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How to patch a text field to a choice column in Canvas Apps

I am making a canvas app in which I have a text field , I want to patch the Value of the text field with a choice column in my dataverse table.

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As you may see , I have a Gallery in which I have 3 buttons to show 3 options ["Morning" ,'Afternoon" ,"Evening"], whenever someone selects any of the 3 buttons it is highlighted in red and shown below in text in front of the "Preferred Time selected - " label.

 

For the Gallery items I have made a collection on the "OnStart" of the App like - 

ClearCollect(PreferredTime,{PreferredTime:"Morning"},{PreferredTime:"Afternoon"},{PreferredTime:"Evening"})
 
Now, I want to patch in the Dataverse table a choice column "Preferred Time" which has 3 choices {"Morning" ,'Afternoon" ,"Evening"}.
I can't seem to find the correct way to implement the above scenerio using the Patch function, 
Kindly Help, 
your Help will be highly Appreciated
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Hi @Mayank_Yadav ,

 

The formula in my first reply can archive what you want. If you don't know how to use Patch function, you can follow below steps.

Step1.Add a button.

Step2.Copy below formula to OnSelect of the button.

Patch(YourDataverseTableName,Defaults(YourDataverseTableName),{ChoiceColumnName:Switch(Gallery1.Selected.PreferredTime,"Morning",ChoiceTable.Morning,"Evening",ChoiceTable.Evening,"Afternoon",ChoiceTable.Afternoon)})

 

vmengmlimsft_0-1714014440229.png

 

After finish above, you can click the button to check if a new record with selected Preferred Time has been created.

Here is also a link about Patch function for your reference.

Patch function (contains video) - Power Platform | Microsoft Learn

 

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If my answer helps you solve the problem, please accept it as a solution.😀

 

Best regards,

Rimmon

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VishalJhaveri
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Hi @Mayank_Yadav ,

 

Do you want to patch "Morning" on the label to Choice column of Dataverse Table?

 

Assuming that you want to create a new record in Dataverse table. Please try this.

Patch(DataverseTable,Defaults(DataverseTable),{ChoiceColumn:Switch(Label.Text,"Morning",ChoiceTable.Morning,"Evening",ChoiceTable.Evening,"Afternoon",ChoiceTable.Afternoon)})//The ChoiceTable is the table used as choices of Choice column, you should replace it with yours table name.

 

 

Best regards,

Rimmon

Hey Rimmon,

Thanks for the Fast reply,

 

I am not able to understand the patch command, Let me clarify for you,

 (1)-I want to create a new record in the "Appointment Table" whenever the user clicks on a Button to Patch a new record in the table,

(2)- The Appointment table has a column called Preferred Time having 3 choices - [Morning,Afternoon,Evening]

(3)- In my Canvas app I have the below scenario

Mayank_Yadav_0-1713953375439.png

in front of the Preferred Time label I have placed a Gallery, The items of the Gallery is the "PreferredTime" Collection that I have created on the 'OnStart' of the App using this formulae - ClearCollect(PreferredTime,{PreferredTime:"Morning"},{PreferredTime:"Afternoon"},{PreferredTime:"Evening"})

--- The Gallery has 3 buttons whose placeholder Text is  - ThisItem.PreferredTime

(4) - Below the gallery I have a label 'Preferred time selected' and In front of this label I have another lable named "SelectedTime" whose text property is - Gallery1.Selected.PreferredTime

 

-- Now ,  what I want to patch in the Appointment table's Preferred Time Choice column to the value of the "SelectedTime" text label,

I am making a Custom Page for further Clarification.

 

Kindly Help,

Thanks & Regards

Hi @Mayank_Yadav ,

 

The formula in my first reply can archive what you want. If you don't know how to use Patch function, you can follow below steps.

Step1.Add a button.

Step2.Copy below formula to OnSelect of the button.

Patch(YourDataverseTableName,Defaults(YourDataverseTableName),{ChoiceColumnName:Switch(Gallery1.Selected.PreferredTime,"Morning",ChoiceTable.Morning,"Evening",ChoiceTable.Evening,"Afternoon",ChoiceTable.Afternoon)})

 

vmengmlimsft_0-1714014440229.png

 

After finish above, you can click the button to check if a new record with selected Preferred Time has been created.

Here is also a link about Patch function for your reference.

Patch function (contains video) - Power Platform | Microsoft Learn

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

If my answer helps you solve the problem, please accept it as a solution.😀

 

Best regards,

Rimmon

Thanks Rimmon, was Able to implement it this time 👍

Can you help with Another scenario that has been troubling me Mr.Rimmon

 

I have a Combobox that I have copied from a form and using it in place of a default combobox that is provided in the tree view ,

Mayank_Yadav_0-1714016965445.png

I map the gender of the user in that combobox, I have renamed it as 'GenderDataCardValue3

the items property of the combobox are - ["Male","Female","Other"]

 

In the Appointment table I have a 'Gender' column that is a optionset and has values - ["Male","Female","Other"]

I try to Patch it to the column like this

Gender:GenderDataCardValue3.Selected.Value

but it gives me this error - "The type of argument 'hil_gender' does not match the expected type 'OptionSetValue(Gender(Appointment))'. Found type 'Text'."

 

Kindly help regarding this scenario

Thanks & Regards

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