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ksagert
Level: Powered On

Appending Comments work around?

Hi Everyone

 

I understand that appending changes multi line text boxes arent currently supported in Powerapps, but I had an idea about a work around but I just wasn't sure how (or if it was possible) to implement. 

 

  • Create a multi line text box in sharepoint list.  (not setup to append changes)
  • Create powerapp with multi line text box. 
  • User types text in text box in power app. 
  • Powerapp takes text from text box and deposits it in the sharepoint list. 
  • Next time user goes into the power app and types and submits new comment text, it is inserted into the same sharepoint list field at the very beginning. 

 

Is a work around like this fiesable? 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Appending Comments work around?

It should work.

 

Besides, take a look at the following thread for another workaround:

Listing Appended Changes from SharePoint List on PowerApps

 

Please refer to the posts of Jstlouis.

 

Regards,

Michael

 

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
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pranavnaidu
Level: Power Up

Re: Appending Comments work around?

Hope this helps.

Please find the attachment, with detailed screenshots and solution

DaCB
Level: Power Up

Re: Appending Comments work around?

Thanks pranavnaidu; however, the only output i'm getting for "apply to each" is 'BODY" and not 'VALUE' like your example. Any idea what I'm doing incorrectly? Would appreciate your feedback - thansk again.

crystalhowat
Level: Powered On

Re: Appending Comments work around?

@pranavnaidu how do you get the powerapp information to create those variables? I've connected the powerapp to the flow but I only get "initializevariable" dynamic content.

OnboardingNotes flow to powerapp.PNGmy flow

JimmyWork
Level 8

Re: Appending Comments work around?

@pranavnaidu

Would it be posisble to to do the condition in basic mode as advanced mode is gone? Im new to flow so i cant really remake the line @not(empty(items('Apply_to_each')[variables('ColumnName')])) into a basic condition flow.

Kodiam
Level: Powered On

Re: Appending Comments work around?

Were you able to figure out this code in basic mode? I can't get my condition to edit in advanced mode. Thanks!

Super User
Super User

Re: Appending Comments work around?

Could you not just use a variable? (Have little experience with SP so just how I would do with sql)


load the current comments into text box and store in a variable

Allow user to edit or add to current comments (could use another text box for new comments)

submit button to patch back the variable plus the new/edited comments with user details dates etc also added.

 

SumanthDundi7
Level: Powered On

Re: Appending Comments work around?

@crystalhowat 

Are you able to figure out the blocker, even I am showed with InitializeVariable ! Please help me if you are able to find a way

Super User
Super User

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