I have a SharePoint list named Technicians which contain a field name "Technician Name" of type people/group, as follow:


Now I want to build a combo box field which shows the Technicians' display names to be able to search/filter the Technicians lists. but when I added a combo box field and I defined the Technicians inside the Items property I can not find the TechnicianName field, as follow:


Second question, Also I have a form for adding new Tasks >> and inside the form I want to show the list of Technician and pass the value of the selected Technician to a field named Assigned Technician field which is of type people/group also, any advice?

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    Is this a single selection or multiple selection person column? Oct 19, 2023 at 5:46
  • @GaneshSanap-MVP it is a single selection Oct 19, 2023 at 10:02
  • Try solutions given below and let me know if it works for you. Oct 20, 2023 at 10:31

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Try this:

Set items property of combo box control to:

Distinct(Technicians, 'Technician Name'.DisplayName)


AddColumns(Technicians, "TechnicianNamePP", 'Technician Name'.DisplayName)

Then set Primary text and SearchField to local TechnicianNamePP column:

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Technicians List Data:

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Combo box in Power Apps:

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Then you can access the details of selected technician in your app using formulas like (while using 1st case):

LookUp(Technicians, 'Technician Name'.DisplayName=ComboBox1.Selected.Value,'Technician Name'.Email)

OR in 2nd case:

ComboBox1.Selected.'Technician Name'.Email

Where ComboBox1 is the name of your combo box control in Power Apps.

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