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Edit table lookup values from an edit form



I don't know if this is possible and my searches have come up empty. It could be because of what I have been trying to search.


What I am trying to do is edit data from a lookup field. I set the form datacard default function to ThisItem.'Customer Info'.City. This displays the city from the lookup but when I try to edit this value it does not change. I also changed the DataField value to "cr282_CustomerInfo" which is the table that the data is being looked up. 


Is this possible?

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Hi @JP86 ,

If this is a "related" field to the primary lookup, then you cannot change it - it will set according to the "primary".

To be honest, if you are not using SharePoint datasheet views, throw away your lookup columns, do the lookups in Power Apps and write back to Text fields. Here is a good video from Shane Young @Shanescows on field types you should use.


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Hi @WarrenBelz , Thanks for the response.  I watched the video you shared but it isn't what I am currently working on.  


Here is a video of how I have my tables setup with powerapps. 


@Shanescows doesn't talk about what I am looking to do in his video.

Hi @JP86 ,

You did not mention your data source and I assumed SharePoint as what you are doing is quite a common misunderstanding there.

As it is CDS (which I do not use, I will tag my colleague @RandyHayes to see if he can help.

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