cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply

Issue with disabling a button connected to two forms.

Hey,

 

I am running into an issue where I have two forms on a powerapps screen and one button to submit the form. I have the button set up to be disabled if two boxes in each form are empty or blank, but once I test the app and fill out the first form it allows me to submit the form without the second form being filled in. it is not until after I have filled in the second form and cleared one of the required fields that the button works as intended and doesn't let me click it. Any help with this issue is appreciated. Here's the code for disabling the button:

 

If(And(Not(IsBlank(DataCardValue36.Text)), (Not(IsBlank(DataCardValue2.Text))), Not(IsEmpty(DataCardValue67.SelectedItems)), Not(IsEmpty(DataCardValue68.SelectedItems))), DisplayMode.Edit, DisplayMode.Disabled)

 

It's not the cleanest code but it should have worked. also here's the code for the OnSelect of the button if it helps:

 

Patch('Test list',Defaults('Test list'),Form1.Updates,Form2.Updates);Navigate('Submittal Screen',Fade)

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions

@CorruptZeus 

First, your splitting of a form and using the Patch function negates the purpose and features of your forms.

I would suggest splitting the forms properly so that you don't break the form features.  You can view this video for details on doing so.

 

Primary reason for the above is...you have a Navigate immediately after your Patch...how do you know that it performed the data operation successfully?  When you use your form properly, you would put your navigate function in your OnSuccess action of your form.

 

Next, change your Disabled formula to the following:

If(
    !IsBlank(DataCardValue36.Text) &&
    !IsBlank(DataCardValue2.Text) &&
    !IsBlank(DataCardValue67.Selected.<Value|columnName>) &&
    !IsBlank(DataCardValue68.Selected.<Value|columnName>), 
    DisplayMode.Edit, 
DisplayMode.Disabled)

 

IsEmpty is not going to return what you think on your SelectedItems property checking.  Simply check the Selected property to be blank or not of the control.  Just replace the <Value|columnName> with the valid column name of your Selected record schema.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

_____________________________________________________________________________________
Digging it? - Click on the Thumbs Up below. Solved your problem? - Click on Accept as Solution below. Others seeking the same answers will be happy you did.
NOTE: My normal response times will be Mon to Fri from 1 PM to 10 PM UTC (and lots of other times too!)
Check out my PowerApps Videos too! And, follow me on Twitter @RandyHayes

Really want to show your appreciation? Buy Me A Cup Of Coffee!

View solution in original post

6 REPLIES 6

@CorruptZeus 

First, your splitting of a form and using the Patch function negates the purpose and features of your forms.

I would suggest splitting the forms properly so that you don't break the form features.  You can view this video for details on doing so.

 

Primary reason for the above is...you have a Navigate immediately after your Patch...how do you know that it performed the data operation successfully?  When you use your form properly, you would put your navigate function in your OnSuccess action of your form.

 

Next, change your Disabled formula to the following:

If(
    !IsBlank(DataCardValue36.Text) &&
    !IsBlank(DataCardValue2.Text) &&
    !IsBlank(DataCardValue67.Selected.<Value|columnName>) &&
    !IsBlank(DataCardValue68.Selected.<Value|columnName>), 
    DisplayMode.Edit, 
DisplayMode.Disabled)

 

IsEmpty is not going to return what you think on your SelectedItems property checking.  Simply check the Selected property to be blank or not of the control.  Just replace the <Value|columnName> with the valid column name of your Selected record schema.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

_____________________________________________________________________________________
Digging it? - Click on the Thumbs Up below. Solved your problem? - Click on Accept as Solution below. Others seeking the same answers will be happy you did.
NOTE: My normal response times will be Mon to Fri from 1 PM to 10 PM UTC (and lots of other times too!)
Check out my PowerApps Videos too! And, follow me on Twitter @RandyHayes

Really want to show your appreciation? Buy Me A Cup Of Coffee!

Hey,

 

Thanks for the help your formula worked. I'm confused towards the first part though. I only split the form because the text boxes and drop downs didn't line up as neatly as I would have liked, and I couldn't adjust the heights of some without adjusting the heights of others so I split it so I could align the text boxes and drop downs better. What features and purposes am I breaking by splitting the form this way? I skimmed through the video you linked and that process of splitting the form seems more complicated than what I need for this forms purpose.

@CorruptZeus 

You are losing all of the features of the form with the patch!  The ONLY value that the form is providing if you use the patch on it is as a way to display controls on a screen. 

