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ColinM
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Copy content inside collection to another column

Hi, 

 

I have a simple inventory list in Sharepoint that was imported into a collection in PowerApp for the purpose of updating the products' inventory.  I cannot for the life of me figure out how to overwrite the data in the Previous Inventory column with the data in the Current Inventory column. 

I would prefer to work within the collection itself rather than copying the collection, liaising back and forth through share point - It's a bulk update - copy all records in one column to another.  

 

 

 

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Hi @ColinM ,

According to the needs that you mentioned, I think the ForAll function could achieve your needs. Based on the ForAll formula that you provided, I think there is something wrong with it.

 

I have made a test on my side, please consider modify your formula as below (set the OnSelect property of a button to following) :

ForAll(
       RenameColumns(StartInventoryCollection, "ID", "ID1"),
       Patch(
             StartInventoryCollection,
             LookUp(StartInventoryCollection, ID = ID1),
             {
               'Preivous Inventory': LookUp(StartInventoryCollection, ID = ID1, 'Current Inventory')
             }
       )
)

RenameColumns function, Patch function, ForAll function

 

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

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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mdevaney
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@ColinM 
Please provide sample data if my code doesn't work.

 

ClearCollect(
    your_collection_name,
    AddColumns(DropColumns(your_collection_name, "Previous Inventory"), "Previous Inventory", 'Current Inventory')
)

 

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KrishnaV
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Hi @ColinM ,

 

try this:

Patch(collectionName,ThisItem,{previousInventoryColum:CurrentInventorycolumn})

I am assuming you are clicking on a button as soon as you provide the latest column in a gallery.

If not you want to iterate through the list, below is the code for you:

ForAll(collectioName,Patch(collectionName,ID=ID,{previousInventoryColum:CurrentInventorycolumn}))


I hope this resolved your issue if you see any challenge/need further help please let me know I am always happy to do it for my community.

Regards,
Krishna
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I hope this resolved your issue if you see any challenge/need further help please let me know I am always happy to do it for my community.

Regards,
KrishnaV
Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer
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Hi, 

 

ForAll has rebuffed my efforts noting it cannot operate on items it is trying to patch, and your code noted it expects a record value. 

 

 ForAll(StartInventoryCollection, Patch(StartInventoryCollection, ID = ID, {'Preivous Inventory': 'Current Inventory'}))

 

Attached is a copy of the imported collection from SharePoint.  

 

Thanks

Colin

 

 

 

 

mdevaney
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@ColinM 

FORALL is not necessary.  Just delete the column for Previous Inventory and add a new column called Previous Inventory with the values equal to the Current Inventory column as shown in my example above.

 

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I agree with @mdevaney to just copy the value and which will create a new collection with the value duplication. At the end if you want you can clear(old collection)

collection( oldcollection, new collection)

 

Regards,

Krishna

 



I hope this resolved your issue if you see any challenge/need further help please let me know I am always happy to do it for my community.

Regards,
KrishnaV
Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer
Twitter | Linkedin | YouTube | GitHub
If this post helps you give a THUMS-UP and if it solved your issue consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members / new members of the community.

Hi @ColinM ,

According to the needs that you mentioned, I think the ForAll function could achieve your needs. Based on the ForAll formula that you provided, I think there is something wrong with it.

 

I have made a test on my side, please consider modify your formula as below (set the OnSelect property of a button to following) :

ForAll(
       RenameColumns(StartInventoryCollection, "ID", "ID1"),
       Patch(
             StartInventoryCollection,
             LookUp(StartInventoryCollection, ID = ID1),
             {
               'Preivous Inventory': LookUp(StartInventoryCollection, ID = ID1, 'Current Inventory')
             }
       )
)

RenameColumns function, Patch function, ForAll function

 

Please consider take a try with above solution, then 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.

@v-xida-msft 
Myself and @KrishnaV  have already agreed that deleting the 'Previous Inventory' column and adding it back with the value of 'Current Inventory' is the way to go.

 

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Hi,

 

Thank you everyone who helped - when I attempted to use the AddColumn/DropColumn code PowerApps informed me the column names already existed preventing me from going further.  I broke the code down into steps where I could drop columns but adding the column proved impossible.  It might have something to do with the imported list from SharePoint keeping its internal column name versus the name I had assigned to it. 

 

Many thanks!

 

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