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Ajmicrosoft
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Form multi-user separate record

I have a person field that allows multi selections in a form. What I am trying to do is have it create separate records in my sp list for each person who is chosen with the same information in the rest of the form.

For example,

Form:
User: John Doe, Jane Doe
Subject: Test
Date: 4/2/20

Then in my Sharepoint list I want it to show as:

Jane Doe 4/2/20 Test
John Doe 4/2/20 Test

How would I do this?
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ilton
Resolver II
Resolver II

Hi! @Ajmicrosoft 

try creating a custom form with the fields you described.

instead of using SubmitForm() use 

// I'm assuming that InputReturningListOfUsers returns a collection of Strings like ['John Doe', 'Jane Doe']
ForAll(InputReturningListOfUsers, Patch(sharepointDataSource, Defaults(sharepointDataSource), {User: Value, Subject: FormInputSubject.Text, Date: FormInputDate.Text}));

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@ilton my apologies for jumping in here, but I had a similar issue recently where the code I got to work may help here?

 

@Ajmicrosoft 

Try this:

ForAll( RenameColumns(DataCardValue2.SelectedItems, "DisplayName", "DisplayName1"), 
     Patch (‘List 1’, Defaults(‘List 1’), 
           {Person_x0029_s_x0030_: Filter(DataCardValue2.SelectedItems,
                 DisplayName = DisplayName1), 
            Subject: DataCardValue20.Text, 
            Date: DataCardValue21.Text
           }
     )
);

 

 

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ilton
Resolver II
Resolver II

Hi! @Ajmicrosoft 

try creating a custom form with the fields you described.

instead of using SubmitForm() use 

// I'm assuming that InputReturningListOfUsers returns a collection of Strings like ['John Doe', 'Jane Doe']
ForAll(InputReturningListOfUsers, Patch(sharepointDataSource, Defaults(sharepointDataSource), {User: Value, Subject: FormInputSubject.Text, Date: FormInputDate.Text}));

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@ilton

When I tried this, I got “invalid argument type” code is as follows:

ForAll (DataCardValue2, Patch (‘List 1’, Defaults(‘List 1’), {Person_x0029_s_x0030_:Value, Subject: DataCardValue20.Text, Date: DataCardValue21.Text}));

Also note the person box is a combobox with “allow multiple selection of users” on
ilton
Resolver II
Resolver II

Hi! @Ajmicrosoft 

DataCardValue2 is returning the input object you need DataCardValue2.Value to get the collection.

if you don't know the collection object type try 

ClearColect(someVariable, DataCardValue2.Value)
// and check the collections type in power apps menu.

 

@ilton my apologies for jumping in here, but I had a similar issue recently where the code I got to work may help here?

 

@Ajmicrosoft 

Try this:

ForAll( RenameColumns(DataCardValue2.SelectedItems, "DisplayName", "DisplayName1"), 
     Patch (‘List 1’, Defaults(‘List 1’), 
           {Person_x0029_s_x0030_: Filter(DataCardValue2.SelectedItems,
                 DisplayName = DisplayName1), 
            Subject: DataCardValue20.Text, 
            Date: DataCardValue21.Text
           }
     )
);

 

 

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@ilton

So this worked! Except it’s not putting each user in a different record it’s just duplicating the record for the number of users selected. For example:

List item 1: Jane Doe, John Doe. 4/2/20 Test
List item 2: Jane Doe, John Doe. 4/2/20 Test

Instead of doing:

List item 1: Jane Doe, 4/2/20, Test
List item 2: John Doe, 4/2/20, Test

Thanks for your help by the way!

Thank you both!!!!! This worked!!!

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