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CindyZ
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I have a PowerApps form.  It appears that I cannot add any more than 6 attachments to a record.  That limitation is too small for our needs. 

 

So, I created an "Add documents" button that opens a document library where they can upload their documents == which is better since they can drag and drop a large group of documents if need be instead of one at a time.  

 

However, right now, people need to remember to copy the order number so they can add it to an order number metadata column to show the association.  So, that is a 5 step manual task.  

  1. Remember to copy the order number
  2. Select Quick Edit 
  3. Paste the order number 
  4. Drag the order number 
  5. Close quick edit.  

Can anyone think of a way that I can capture the order number when I click the "add documents" button and then have it automagically assign that to each item in that specific group of documents being uploaded To eliminate that 5-step manual task?  

 

Thanks so much! 

 

 

 

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@CindyZ wrote:

I have a PowerApps form.  It appears that I cannot add any more than 6 attachments to a record.  That limitation is too small for our needs. 

 


The limit should actually be able to be raised higher than 6 with a simple change to the control.

Regarding Attachments limit try this similar discussion Attachment file count limit? 

 

  1. "MaxAttachments – The maximum number of files the control will accept."... "The default value of the MaxAttachments is set to 6 from my testing." ... "If you would like to add more than 6 attachments, then take a try with a larger value of this property." (paraphrased based on response from-  )

  2. The simple change described above by itself,  may enable you to put more than 6 attachments.

  3. Also try this as well:

    If you run into Data Source hard limit during development of Canvas App at some point, consider to re-model the data in Common Data Service instead of SharePoint List by using the File field of Common Data Service Entity to see if it fits your needs better. This is a newer feature and the File fields from Common Data Service Entity should be usable from PowerApps Canvas apps at this time. 

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poweractivate
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@CindyZ 

 


@CindyZ wrote:

I have a PowerApps form.  It appears that I cannot add any more than 6 attachments to a record.  That limitation is too small for our needs. 

 


The limit should actually be able to be raised higher than 6 with a simple change to the control.

Regarding Attachments limit try this similar discussion Attachment file count limit? 

 

  1. "MaxAttachments – The maximum number of files the control will accept."... "The default value of the MaxAttachments is set to 6 from my testing." ... "If you would like to add more than 6 attachments, then take a try with a larger value of this property." (paraphrased based on response from-  )

  2. The simple change described above by itself,  may enable you to put more than 6 attachments.

  3. Also try this as well:

    If you run into Data Source hard limit during development of Canvas App at some point, consider to re-model the data in Common Data Service instead of SharePoint List by using the File field of Common Data Service Entity to see if it fits your needs better. This is a newer feature and the File fields from Common Data Service Entity should be usable from PowerApps Canvas apps at this time. 

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Oh my gosh!   Thanks so much for your quick answer!  Can't believe I missed that!  

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