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Meneghino
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Bug report: Patch of date column to Azure SQL DB works but does not return value to context variable

When patching a date column with the following action

UpdateContext({MyPatch: Patch(MyTable, MyRecord, {DateColumn: Date(1970, 1, 4))})

Then the column in Azure SQL DB is updated with the correct value, but MyPatch.DateColumn is blank!

In other words, the context variable is missing the date information.

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v-yamao-msft
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Hi Meneghino,

 

I can reproduce this issue on my side.

 

I am connecting to SQL Server On-Premise, and I have three columns in my table, Id, name and birthday.
When Patching with the following code, I can save data to the data source, and MyPatch.Id and MyPatch.name are working fine. While MyPatch.birthday is blank.

UpdateContext({MyPatch: Patch('[dbo].[a2]',{id:2,name:"ggg",birthday: Date(2017,1,4)})})

 

I am going to report this issue on my side. I will back once I got any response.


Thanks for your understanding and patience.

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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v-yamao-msft
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Hi Meneghino,

 

I can reproduce this issue on my side.

 

I am connecting to SQL Server On-Premise, and I have three columns in my table, Id, name and birthday.
When Patching with the following code, I can save data to the data source, and MyPatch.Id and MyPatch.name are working fine. While MyPatch.birthday is blank.

UpdateContext({MyPatch: Patch('[dbo].[a2]',{id:2,name:"ggg",birthday: Date(2017,1,4)})})

 

I am going to report this issue on my side. I will back once I got any response.


Thanks for your understanding and patience.

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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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Thanks @v-yamao-msft

This is really important, also because the data in a gallery connected to the data source shows a blank after the patch operation.

Look forward to hearing back, and keep up the good work.

I am having issues as described above, has there been anything done to resolve this bug? If not, is there any work around to said bug?

I have been working on an app and wish to present it, but disappearing dates really puts a downer on things.

Thanks,
J

Meneghino
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Hi @DrBread, sadly as I have posted elsewhere the SQL Server connector is somewhat buggy and not just in relation to dates.

However I am told by Microsoft support that some of the bugs will be fixed in July, but I am not sure which.

So I suggest you do not hold your breath and use a work-around.

I am now storing all dates as int type columns of value yyyymmdd

The reason is that this also allows for filtering of periods using > and < (which does not work with date type columns, another bug)

With this work-around I have been able to do everything I needed and not been concerned with time zone effects etc.

I hope this helps.

Meneghino
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Hello @v-yamao-msft

Is there any update on this issue?
Many thanks.

 

Hello @v-micsh-msft, I had no reply from @v-yamao-msft, so maybe you can help.

Is there any update on this issue?
Thank you.

Any updates on this, we are experiencing this as well.

Meneghino
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