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Ben_C
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Adding User and adding to list item

I am currently building an App which is the beginning of a collecting data which needs to go through an approval process, one of the problems I have is that the admin team I'm working with are in charge of inputting the data through the app, however depending on the data depends on who needs to approve and authorise the information.

 

I have added two combo boxes which allows the admin to search for the relavent approver/authoriser, the part I'm struggling with is passing this information through too the SharePoint list columns of Approved by and Authorised by. The reason for this is to be able to push it through an approval flow.

 

Any help would be most appreciated.

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@Ben_C 

 

You can do that in many ways.

For example, you could use an EditForm that you then connect to your SharePoint list so all the fields are being pulled and generated for you. 

This video should help you get started.

 

Or, you could simply add your fields manually, one by one for more flexibility. If you do that, you'd can make use of the Patch function. 

This video should help you get started with Patch

 

If you want the quick&dirty version, you could use below code to create a record in SharePoint (make sure to replace the corresponding fields with the one in your app:

// create a new record
Patch(
<source/SharePoint list>,
Defaults(<source/SharePoint list>),
{
<your SP field>: <your powerapps field>.<value to be saved>,
<your SP field>: <your powerapps field>.<value to be saved>,
<your SP field>: <your powerapps field>.<value to be saved>
}
)

 

An example could look like:

// example
Patch(
SharePointSource,
// to update a field, you can use {ID: <ID of the item to be patched>} instead of below line
Defaults(SharePointSource),
{
Title: "hello",
Value: Value(txtValue.Text) // since it's a number in a text field, you'd need to convert it to a value
Preference: drpPreferance.Selected
}
)

 

Let me know if it helps.


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FabianAckeret
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Hi @Ben_C 

 

Could you let me know a bit more specific of what exactly isn't working? 

 

I assume that you have a dropdown field with people and you'd like to push it to SharePoint. You can't simply submit dropdown1.selected. Instead, you need to submit the full record. Like so:

 

employee:
{   
 Claims: "i:0#.f|membership|" & dropdown1.selected.email,
 Department: "",
 DisplayName: dropdown1.selected.DisplayName,
 Email: dropdown1.selected.email,
 JobTitle:"",
 Picture: ""
}

 

I hope this helps.


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Hi @FabianAckeret,

 

Thanks for the reply, the problem I'm having is actually taking the information from the app and populating the columns in each list item.

 

Ben

@Ben_C 

 

You can do that in many ways.

For example, you could use an EditForm that you then connect to your SharePoint list so all the fields are being pulled and generated for you. 

This video should help you get started.

 

Or, you could simply add your fields manually, one by one for more flexibility. If you do that, you'd can make use of the Patch function. 

This video should help you get started with Patch

 

If you want the quick&dirty version, you could use below code to create a record in SharePoint (make sure to replace the corresponding fields with the one in your app:

// create a new record
Patch(
<source/SharePoint list>,
Defaults(<source/SharePoint list>),
{
<your SP field>: <your powerapps field>.<value to be saved>,
<your SP field>: <your powerapps field>.<value to be saved>,
<your SP field>: <your powerapps field>.<value to be saved>
}
)

 

An example could look like:

// example
Patch(
SharePointSource,
// to update a field, you can use {ID: <ID of the item to be patched>} instead of below line
Defaults(SharePointSource),
{
Title: "hello",
Value: Value(txtValue.Text) // since it's a number in a text field, you'd need to convert it to a value
Preference: drpPreferance.Selected
}
)

 

Let me know if it helps.


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Thank you @FabianAckeret your advice really helped, I amended the code slightly as the solution was adding an extra row in the list rather than ameding a current value.

 

This is the code to add the attachements:

Patch(
    MyList,LookUp(MyList,column_ID=customVar),
    Form1.Updates
);
Navigate(
    nextScreen,
    ScreenTransition.CoverRight
)

 

Hi @Ben_C 

 

Yes, this is due to 

Defaults(SharePointSource)

 Alternatively, you can use 

{ID: <ID of the item to be patched>}

 


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