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Iantaylor2050
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Design Editform similar to layout highlighted below

Hi All,

 

I want to design a  EditForm in Powerapp similar to the below screenshot. I added a EditForm and pointed to my SharePoint list as datasource, however couldn't design exactly as highlighted below. Very difficult to move datacard inside the forms according to the below layout.

 

I am using a Gallery which will point to this Editform for each item inside the gallery. Any inputs on how to design below form would be helpful. 

 

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rubin_boer
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hey there @Iantaylor2050 , do you want to use a form? which data would you like to update to SharePoint. It may be easier to use a screen with a few controls in it which you can arrange as you wish. the form control is a bit static even if you play around with the columns by setting it to 12. what would you like to update from your form?

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RandyHayes
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@Iantaylor2050 

You are essentially needing to separate the interface from the Form.  As @rubin_boer points out, if your design is very simple, then a couple of controls and a collect to your datasource will do the trick.  But, if you need more features that forms brings to you, then stick with the form, but separate the interface from the form.

I have a video on Forms that cover pretty much anything you ever wanted to know about form, but more specifically, in Part 3 of the video, I cover how to continue to utilize the power of forms while using your own interface for them.  Might be worth a look for you.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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Hi @RandyHayes @rubin_boer 

 

My form is pretty simple. Using the form, I will be updating only one column in SharePoint. Hence I can use a simple screen and place those controls accordingly.

 

However I would like to highlight that the above form will appear when user clicks on the More Details button from the below Gallery. So, I was in assumption that if I use a form control, I can easily redirect to specific item EditForm when clicking on More Details.

 

Please let me know if there is any alternative way to make redirection simpler if I don't use a form control.  

 

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RandyHayes
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@Iantaylor2050 

Yeah, if you're just updating one column in your datasource, then I would skip the form.  It brings a lot to the table, but not this table!

In general from what you describe, you will simply have the OnSelect action of the More Details button set a global variable to the record selected in the gallery, then navigate to the screen you have for signing up (and details).

So, on the OnSelect :  Set(glbCurrentRecord, ThisItem); Navigate(yourDetailScreenName)

Then on the detail screen, the glbCurrentRecord will contain all the information you need to show the details and then when you go to update your datasource, you can either Patch, UpdateIf or Collect depending on what it is that you are changing.

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Hi @RandyHayes 

 

I have set up the global variable glbCurrentRecord as mentioned above in Gallery. In the detailscreen, where should I set the glbCurrentRecord variable ?

 

There is no item property similar to Form control. I tried to add on my detail screen individual fields like images and labels Text property but couldn't add. Any inputs would be helpful. Thanks.

RandyHayes
Super User
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@Iantaylor2050 

You don't need to set anything in the detail screen, you've already set the variable from the Gallery.  In the detail screen, you only need to reference the properties/columns of the variable that you want.  For example, if there is a Description column in your data source, then a label with the Text property set to glbCurrentRecord.Description would give you the value that is in that column.  Same applies for any column in that record.

 

So essentially, the glbCurrentRecord is the exact record of the item from the Gallery.  In all of your controls on the detail screen, you just need to reference the column that you want.

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