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Abzyb
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Creating a Manual form

Hello,

 

I am hoping someone can help me with an issue I am having which I will attempt to explain. I want to create a form manually in PowerApps. So instead of using the edit form option and the connecting to data I want to build and design the form myself by bringing labels and text inputs etc. The problem I am having is when I do this I can't seem to connect to the data source. So If I used the edit form it would connect to the data automatically but I want to design the form myself.

 

Does anybody have a solution to my problem?

 

Thanks

Abdullah

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Drrickryp
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Super User

@Abzyb 

Here's a great place to start!  https://baizini-it.com/blog/index.php/2017/09/28/powerapps-101-create-your-own-forms/   @Meneghino 's blog has many good posts for beginners too. 

eka24
Super User
Super User

When you use the manual process as you described, you have to use the Patch function to be able to save to the datasource:

Patch function in Power Apps (contains video) - Power Apps | Microsoft Docs

 

Example:

Patch(Table2, Defaults(Table2),

          {Column1: Textinput1.Text,
          Column2: Label3.Text,
          Column3: Value(Textinput4.Text)})

You can then use a Gallery to view the saved records from the datasource.

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