You will not be able to utilize:

- the OnSuccess action

- the OnFailure action

- the Unsaved property

- the Valid property

- the Error property

- the LastSubmit property

These are all the highly important features that a form brings to your app and saves you tremendous amounts of time in building your app.

 

So...Forms!! Yes!! Use them as they are the most powerful part of PowerApps.

 

Once you get a little more familiar with PowerApps, splitting the form properly like in the video is not complex but relatively simple.

 

Also keep in mind (since your struggle was with formatting) that you can use a form for all of its features (because they are so helpful and powerful) and not use the form interface (which is ugly and a pain to make "pretty")

You kind of are going the opposite way - you're throwing out the form features for the purpose of making the form look better.

 

If you want to dig deeper into the concepts of forms and how to use them more effectively, then take a look over this video on Forms Plus - PowerApps EditForms - pretty much everything you wanted to know and a whole lot more you never knew ....

Don't be afraid of the duration of that video!  It is essentially free training on forms.  It is not a "blow-by" type of video that just shows one thing and done.  It is comprehensive.  There is a table of contents on the video (in the description) so you can skip around and also refer back as needed.  Look at it like a video reference book to keep on your shelf for forms.

Of interest for forms will also be the part 3 of the video where the form is used for its features but not for its interface.

 

Anyway, I hope it is helpful for you.

_____________________________________________________________________________________
Digging it? - Click on the Thumbs Up below. Solved your problem? - Click on Accept as Solution below. Others seeking the same answers will be happy you did.
NOTE: My normal response times will be Mon to Fri from 1 PM to 10 PM UTC (and lots of other times too!)
Check out my PowerApps Videos too! And, follow me on Twitter @RandyHayes

Really want to show your appreciation? Buy Me A Cup Of Coffee!

Yea, I'm very new to PowerApps and PowerAutomate and all of this Microsoft stuff. I ended up just following along with the video and creating a new screen with the unsplit form. The nice thing is I can keep the combined form on a screen that won't be accessible to the users so I can keep the design I have, as well as keeping the same submit button with the same formula and it will just submit the combined form now instead of patching. I have one question though. is it possible to just use a button instead of a gallery or something similar to set up the form? I have a home screen that will allow you to select between a few forms, and I would like the button that brings you to this split form that created this whole mess, and I was wondering if I can just use this button to set up the glbcurrentrecord and editform. I am not running into any issues so far, but I'm not sure if this would cause any issues down the road. 

@CorruptZeus 

Yes, you can certainly have your form show any record you want.  A gallery is just sort of the "standard" way people want to select a record and then edit it, but you can force the Item record of the form to be whatever record you want.  You can do that with buttons or other controls or just by default.

_____________________________________________________________________________________
Digging it? - Click on the Thumbs Up below. Solved your problem? - Click on Accept as Solution below. Others seeking the same answers will be happy you did.
NOTE: My normal response times will be Mon to Fri from 1 PM to 10 PM UTC (and lots of other times too!)
Check out my PowerApps Videos too! And, follow me on Twitter @RandyHayes

Really want to show your appreciation? Buy Me A Cup Of Coffee!

Sweet, Thank you for all the help!

Helpful resources

Announcements

Community will be READ ONLY July 16th, 5p PDT -July 22nd

Dear Community Members,   We'd like to let you know of an upcoming change to the community platform: starting July 16th, the platform will transition to a READ ONLY mode until July 22nd.   During this period, members will not be able to Kudo, Comment, or Reply to any posts.   On July 22nd, please be on the lookout for a message sent to the email address registered on your community profile. This email is crucial as it will contain your unique code and link to register for the new platform encompassing all of the communities.   What to Expect in the New Community: A more unified experience where all products, including Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages, will be accessible from one community.Community Blogs that you can syndicate and link to for automatic updates. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this transition. Stay tuned for the exciting new features and a seamless community experience ahead!

