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da1ve
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Gallery collection add line item

Hi guys,

So I am trying to have the ability to add a line item to a Gallery. The thing is though I don't need to write the addition back to the data source. I only need to add it to the collection displayed in the Gallery.

 

Basically I have "Gallery2" which has the Items property of "additions". This collection is populated from a SQL database. After that the data in the collection is used to populate a table in Word using a template.

 

I have a button to add a new row (which works) but when I try to save that line nothing happens. If I make changes to an existing row with data the save function works. This is the Gallery:

da1ve_0-1684900815754.png

The edit pencil: 

UpdateContext({EditRecord: ThisItem.description})

The cancel x: 

UpdateContext({EditRecord: ""})

The save button: 

UpdateContext({EditRecord: ""});

The plus button: 

Patch(additions,Defaults(additions), {description:""})

 

Problem 1:

When I edit an existing record and click save, it visually changes the gallery item

da1ve_1-1684900944191.png

But when I send the info to Flow, the changes are not reflected

 

Problem 2:

When I add a new line item and enter data, the save button does nothing

da1ve_2-1684901028842.png

I have found that if I have the new record and I click the pencil of another line item then the new line "appears" to save.

da1ve_3-1684901173336.png

I'm guessing the info is not going through to flow as I am not actually updating what's in the collection. 

This is what I'm using to send the info to Flow

'Agreements-SubmitDocument'.Run(JSON(ShowColumns(Gallery2.AllItems,"description","quantity","extPrice"),JSONFormat.Compact),companyName.Text,address.Text,phone.Text,abn.Text,contact.Text,email.Text,mobile.Text,title.Text,startDate.SelectedDate,endDate.SelectedDate)

Any help on this would be appreciated

 

Thanks,
David

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ShaheerAhmad
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RJyaoW0BQ&t=1173s

I suggest you to watch this video from Reza Dorrani. 

Check what you did wrong and i would suggest you to follow his approach.

If my answer helps you consider giving it a thumbs up and mark as solution
Thanks

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ShaheerAhmad
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Super User

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RJyaoW0BQ&t=1173s

I suggest you to watch this video from Reza Dorrani. 

Check what you did wrong and i would suggest you to follow his approach.

If my answer helps you consider giving it a thumbs up and mark as solution
Thanks

@ShaheerAhmad 

Thanks. So I tried his approach and this is my collection:

 

da1ve_0-1684907299719.png

My save button I have set as follows:

If(
    IsBlank(
        LookUp(additions,
        description = ThisItem.description
        )
    ),
    Collect(
        additions,
        ThisItem
    )
);
UpdateIf(
    additions,
    description = ThisItem.description,
    {
        description: TextInput10.Text,
        quantity: TextInput12.Text,
        extPrice: TextInput13.Text
    }
)

PowerApps is saying that my "UpdateIf" is wrong. So not sure what I have done wrong (I am not using SharePoint as a source here). 

 

My new line method is the same as his

 

Thanks,

David

da1ve
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So i have made some progress and got it working this way

ClearCollect(finalAdditions, {});
ForAll(
    Gallery2.AllItems,
    Collect(finalAdditions, {description: TextInput10.Text, quantity: TextInput12.Text, extPrice: TextInput13.Text})
);
Set(varGridEditable,!varGridEditable);

So in the end I used a global edit and save button rather than individual and I used 2 collections

If my suggested video helped kindly consider accepting as a solution. thanks

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