cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
EricD
Helper I
Helper I

Dependent Lookup issues

Thank you for any help: This is my first post and first Power App so please be gentle...

I have a Power App that is connected to a SharePoint list, RequestForm. I have a field where an Agent's ID is typed in. I am looking for to use  AgentID to look up the agent's name and other information from a different SharePoint list, EmpInfo. I am looking to display the retrieved name in the Power App and also save  to the list RequestForm. the PopwerApp is run directly off of the SharePoint list through SharePoint Integration and is not using collections.

 

I have tried multiple approaches:

1:  setting a default value for AgentName field: it would pull the Name in preview mode but not when published (it would stay blank and would not update SharePoint).

2: Setting an OnChange on the AgentID field: UpdateContext({'AgentName': LookUp(EmpInfo, ID='AgentID' , EmpName)}) or 'AgentName'=LookUp(EmpInfo, ID='AgentName', Empname)

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

An additional, related task: I want to take the AgentID and populate additional columns in RequestForm without displaying them in Power App (like the agent's supervisors email)

22 REPLIES 22
WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

Hi @EricD ,

Just checking if you got the result you were looking for on this thread. Happy to help further if not.

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

Thank you so much, that worked very well. Just need to add a coma after ID.

UpdateIf(
   YourSharePointListName,
   ID=SharePointIntegration.Selected.ID,
   {
     'AgentName': 
      LookUp(
         EmpInfo, 
         ID='AgentID'.Text, 
         EmpName
      )
   }
)

 Where is the best place to put the statement? I tried several spots  on the ID card (where agents enter the id that is being looked up): using OnChange and On Select, but that only worked when I saved and reopened it. DelayedOutput does not work either.. .

WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

Thanks @EricD ,

Dangers of free-typing on Notepad - I have fixed now.

Firstly, I would put it on the OnChange of the AgentID text box as this event should not trigger until the Enter key is pressed or the user clicks away from the field. You should not need DelayOutput on the Control, I do not use it but this post explains it fairly well.

If you really want to be sure you are writing a valid value, try this

With(
   {
      vAgent:
      LookUp(
         EmpInfo, 
         ID='AgentID'.Text, 
         EmpName
      )
   },
   If(
      !IsBlank(vAgent),
      UpdateIf(
         YourSharePointListName,
         ID=SharePointIntegration.Selected.ID,
         {'AgentName': vAgent}
      )
   );
   Refresh(YourSharePointListName)
)

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

 

 

 

WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

Hi @EricD ,

Just checking if you got the result you were looking for on this thread. Happy to help further if not.

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

thank you so much for all of your help. needed to change it to:

With(
   {
      vAgent:
      LookUp(
         EmpInfo, 
         ID='AgentID'.Text, 
         EmpName
      )
   },
   If(
      !IsBlank(vAgent),
      UpdateIf(
         YourSharePointListName,
         'AgentName'=SharePointIntegration.Selected.'AgentName',
         {'AgentName': vAgent}
      )
   );
   Refresh(YourSharePointListName)
)

 without the change it didnt update at all

 

Interestingly enough, with the change, it is actually writing to the previous row, agent name column, in the SharePoint list with the current data (not the correct data). Tried removing the refresh statement, it did not change it.

WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

Thanks @EricD ,

I was more showing syntax to guide you and cannot see your data structure.

Can you please mark as Accept as Solution so others with the same question can find it more readily. It also closes the item.

 

 

 

 

Any idea how to get it to update the name to current record  instead of the previous record? for some reason the agent name is getting wrote to the wrong row 

 

example:

 

agent ID1    Agent Name2

Agent ID2   (blank)  

 

instead of the desired

agent ID1    Agent Name1

agent ID2    Agent Name2

WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

@EricD ,

Are you creating a new record and then expecting to update that record before going back to SharePoint?

It is also probably why my code did not work as ID is the most reliable way of correctly identifying the record last selected in SharePoint.

so the problem is when writing the Name it is adding it to the previous row, rather than the current row.

 

I believe it is doing this because the current form has not been submitted. So to SharePoint, there is not the new row yet. So it uses the existing row instead of writing everything together on the new line

 

I tried moving this to the "OnClose"  portion of the SharePoint integration by doing:

 

SubmitForm(SharePointForm1);
With(
   {
      vAgent:
      LookUp(
         EmpInfo, 
         ID='AgentID'.Text, 
         EmpName
      )
   },
   If(
      !IsBlank(vAgent),
      UpdateIf(
         YourSharePointListName,
         'AgentName'=SharePointIntegration.Selected.'AgentName',
         {'AgentName': vAgent}
      )
   );
   Refresh(YourSharePointListName)
)

 

this did not write anything back however.

WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

Hi @EricD ,

That code is for a completely different issue.

If you are after ID of item after submit you need 

SahrePointForm1.LastSubmit.ID

however, why don't you simply do not put a field on the form for AgentName with the Default

LookUp(
   EmpInfo, 
   ID='AgentID'.Text, 
   EmpName
)

and it will write the data the the list on SubmitForm?

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

Helpful resources

Announcements

Celebrating the May Super User of the Month: Laurens Martens

  @LaurensM  is an exceptional contributor to the Power Platform Community. Super Users like Laurens inspire others through their example, encouragement, and active participation. We are excited to celebrated Laurens as our Super User of the Month for May 2024.   Consistent Engagement:  He consistently engages with the community by answering forum questions, sharing insights, and providing solutions. Laurens dedication helps other users find answers and overcome challenges.   Community Expertise: As a Super User, Laurens plays a crucial role in maintaining a knowledge sharing environment. Always ensuring a positive experience for everyone.   Leadership: He shares valuable insights on community growth, engagement, and future trends. Their contributions help shape the Power Platform Community.   Congratulations, Laurens Martens, for your outstanding work! Keep inspiring others and making a difference in the community!   Keep up the fantastic work!        

