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How do I set the Datasource of an Edit Form?

I am trying to add an Edit Form to my app.

I have made a Flow to grab the record that needs updating.

I am grabbing it in the OnVisible Action of the Screen:


ClearCollect(updateCollection, UpdateGoodsIn.Run(SelectedItem.thOurRef, SelectedItem.stCode))


Now I am trying to connect this as the Data source for an Edit Form.





I have looked at this reference document but it makes no mention of it.


As shown in the diagram, I have set my Data source to 'updateCollection' but PowerApps is still telling me 'The form isn't connected to any data yet'


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Re: How do I set the Datasource of an Edit Form?



Since you are collecting your data using a Flow (now re-branded as Microsoft "Power Automate"), it will take anywhere from a few seconds to even a few minutes to run, so when your form becomes visible there won't be data in the collection until the Flow is complete. I would suggest in your "On Start" of your App to initially create this Collection with just one record of dummy data as a placeholder so that it is available immediately at the "On Visible" of this screen.


Check out this article about Power Automate (Flow) performance.



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Re: How do I set the Datasource of an Edit Form?

Hi @stapes ,


One thing to notice is that EditForm doesn't support the Collection as data source.

So if you want it, you have to create each component manually. Use label to show the column name , use Textinput box to enter the value, and use combo box to choose selection, and then group all component together as a whole.

Best regards,



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