Summer of Solutions | Week 4 Results | Winners will be posted on July 24th

We are excited to announce the Summer of Solutions Challenge!   This challenge is kicking off on Monday, June 17th and will run for (4) weeks.  The challenge is open to all Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio & Power Pages) community members. We invite you to participate in a quest to provide solutions in the Forums to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities.    Entry Period: This Challenge will consist of four weekly Entry Periods as follows (each an “Entry Period”)   - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 17, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 23, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 24, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 1, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 7, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 8, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 14, 2024   Entries will be eligible for the Entry Period in which they are received and will not carryover to subsequent weekly entry periods.  You must enter into each weekly Entry Period separately.   How to Enter: We invite you to participate in a quest to provide "Accepted Solutions" to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities. Users must provide a solution which can be an “Accepted Solution” in the Forums in all of the communities and there are no limits to the number of “Accepted Solutions” that a member can provide for entries in this challenge, but each entry must be substantially unique and different.    Winner Selection and Prizes: At the end of each week, we will list the top ten (10) Community users which will consist of: 5 Community Members & 5 Super Users and they will advance to the final drawing. We will post each week in the News & Announcements the top 10 Solution providers.  At the end of the challenge, we will add all of the top 10 weekly names and enter them into a random drawing.  Then we will randomly select ten (10) winners (5 Community Members & 5 Super Users) from among all eligible entrants received across all weekly Entry Periods to receive the prize listed below. If a winner declines, we will draw again at random for the next winner.  A user will only be able to win once overall. If they are drawn multiple times, another user will be drawn at random.  Individuals will be contacted before the announcement with the opportunity to claim or deny the prize.  Once all of the winners have been notified, we will post in the News & Announcements of each community with the list of winners.   Each winner will receive one (1) Pass to the Power Platform Conference in Las Vegas, Sep. 18-20, 2024 ($1800 value). NOTE: Prize is for conference attendance only and any other costs such as airfare, lodging, transportation, and food are the sole responsibility of the winner. Tickets are not transferable to any other party or to next year’s event.   ** PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED RULES for this CHALLENGE**   Week 1 Results: Congratulations to the Week 1 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Community MembersNumber of SolutionsSuper UsersNumber of Solutions @anandm08  23 @WarrenBelz  31 @DBO_DV  10 @Amik  19 AmínAA 6 @mmbr1606  12 @rzuber  4 @happyume  7 @Giraldoj  3@ANB 6 (tie)   @SpongYe  6 (tie)     Week 2 Results: Congratulations to the Week 2 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutions @anandm08  10@WarrenBelz 25 @DBO_DV  6@mmbr1606 14 @AmínAA 4 @Amik  12 @royg  3 @ANB  10 @AllanDeCastro  2 @SunilPashikanti  5 @Michaelfp  2 @FLMike  5 @eduardo_izzo  2   Meekou 2   @rzuber  2   @Velegandla  2     @PowerPlatform-P  2   @Micaiah  2     Week 3 Results: Congratulations to the Week 3 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge.   Week 3:Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Apps anandm0861WarrenBelz86DBO_DV25Amik66Michaelfp13mmbr160647Giraldoj13FLMike31AmínAA13SpongYe27     Week 4 Results: Congratulations to the Week 4 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge.   Week 4:Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Apps DBO-DV21WarranBelz26Giraldoj7mmbr160618Muzammmil_0695067Amik14samfawzi_acml6FLMike12tzuber6ANB8   SunilPashikanti8

Check Out | 2024 Release Wave 2 Plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform

On July 16, 2024, we published the 2024 release wave 2 plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. These plans are a compilation of the new capabilities planned to be released between October 2024 to March 2025. This release introduces a wealth of new features designed to enhance customer understanding and improve overall user experience, showcasing our dedication to driving digital transformation for our customers and partners.    The upcoming wave is centered around utilizing advanced AI and Microsoft Copilot technologies to enhance user productivity and streamline operations across diverse business applications. These enhancements include intelligent automation, AI-powered insights, and immersive user experiences that are designed to break down barriers between data, insights, and individuals. Watch a summary of the release highlights.    Discover the latest features that empower organizations to operate more efficiently and adaptively. From AI-driven sales insights and customer service enhancements to predictive analytics in supply chain management and autonomous financial processes, the new capabilities enable businesses to proactively address challenges and capitalize on opportunities.    

Updates to Transitions in the Power Platform Communities

We're embarking on a journey to enhance your experience by transitioning to a new community platform. Our team has been diligently working to create a fresh community site, leveraging the very Dynamics 365 and Power Platform tools our community advocates for.  We started this journey with transitioning Copilot Studio forums and blogs in June. The move marks the beginning of a new chapter, and we're eager for you to be a part of it. The rest of the Power Platform product sites will be moving over this summer.   Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the launch. We can't wait to welcome you to our new community space, designed with you in mind. Let's connect, learn, and grow together.   Here's to new beginnings and endless possibilities!   If you have any questions, observations or concerns throughout this process please go to https://aka.ms/PPCommSupport.   To stay up to date on the latest details of this migration and other important Community updates subscribe to our News and Announcements forums: Copilot Studio, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Pages

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (2,400)