My fire register / In-Out tracker is coming along nicely. The next goal is to be able to track time in and out.
I can patch a time stamp to a record but what I'd like id to is every time the person scans a new timestamp is recorded -not overwriting the existing data.
So, in terms of logic, I want:
If TS1=blank Update TS1, If TS1<>Blank, Update TS2 (unless TS2 is not blank)
(There is a counter field, which tracks the number of scans)
If scancounter=0 then update TS1, if counter=1 update TS2 (etc)
Is this do-able via a patch command?
(I've had some excellent help from this forum so far, when i've finished I'll share the app. A week ago I knew nothing about PowerApps!)
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I would put the scans in a separate entity/list. relate it to the parent record with a lookup field.
So every time someone scans, patch a timestamp record.
This will give you a nice 1:N timestamp history, and you can easily do a count of the timestamp records related to the parent record and can see number of scans in a date range, etc.
This also gives you the option to archive scan records, and see who is doing what scans. A lot more detail than what you can get with just a counter field on the main record.
If I understand correctly, I'd have a second sharepoint list which just recorded Name (thats the scanned data) and the time of the record. So an individual would create multiple entries:
|Fred||12pm||Exit 1 (lunch)|
|Fred||12.30pm||Entry 2 (lunch return)|
I could pull from this a count -which would determine in/out status. And using max/min type calculations determine Time in and out (start/end of day etc)
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