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Edit form and Submit as New Form

Good day,

 

Is it possible to "edit a form" from a list with existing ID, and submit it as New? (Different ID).

 

This is so that if there are similar Forms, do not have to repeat all similar Items and only change the needed ones. 

 

Thank you.

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@grapejuice You can use the Patch command to do that. Please provide more details of what you are doing so that I can help you with the formula.

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@CNT 

Ya it seems to hard to type all sadly.

 

What about the second option, how do I prepopulate all the fields with existing values from an existing ID?

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@grapejuice yes, the more the fields, the more to do. Glad you got it working.

Please accept the solution so that it will be helpful for others in the community. 

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CNT
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@grapejuice You can use the Patch command to do that. Please provide more details of what you are doing so that I can help you with the formula.

Good day @CNT ,

 

 

So basically I have this form - with so many entries 

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I have also this table to access previous data

 

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Would like to have a separate button maybe to either (Edit) ---Same entry before just edited (i.e. ID 1)

 

and a new button for submit as new form  (i.e. ID 2) from previous data (and do not edit ID 1 data)

 

Thank you

 

 

 

@grapejuice You can have 2 buttons like you have suggested, "Save" & "Save As New". In the "Save As New" you will use the Patch function as follows, 

Patch(yourDataSource, "ID", newID...... other fields).

For more info on the Patch function see here, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/functions/function-patch

 

Thank you. Im not yet familiar with patch function. Will try it and get back to you if it works 

Hello,

 

So I was looking at the patch function and it seems to hectic to do that from what i understand I must input each datacard one by one ?

Or I'm mistaken? Currently  I am just collecting data using "SubmitForm(Form1)".

 

Unfortunately, the screen already contains almost 700 controls and i rather not do it 1 by 1 😞 . Hope Im mistaken that it needs to be 1 by 1

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@grapejuice Yes, Patch gives greater flexibility and also comes with greater complexity.

The other way you could achieve your requirement is by setting the Form to New Mode, prepopulating the fields with existing values and then using SubmitForm(). This will add a new record with existing values.

@CNT 

Ya it seems to hard to type all sadly.

 

What about the second option, how do I prepopulate all the fields with existing values from an existing ID?

@grapejuice Either way there will be some extra work to do.

When you want to add a new record with existing values, 1st change the Form Mode to New. This can be done by, NewForm(formName).

To prepopulate the fields with existing values you have to take the values from the gallery. Follow this example,

If there is a Text Field called text1, the default property would be  gallery.Selected.whatevervalue

using the patch method for example i am already on editform mode,

 

what do i put after the : ? is it the datacardvalue? cant seem to get it to work sorry

 

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