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Helper II

Having trouble using context variable in app to show/ hide datacards.

I have several screens setup with different forms, I want the data cards sorted / hidden unless an icon is pressed, The icons are in a gallery, here are a few pictures, the onselect property of one of the icons is: UpdateContext({IconPeople_1:true}) I want to set the visiblitly of datacards based on the icon selected, 

I set the context variable to the Icons (pictures to show what i am doing), and set the visible property of the datacard to this: If(IconPeople_1, SelectedIcon, true, false),,

The form is in edit mode, there are so many questions in 

I'll need to do this for 3 more forms but getting the first one to work correctly will help greatly.


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Ok thank you for the screenshots @nor3msti! We found the root cause.


A big advantage to using a gallery is that you don't have to add a control (in this case an icon) for each value - you can simply use one and leverage the Items property. What I would recommend is the following:


(1) Remove all icons except 1 (keep the first one)

(2) Set the Gallery TemplateSize property to 60

(3) Use the following Items property:



(4) Set the Icon's Icon property to:


(5) Set the Icon's Color property to:


(6) Use the following Icon OnSelect property:

UpdateContext({varSelectedIcon: ThisItem.Icon})

(7) The DataCard Visible property should now no longer give an error

(8) Optionally you may need to change the Width of the Gallery


If this solves your question, would you be so kind as to accept it as a solution & give it a thumbs up.


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I just noticed you are also using a Component. We will have to make some slight adjustments starting from step 6:


(6) Do not use UpdateContext but use Set:

Set(varSelectedIcon: ThisItem.Icon)

 (7) Click on the component, on the right property panel select 'New Custom Property'

  • Name the custom property IconValue
  • Select 'Output' as property type
  • Data type 'Text'

(8) Select the component again (in the component tab) and select IconValue in the property dropdown on the top left corner

(9) Set the IconValue property to varSelectedIcon

(10) Change the DataCard Visible property to (e.g. People icon):

ComponentControlName.IconValue = Icon.People


I hope this helps!

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Multi Super User
Multi Super User

U Can group all the edits and have a variable name for them 
When an icon is selected ({IconPeople_1: true, OtherVaribales ; false })
The assigned each group its corresponding variables 

Multi Super User
Multi Super User


UpdateContext({A: true, B:false, C: false, 😧 false}) on one icon
UpdateContext({A: false, B:true, C: false, 😧 false}) on another icon 
UpdateContext({A: false, B:false, C: true, 😧 false}) on another icon

Helper II
Helper II

I was going to duplicate the other forms differently, i just need this one to work correctly so I know how to proceed further, Do I need to have a different context variable for each icon, or should I do a global variable to use throughout the app?

Multi Super User
Multi Super User

 Since they are different forms using the update context will be better than a global variable and i advise to try out components for your menu this can be re-used on different screens without needing to rewrite the codes all the the time 

Helper II
Helper II

Thank you, I will try this, 

This scenario isnt working, no erros so I am missing something, here is what i have for updatecontext on icons

UpdateContext({IconPeople_1:true, IconVehicles_1:false, IconLists_1:false, IconDocuments:false, IconTools_1:false, IconBuildings_1:false, IconHazards_1:false, IconHealth_1:false, IconPostings_1:false})

this visible property of the datacard is 


Hi @nor3msti,


Since you are using a gallery to display the Icons, the best way is to use 1 variable that saves something unique from the selected record. I assume that you are probably using the Icon values in your gallery Items property, something that looks as follows:

//Option 1, no column name
[Icon.Transportation, Icon.People]

//Maybe you named the column and it looks as follows:
[{icon: Icon.Transportation}, {icon: Icon.People}]


In the OnSelect you would use the following code:

//Should you use no column name (option 1 above)
UpdateContext({varSelectedIcon: ThisItem.Value})

//Should you use column names (replace icon with correct column name)
UpdateContext({varSelectedIcon: ThisItem.icon})


E.g. a DataCard that should only be visible when the People icon is selected (Visible property):

varSelectedIcon = Icon.People


If this solves your question, would you be so kind as to accept it as a solution & give it a thumbs up.



My appologies for late response, this is looking good Im trying it out, One question, What do you mean by column name, if  your talking about the column in sharepoint list then no, but I wanted to make sure you were not talking about something I overlooked in the app or gallery.

I get his error message on the visibly property of the datacard, 


The icons do not change either, 


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