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Robaddy2
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Check box Value

Hi,

I have a Power App that incorporates a check box that is not in form or gallery and will be saved to Single Line of Text(SLT) in SharePoint list. On check, it will navigate to another screen. I use patch on submit for check box to SLT. However, when I open the SharePoint item that had a check box ticked to view or edit the check box is empty. What formula do I use to make sure if the check box was value is showing on view/edit screen?

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MarkBandR
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Hi @Robaddy2 ,

 

I'm not sure what your form looks like, but I think you are fighting against how Power Apps works. If the Checkbox is on the same Screen as your SharePoint Edit Form, you could add the SLT field to the Edit Form. Unlock the field/datacard and start customizing how it works. Remove all of the other controls.

 

I am going to assume that the SLT field set to "Check This Box" = checked and "Not Checked" = unchecked.

 

Add your CheckBox to the DataCard.

Set the Default property for the checkbox to:

 

"Parent.Default="Check This Box"

 

This tells the checkbox to be checked when the Parent.Default (in this case the DataCard's Default Property which would be set to something like ThisItem.SLT) is equal to "Check This Box"

 

For the DataCard, edit the Update property and set it to:

 

If(Checkbox1.Value,"Check This Box","Not Checked")

 

The form will now update the SLT field based on the two possible values. You won't need to use a Patch.

 

If you want to keep what you currently have, post some additional information on your forms to better help you.

 

-Mark

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FLMike
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Hello,

 

It depends on if it's related to the gallery or the form. But it sounds like your gallery probably drives what ends up in the Edit form, so we can just stick to that.

 

Let's pretend it's a gallery listing the items, that when one is selected you want the checkbox checked or not depending on the data in the backend.

 

Leverage the Default property of the control and set it to the currently selected Gallery item.

 

Assuming that the gallery is called Gallery1.

 

Default = 

Gallery1.Selected.ColumnThatIsYesNo

or

//if you have a text field that you check the value and then check the box
Gallery1.Selected.TextColumn = "Food"

You dont need an IF here because the expression returns true or false and the Option/Checkbox leverages that.


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MarkBandR
Super User
Super User

Hi @Robaddy2 ,

 

I'm not sure what your form looks like, but I think you are fighting against how Power Apps works. If the Checkbox is on the same Screen as your SharePoint Edit Form, you could add the SLT field to the Edit Form. Unlock the field/datacard and start customizing how it works. Remove all of the other controls.

 

I am going to assume that the SLT field set to "Check This Box" = checked and "Not Checked" = unchecked.

 

Add your CheckBox to the DataCard.

Set the Default property for the checkbox to:

 

"Parent.Default="Check This Box"

 

This tells the checkbox to be checked when the Parent.Default (in this case the DataCard's Default Property which would be set to something like ThisItem.SLT) is equal to "Check This Box"

 

For the DataCard, edit the Update property and set it to:

 

If(Checkbox1.Value,"Check This Box","Not Checked")

 

The form will now update the SLT field based on the two possible values. You won't need to use a Patch.

 

If you want to keep what you currently have, post some additional information on your forms to better help you.

 

-Mark

If I've answered your question or solved your problem, please mark this question as answered. This helps others who have the same question find a solution quickly via the forum search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. Thanks.

 

 

Ahh, I didn't think of that. I will at the SLT DataCard and customize it.

Hi, I am not working with a gallery on my app, however, I will keep this for future reference. Thank you for this valuable input

 

No worries didn't realize you were using an actual Form. 

 

Glad you got help 🙂

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