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Jae234
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Multiple functions on one button

Hello All, 

 

I'm very new to Power Apps, and I would like to know if I create a submit button can I navigate to multiple screens or just one. This is my logic I'm using on select :  

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Is this the correct format? 

This is my thought process when they click on the submit button, then they navigate to success screen, and then it would also display the item they enter. 

 

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RandyHayes
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@Jae234 

You can only navigate to one screen at a time.

 

However, if your button has a SubmitForm in it, then you ONLY want that function to be in the formula.  If you navigate to a success screen...how would you know if it was actually successful??

This is what the OnSuccess action of your form is for.  In that formula, there you would have the Navigate function to navigate only if it was a success.

 

As for navigating to two screens...well, that doesn't really make much sense!  If you navigate to a screen...you are there.  How could you go to two screens?

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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Is OfficeDisplayForm a screen? You can only use Navigate to go to a screen. Generally you'd want your submit button to SubmitForm(EditForm). Then on the Forms OnSuccess property you could include Navigate(SuccessScreen). 

 

You can't navigate to multiple screens. If you have sucessive Navigate functions it would just go to the screen in the last Navigate statement. Is there a reason you want to navigate to one screen then immediately navigate to another screen?

 

Can you describe what you are trying to achieve?

Hello Randy,

 

As I stated in the above in my comments I am new to Power Apps. I can't answer your question. I've only used Power Apps for 2 weeks. Your statement on you can't navigate to multiple screen does help. I will review some guidelines on the on success option. 

RandyHayes
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@Jae234 

Yes, I understood that you were new (and Welcome!).  

The question was facetious! It was to say, once you submit a form, there is no guarantee that it was successful - and so that is why you would not want to navigate immediately after the submit, but to instead use the OnSuccess and OnFailure actions of the form.

 

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Oh okay. lol

 

Thanks for the welcome. I don't understand the OnSuccess, OnFailure, etc... 

I have created an Editform, DisplayForm, and used the SuccessForm (within PowerApps). When someone edit the form they will receive the sucess screen, but I would also like them to receive the DisplayForm to display what they have enter in the EditForm. 

 

RandyHayes
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@Jae234 

So there really are only two types of forms in PowerApps - a Display Form, that has no functionality other than to  View/Display a record (it's pretty worthless, but has its purpose) and an Edit Form, which is used to View/Display, Edit and Create records.

 

When you refer to a SuccessForm, I believe you are referring to a Screen.  As there is no such form in PowerApps.  

 

The purpose of the OnSuccess and OnFailure actions on the Edit form are pretty much what their name states - anything that is in the OnSuccess action will evaluate when the form is submitted successfully.  Anything in the OnFailure action will evaluate when the form is submitted unsuccessfully

 

So, if you want to have a "Success" screen become seen when a form submits properly, then you would Navigate to that screen in your OnSuccess action.

If you, likewise, had a screen to show there was a failure, then you would navigate to that screen in your OnFailure action action.

 

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Anonymous
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So, I've encountered a similar problem which this topic seems relevant to, but if needed, I can create a separate thread in an effort to help future users out with this same request:

In my app there is an Edit Screen with (4) buttons: [Save], [Cancel], & two [Navigate to Email Screen]. I've found the OnSuccess: "() Back" direction which I would like to keep as it works for the first two standard buttons, but for the remaining two notification buttons I need them to divert to a different screen from the prior one that ()Back leads to.

Is it possible to create a separate function for OnSuccess: Navigate(Email Screen) on the same Edit Screen? If not, then I'll likely need to break away from this discussion and create a new thread. I suspect that the proposed answer very well does relate to the above topic name, but perhaps call it Multiple directions for the single OnSuccess function.

Drrickryp
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@Anonymous

How about posting your question as a new thread? No one will ever see it if it is answered here. 

Anonymous
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Indeed, this thread is a tad bit old, but in my hours, a few long ones, this is the closest match to what I am looking for. In an effort to help find some answers to not only my question, but to the original poster as well.

I believe that they were after the same solution from the way I read it, what they did with what they received back is beyond me..!

Anyways, I'll let it run for the day and see what insights are caught and if there is not activity I'll repost it for new sets of eyes.

Thanks for the thought! Have a good day!

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