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michaele124
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IF/Switch not working

I'm trying to use a basic IF statement to send an email if a specific column is true/false.  I've used this exact formula in other apps but in this current app, the IF statement is not evaluating the Toggle correctly. I flip it to true, check it in the formula and it says "Toggle2.Value = true" but then I submit the form and no email comes. If I check my SP List that column is marked as true. I go back to the app, check the formula and now "Toggle2.Value = false". No matter how many times I flip the toggle back and forth, it will never display as true in the IF formula. I tried building a new app with just this column and the same thing happened. It seems like the IF won't properly evaluate that column and I don't understand why.  If I add a random Toggle not connected to the SP List and use that for the IF statement, it worked as expected.  Is that list/column corrupt or something?

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RandyHayes
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@michaele124 

Your issue is most likely linked to trying to utilize a control in your form after the submit.  Once you submit a form, the controls should not be referenced directly any longer.  You should get your values directly from the last submit of your form.

Otherwise, it is very possible that your toggle and other controls in the form are reset to some other state and should not be relied on.  The last submit will always be reliable!

 

So, in your OnSuccess action, for example, the following would be used:

If(Self.LastSubmit.yourYesNoColumn,
   <do email action>
)

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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Nogueira1306
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It might be bugged...

 

My advice:

On app OnStart create a var and set it to default value of that toggle. Lets say that the default is false

 

Set( varSendEmail, false)

Then, on OnChnage Property of the Toogle:

 

Set( varSendEmail, Self.Value)

 

And, on the condition you check the value of the var instead of the value of the toggle

 

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RandyHayes
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@michaele124 

Your issue is most likely linked to trying to utilize a control in your form after the submit.  Once you submit a form, the controls should not be referenced directly any longer.  You should get your values directly from the last submit of your form.

Otherwise, it is very possible that your toggle and other controls in the form are reset to some other state and should not be relied on.  The last submit will always be reliable!

 

So, in your OnSuccess action, for example, the following would be used:

If(Self.LastSubmit.yourYesNoColumn,
   <do email action>
)

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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michaele124
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@RandyHayes  Thank you! I think this was my issue because as soon as I moved the SubmitForm(Form1) command after the SendEmail it worked as expected.  In order to test, I did have to reset the form between each test because just using it in preview mode on that same screen still did not work.  Other item of note, because I have the SendEmail before the SubmitForm, if the form fails validation an email was still sent because it sent the email before it validated it.  To combat this, I added a condition to the DisplayMode of the Send button to only display once validation is passed to prevent errant emails.  Thank you for your guidance!

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