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gavinleung
Level 8

EditForm dynamic items

Hi all, 

 

I'm having the following:

Screen 1 : a Gallery 1 connecting to a Sharepoint List to show the records of today. 

Screen 2: a Gallery 2 connecting to a Sharepoint List to show the records by the date picker

Screen 3: a screen showing the details of the item selected in Screen 1 or Screen 2, and allow the user to edit. I used a EditForm. 

 

But problem comes, the Item of the EditForm can only be either Gallery 1 or Gallery 2. So when I navigate from Screen 2 to 3, a wrong record is shown. 

 

Anyone can show me how it could be done ? (Of cause I know I can create Screen 4, which is having the same content as Screen 3, but pointing to Gallery 2. But I think PowerApps should be more powerful than this...)


Thanks,

Gavin

 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: EditForm dynamic items

Hi @gavinleung ,

Are the Gallery1 and Gallery2 connected to same SP List data source?

Do you want to display the detail info within the Edit form based on the Gallery1 or Gallery2?

 

I assume that the Gallery1 and Gallery2 connects to same SP List data source, I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround:

Set the OnSelect property of the Gallery1 to following:

Set(CurrentRecord, ThisItem);
Navigate(DetailScreen1_1, ScreenTransition.None)

Set the OnSelect property of the Gallery2 to following:

Set(CurrentRecord, ThisItem);
Navigate(DetailScreen1_1, ScreenTransition.None)

Within the DetailScreen1_1, set the Item property of the Edit form to following:

CurrentRecord

Note: The DataSource property of the Edit form is also set to the same SP List data source.

 

If the Gallery1 and Gallery2 are connected to different SP list data source, and you want to display the Gallery1 selected item and Gallery2 selected item within single one Edit form, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

As an alternative solution, please consider create individual Edit form (EditForm1 & EditForm2) for Gallery1 and Gallery2 within your app. 

Set the OnSelect property of the Gallery1 to following:

Set(CurrentRecord, ThisItem);
Navigate(DetailScreen1_1, ScreenTransition.None)

Set the OnSelect property of the Gallery2 to following:

Set(CurrentRecord, ThisItem);
Navigate(DetailScreen1_2, ScreenTransition.None)

Within the DetailScreen1_1, set the Item property of the Edit form1 to following:

CurrentRecord

Within the DetailScreen1_2, set the Item property of the Edit form2 to following:

CurrentRecord

Please take a try with above solution, check if the issue is solved.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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panand99
Level 10

Re: EditForm dynamic items

Hi @gavinleung 

 

You can pass multiple galleries items on navigate function. You just need to play with some hide/whens formulas.

 

to acheive this, you need to update the navigate formula of your gallery item

OnScreen1

onSelect- Navigate(Screen3,ScreenTransition.Fade,{galFromScreen1:ThisItem,selected:"Screen1"})

On Screen2:

onSelect- Navigate(Screen3,ScreenTransition.Fade,{galFromScreen2:ThisItem,selected:"Screen2"})

 

And on Screen3, you can change the items property to :-

If(selected="Screen1",galFromScreen1,galFromScreen2)

 

If it is okay with you then please mark it as a solution.

 

gavinleung
Level 8

Re: EditForm dynamic items

I used this method. But looks like it is not working on Form's Items. It has error before running. 

panand99
Level 10

Re: EditForm dynamic items

Please share the error screen

gavinleung
Level 8

Re: EditForm dynamic items

On Screen 1, I used this and it showed the error. 

On Screen 1.png

 

Did I miss anything ? Thanks!

Boynogs123
Level: Powered On

Re: EditForm dynamic items

Hi @gavinleung .

 

Screen1

OnSelect- Navigate(Screen3,ScreenTransition.Fade,{screen1Data:ThisItem,selected:"Screen1"})

Screen2

onSelect- Navigate(Screen3,ScreenTransition.Fade,{screen2Data:ThisItem,selected:"Screen2"})

 

as if we navigate to Screen3

Follow this steps:

 

1. insert dataTable 

2. add the datasources of the SP list of the as the gallery dataSource.

3.and then you can see now the data on the datatable

4. go to the items property of the datatable and use the function Search('Your DataSource',the data from the Screen1 or Screen2, put the column name of the datasource where the data specifically searching)
5. And then insert a editForm and put the dataSource same as the datatable

5. and then select your edit form and go to the property item and put the DatabaTable1.Selected

 

That's all. You just only be creative to the datatable put it at the back order hide it using a rectangle icon.

 

Just reply if you have a lot question.

 

hope you understand ^_^ 

 

Best Regards,

Boynogs123

Boynogs123
Level: Powered On

Re: EditForm dynamic items

HI @gavinleung 

 gallery1.PNGThis is the first step.tableEditForm.PNGInsert a table and editform same datasourcefinalShow.PNGand this is the output after clicked the gallery item

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panand99
Level 10

Re: EditForm dynamic items

@gavinleung 

You need to change _fromScreen variable in screen2 gallery. That is why it is showing incompatible error.

I think you currently have same formula in both of the screen selection.

 

 

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: EditForm dynamic items

Hi @gavinleung ,

Are the Gallery1 and Gallery2 connected to same SP List data source?

Do you want to display the detail info within the Edit form based on the Gallery1 or Gallery2?

 

I assume that the Gallery1 and Gallery2 connects to same SP List data source, I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround:

Set the OnSelect property of the Gallery1 to following:

Set(CurrentRecord, ThisItem);
Navigate(DetailScreen1_1, ScreenTransition.None)

Set the OnSelect property of the Gallery2 to following:

Set(CurrentRecord, ThisItem);
Navigate(DetailScreen1_1, ScreenTransition.None)

Within the DetailScreen1_1, set the Item property of the Edit form to following:

CurrentRecord

Note: The DataSource property of the Edit form is also set to the same SP List data source.

 

If the Gallery1 and Gallery2 are connected to different SP list data source, and you want to display the Gallery1 selected item and Gallery2 selected item within single one Edit form, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

As an alternative solution, please consider create individual Edit form (EditForm1 & EditForm2) for Gallery1 and Gallery2 within your app. 

Set the OnSelect property of the Gallery1 to following:

Set(CurrentRecord, ThisItem);
Navigate(DetailScreen1_1, ScreenTransition.None)

Set the OnSelect property of the Gallery2 to following:

Set(CurrentRecord, ThisItem);
Navigate(DetailScreen1_2, ScreenTransition.None)

Within the DetailScreen1_1, set the Item property of the Edit form1 to following:

CurrentRecord

Within the DetailScreen1_2, set the Item property of the Edit form2 to following:

CurrentRecord

Please take a try with above solution, check if the issue is solved.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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gavinleung
Level 8

Re: EditForm dynamic items

Thanks @v-xida-msft a lot!

Your solution works! Now ... i need to verify all possible links related of the navigation. And now the variables messed up. I have to deal with this. 

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