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Anonymous
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Let datacard span multiple rows on a form

Hi ,

I have a list with a text field and a bunch of datetime and  lookkup column. I wantr to arrange the form so that the text field appears on the left side of the form and the other fields appear on the right:

 

 

 

but the first column in the right side gets set to be the same heigt as the nootes column, 

 

Is there any way to dod this? I want to have the notes column span multiple rows.

 

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @Anonymous,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to arrange the Notes column in the left side of the Edit form and the other fields appear on the right?

If you want to arrange the Notes column in the left side of the Edit form and the other fields appear on the right, I afraid that there is no direct way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

As an alternative solution, I think "Add a custom card option" could achieve your needs. I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround (I assume that I want to arrange Title column in the left side of my Edit form):Test1.gif

On your side, if you want to display N columns (e.g. 6 columns) in the right side of your Edit form, you need to add N-1 custom Data Cards (e.g. 5 custom cards) within your Edit form. Then arrange each custom Data card appeared between columns displayed in the right side of your Edit form.

Note: Arrange the Notes column in the first position within the Fields part of right Pop-Up panel.

 

Best regards,

Kris

 

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @Anonymous,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to arrange the Notes column in the left side of the Edit form and the other fields appear on the right?

If you want to arrange the Notes column in the left side of the Edit form and the other fields appear on the right, I afraid that there is no direct way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently.

As an alternative solution, I think "Add a custom card option" could achieve your needs. I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround (I assume that I want to arrange Title column in the left side of my Edit form):Test1.gif

On your side, if you want to display N columns (e.g. 6 columns) in the right side of your Edit form, you need to add N-1 custom Data Cards (e.g. 5 custom cards) within your Edit form. Then arrange each custom Data card appeared between columns displayed in the right side of your Edit form.

Note: Arrange the Notes column in the first position within the Fields part of right Pop-Up panel.

 

Best regards,

Kris

 

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Anonymous
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Hi, thanks for the reply. I tried with custom data cards but it doesn't work. As your video above shows, there will always be a one datacard displayed on the right for each card on the left.

 

Hi @Anonymous 

Do you need something like this:

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I have written up this blog to show how it can be done.

Callistus
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Was this ever resolved?

@Callistus Nope, best approach I can see is still what I have in my blog.

 

I actually did it like this before reaching here, which I'm proud of.

 

With that said, I have a small issue and why I was looking for a different way. One of the fields on either right or left, is a multiline text and I want to expand it as needed, I found a neat formula to do this, however since the controls are now all in a single card, they start overlapping when the height increases in size.

 

I have a couple of options right now:

1. Figure out a formula that will dynamically shift the controls based when one of the other fields is resized - this sounds like a big pain to do when you have more than a couple controls.

2. Be able to add 1 Card to the right, and 2 to the left (As an example).

 

I'm really rooting for option 2, do you have any new update?

 

Thank you!

using multiple controls in one card is a hack with all its drawbacks. One of them being that it doesn't integrate nicely and you'll have to give it a lot more work to do things that are done "automatically" with regular cards. But it should be totally possible to calculate the X positions of controls depending on other controls. You could even leave a gap "row". If you have control1, control2, and control3, you set Control1.X static, control2.X = Control1.X + control1.Height. Control3.X = Control2.X + Control2.Height. And so on. If you have discovered the variable height trick for a text box, use that Height property in the formula.

 

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