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Get Next Item in Gallery - move from one record to another (DB)

Hello fellow PowerApps users! 

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I have a question:


I have created two screens. The first screen involves a gallery which is linked to and navigates to screen two. Screen two contains certain data for each gallery item. the data is stored on a Microsoft Azure SQL Server. Is it possible to create a button on screen two to get the next gallery item? (back-end: jump to next record in the SQL Server). I have searched for a while, but only found posts saying this is not a feature yet (2017). Does anyone know if there was made a feature-request? Smiley Happy


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Re: Get Next Item in Gallery - move from one record to another (DB)

I hope you maintain a collection which stores data from Azure SQL DB. If so, try this option on Second screen


1. On visible declare  

UpdateContext({ROWNUM: 1}) // This can be the selected record number from Screen 1


2. On select of "Next" Button (to get next gallery item)

UpdateContext({ROWNUM: ROWNUM + 1}) // Move to next record 

Use Lookup(collection, ROWNUM = ThisItem.ROWNUM, <RETURN FIELD>) // This will get you next record


Note: As you are using Azure SQL DB Please refer to generate ROW_NUMBER(), this way you can get a sequence of unique number in you records. Also note that the ROW_NUMBER need not be starting from 1 in your scenario.  Just pass the first ROWNUM from screen 1.

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Re: Get Next Item in Gallery - move from one record to another (DB)

here is an example on how to go to the next (or previous) record in a gallery to use it for a next/prev button: 



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Re: Get Next Item in Gallery - move from one record to another (DB)

Hi @jvanrossum,


I have one more question.

Your solution technically works on my end. The only trouble I have is the following:


This is my set up:

1. I have a browsing page that displays in a gallery all items of a linked SP list. Once you click on the item you are taken to an

2. edit-page, where you can alter the items specific content and save it. Once the item is saved, I want the user to hit the

3. next-button to move over to the next gallery item.


And now the trouble starts: Whereas the first saving process(PATCH-function) works just fine, I cannot achieve saving the altered specifics of the next item back to the SP list. I therefore tried the Reset()-function OnSelect of the next button, but that lead to an error stating the Reset function can't be used as such.

Do you have an idea how to achieve a proper flick-through with saving back option?



Thank you for your support.



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