option 3”.

Custom option value in PowerApps dropdown list
Custom option value in PowerApps dropdown list

Now, we will learn how these custom values are added to the PowerApps dropdown list.

Select the “Dropdown list with customized value” dropdown list.

For the “Items” property, add your dropdown list option values like below:

["Option 1","Option 2","Option 3", ".....and so on"]

Add custom option value in PowerApps dropdown list

Add custom option value in PowerApps dropdown list

Note:

  • The datatype of items properties for the option value is a table.

Summary: What we had here?

Thus in this article, we have learned about how to change PowerApps dropdown sample value to custom options or how to set custom option value in the PowerApps dropdown list.

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