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markaxtell
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Error - collect expects a 'Record' type and using a 'Table' Type

I am currently trying to make an app that is capable of working offline by adding the data to a collection and then uploading it to SharePoint at the end.

 

My collect to get the data in to a collection appears to be working fine but when I try and get the data from the collection back up to SharePoint, I get an error on a field thats a choice (dropdown) that states: "Incompatible type. The 'Container Size' column in the data source you're updating expects a 'Record' type and you're using a 'Table' type.

The data col in SharePoint is choice.

The input in PowerApps is a dropdown.

 

Collect(
    OffLineData,
    {
        BatchID: DataCardValue9.Text,
        SiteName: BrandInput.Text,
        Brand: NameInput.Text,
        ContainerSize: DataCardValue7.SelectedItems,
        Product: DataCardValue1.SelectedItems,
        Unbroached_x002f_Broached:DataCardValue6.Selected.Value,
        BestBeforeDate: DataCardValue10.SelectedDate,
        DateOfDestruction: DataCardValue11.SelectedDate,
        Title: DataCardValue2.Text,	
        BUN: BUNInput.Text,
        GMName: NameInput.Text,
        TotalGallonsInBroachedContainers: DataCardValue8.Text
    }
)

 

Above is what I have entered for the collect which seems to work but when i try to upload to sharepoint using

 

Collect('Draught Beer Disposal',OffLineData)

 

I get the error above.


Any help would be a huge help!

 

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Hi @markaxtell :

According to your description, the error seems to be caused by a mismatch in data type.

The value of DataCardValue7.SelectedItems is a table type date.But the wrong content is The "'Container Size' column in the data source you're updating expects a 'Record' type".

  • Could you tell me what ContainerSize's data type is?(ContainerSize fied in the SharePoint list)
  • Whether it can be replaced with other values?

Maybe you can try this code:

 

DataCardValue7.Selected

 

If the problem is not resolved, can you tell me more details?

 Best Regards,

 Bof

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KroonOfficeSol
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A collection = a table 

One row in the collection = one record.

 

So you have to loop through the records in the collection using the ForAll formula.

 

Also, instead of collect() use Patch() when writing to Sharepoint.

 

Paul

So is the collection correct its just the way i need to upload it to SharePoint using ForAll and Patch?

I have now done this but i still get the same error

ForAll(OffLineData,Patch('Draught Beer Disposal',Defaults('Draught Beer Disposal'),{BatchID:BatchID,SiteName:SiteName,Brand:Brand,Product:Product,ContainerSize:ContainerSize,Unbroached_x002f_Broached:Unbroached_x002f_Broached,BestBeforeDate:BestBeforeDate,DateOfDestruction:DateOfDestruction,Title:Title,BUN:BUN,GMName:GMName,TotalGallonsInBroachedContainers:TotalGallonsInBroachedContainers}))

Hi @markaxtell :

According to your description, the error seems to be caused by a mismatch in data type.

The value of DataCardValue7.SelectedItems is a table type date.But the wrong content is The "'Container Size' column in the data source you're updating expects a 'Record' type".

  • Could you tell me what ContainerSize's data type is?(ContainerSize fied in the SharePoint list)
  • Whether it can be replaced with other values?

Maybe you can try this code:

 

DataCardValue7.Selected

 

If the problem is not resolved, can you tell me more details?

 Best Regards,

 Bof

Thank you ever so much! I have managed to get it sorted!

Eccles
Regular Visitor

Hi all,

 

I get the same error message re' data types. Here is my formula;

 

AddColumns(
LookUp(
MyIncidents,
GUID = OpenRecord,
'Location Features'
),
"displayValue",
Value,
"id",
Blank()
)

 

It's a drop down box, with a multi select option. The data is stored on Sharepoint. 

 

Any hints/tips/pointers would be extremely helpful

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