Check out the Copilot Studio Cookbook today!

We are excited to announce our new Copilot Cookbook Gallery in the Copilot Studio Community. We can't wait for you to share your expertise and your experience!    Join us for an amazing opportunity where you'll be one of the first to contribute to the Copilot Cookbook—your ultimate guide to mastering Microsoft Copilot. Whether you're seeking inspiration or grappling with a challenge while crafting apps, you probably already know that Copilot Cookbook is your reliable assistant, offering a wealth of tips and tricks at your fingertips--and we want you to add your expertise. What can you "cook" up?   Click this link to get started: https://aka.ms/CS_Copilot_Cookbook_Gallery   Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to be one of the first in the Community to share your app creation journey with Copilot. We'll be announcing a Cookbook Challenge very soon and want to make sure you one of the first "cooks" in the kitchen.   Don't miss your moment--start submitting in the Copilot Cookbook Gallery today!     Thank you,  Engagement Team

Announcing Power Apps Copilot Cookbook Gallery

We are excited to share that the all-new Copilot Cookbook Gallery for Power Apps is now available in the Power Apps Community, full of tips and tricks on how to best use Microsoft Copilot as you develop and create in Power Apps. The new Copilot Cookbook is your go-to resource when you need inspiration--or when you're stuck--and aren't sure how to best partner with Copilot while creating apps.   Whether you're looking for the best prompts or just want to know about responsible AI use, visit Copilot Cookbook for regular updates you can rely on--while also serving up some of your greatest tips and tricks for the Community. Check Out the new Copilot Cookbook for Power Apps today: Copilot Cookbook - Power Platform Community.  We can't wait to see what you "cook" up!      

Tuesday Tip | How to Report Spam in Our Community

It's time for another TUESDAY TIPS, your weekly connection with the most insightful tips and tricks that empower both newcomers and veterans in the Power Platform Community! Every Tuesday, we bring you a curated selection of the finest advice, distilled from the resources and tools in the Community. Whether you’re a seasoned member or just getting started, Tuesday Tips are the perfect compass guiding you across the dynamic landscape of the Power Platform Community.   As our community family expands each week, we revisit our essential tools, tips, and tricks to ensure you’re well-versed in the community’s pulse. Keep an eye on the News & Announcements for your weekly Tuesday Tips—you never know what you may learn!   Today's Tip: How to Report Spam in Our Community We strive to maintain a professional and helpful community, and part of that effort involves keeping our platform free of spam. If you encounter a post that you believe is spam, please follow these steps to report it: Locate the Post: Find the post in question within the community.Kebab Menu: Click on the "Kebab" menu | 3 Dots, on the top right of the post.Report Inappropriate Content: Select "Report Inappropriate Content" from the menu.Submit Report: Fill out any necessary details on the form and submit your report.   Our community team will review the report and take appropriate action to ensure our community remains a valuable resource for everyone.   Thank you for helping us keep the community clean and useful!

Community Roundup: A Look Back at Our Last 10 Tuesday Tips

As we continue to grow and learn together, it's important to reflect on the valuable insights we've shared. For today's #TuesdayTip, we're excited to take a moment to look back at the last 10 tips we've shared in case you missed any or want to revisit them. Thanks for your incredible support for this series--we're so glad it was able to help so many of you navigate your community experience!   Getting Started in the Community An overview of everything you need to know about navigating the community on one page!  Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Community Ranks and YOU Have you ever wondered how your fellow community members ascend the ranks within our community? We explain everything about ranks and how to achieve points so you can climb up in the rankings! Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Powering Up Your Community Profile Your Community User Profile is how the Community knows you--so it's essential that it works the way you need it to! From changing your username to updating contact information, this Knowledge Base Article is your best resource for powering up your profile. Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Community Blogs--A Great Place to Start There's so much you'll discover in the Community Blogs, and we hope you'll check them out today!  Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Unlocking Community Achievements and Earning Badges Across the Communities, you'll see badges on users profile that recognize and reward their engagement and contributions. Check out some details on Community badges--and find out more in the detailed link at the end of the article! Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Blogging in the Community Interested in blogging? Everything you need to know on writing blogs in our four communities! Get started blogging across the Power Platform communities today! Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Subscriptions & Notifications We don't want you to miss a thing in the community! Read all about how to subscribe to sections of our forums and how to setup your notifications! Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Getting Started with Private Messages & Macros Do you want to enhance your communication in the Community and streamline your interactions? One of the best ways to do this is to ensure you are using Private Messaging--and the ever-handy macros that are available to you as a Community member! Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Community User Groups Learn everything about being part of, starting, or leading a User Group in the Power Platform Community. Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Update Your Community Profile Today! Keep your community profile up to date which is essential for staying connected and engaged with the community. Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Thank you for being an integral part of our journey.   Here's to many more Tuesday Tips as we pave the way for a brighter, more connected future! As always, watch the News & Announcements for the next set of tips, coming soon!

Hear what's next for the Power Up Program

Hear from Principal Program Manager, Dimpi Gandhi, to discover the latest enhancements to the Microsoft #PowerUpProgram, including a new accelerated video-based curriculum crafted with the expertise of Microsoft MVPs, Rory Neary and Charlie Phipps-Bennett. If you’d like to hear what’s coming next, click the link below to sign up today! https://aka.ms/PowerUp  

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (2,954)