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Issue when trying to use patch + form updates

I need to write an app. That holds a questionnaire of 30 questions plus enable attachments in PowerApps. Moreover, record the response to SharePoint. The app screens are custom, so I did not use the default forms. Therefore, I am trying to use the patch plus the form.updates as recommended here:

Solved: Need to add Attachment to a PATCH to a SharePoint ... - Power Platform Community (microsoft....

I am getting the tittle field is required. Not sure if is ok to have "item" form = defaults(CCSurvey), which I have done since I need the attachment control to receive files. What should I have for the item in my edit form where my attachment control resides?


I have also tried the below, which this is not working. I tried the following:

Title: User().FullName,

patch(CCSurvey, lookup(CCSurvey, ID = TempCol.ID), {}, Form.Updates);

However, here TempCol does not contain the ID column identifier. Even though, the ID column is displayed in SharePoint. Its there any limitations on how many columns can PowerApps read?


Any suggestions/solution would be greatly appreciated.


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The Patch method on forms eliminates all of the functionality that a form brings to you - and it's valuable.

Please have a look over this video on how to split your forms across multiple screens while preserving the form functionality.  You will find it much easier to do than what you are trying.


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Thank you! I will do that next time. I end up creating a new SharePoint with fewer columns. Once I made sure it worked, I added the rest. Now it is working. I think the issue was that the ID column was lost due to many columns. 

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