cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Anonymous
Not applicable

One display form for multiple galleries

I was just wondering i have one page with a display form that populates with selected records from galleryA, but i have multiple galleries connected to the same datasource, is there a way to populate this display form from each of these galleries?! Because each gallery is connected to the same datasource, but the display form only lets me populate selected items from one gallery.

 


Thanks

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Anonymous
Not applicable

Yes, there are actually a few ways to do this, but I would suggest using "context" within the Navigate( ) command.

 

For example, you can have each gallery navigate to the Display Form Page like so:
Navigate( 'DisplayFormPage', None, {View: ThisItem})

Then have the Items in your Display Form = View.

 

Note: View is just a variable name. You can change to to whatever you wish, so long as you keep it consistent among all your pages

 

 

 

To help you understand what is happening a bit more, in your Display Form, the Items are probably set to "GalleryA.Selected". So, when you select a Record from GalleryA, your DisplayForm updates itself with the selected Record. This is why you if you navigate to the Display Form from GalleryB, you will see the same selection from GalleryA (or nothing at all if you haven't chosen anything from GalleryA yet).

If you send in a context via a variable name from all of your galleries and then have your Display Form update itself based on the variable name, then you can successfully navigate to your Display Form Page from any Gallery with the necessary information passed in. For example, if GalleryA, GalleryB, and GalleryC each have a navigate command that states Navigate('DisplayFormPage, None, {View: ThisItem}), when you set DisplayForm Items = View, the Display Form will update itself based on the View it receives from any page. 

 

I hope this explanation helps. Hopefully I answered your question. If you need anything else in regards to this, feel free to ask. 

View solution in original post

15 REPLIES 15
Anonymous
Not applicable

Yes, there are actually a few ways to do this, but I would suggest using "context" within the Navigate( ) command.

 

For example, you can have each gallery navigate to the Display Form Page like so:
Navigate( 'DisplayFormPage', None, {View: ThisItem})

Then have the Items in your Display Form = View.

 

Note: View is just a variable name. You can change to to whatever you wish, so long as you keep it consistent among all your pages

 

 

 

To help you understand what is happening a bit more, in your Display Form, the Items are probably set to "GalleryA.Selected". So, when you select a Record from GalleryA, your DisplayForm updates itself with the selected Record. This is why you if you navigate to the Display Form from GalleryB, you will see the same selection from GalleryA (or nothing at all if you haven't chosen anything from GalleryA yet).

If you send in a context via a variable name from all of your galleries and then have your Display Form update itself based on the variable name, then you can successfully navigate to your Display Form Page from any Gallery with the necessary information passed in. For example, if GalleryA, GalleryB, and GalleryC each have a navigate command that states Navigate('DisplayFormPage, None, {View: ThisItem}), when you set DisplayForm Items = View, the Display Form will update itself based on the View it receives from any page. 

 

I hope this explanation helps. Hopefully I answered your question. If you need anything else in regards to this, feel free to ask. 

This (One display form for multiple galleries) was very helpful thank you.

However, I have struck a problem when attemtping to Edit anything from one of multiple Galleries.

 

So the by creating a variable "View" I have successfully pass a form from 1 of many galleries in the BrowseScreen.

 

Now when I try to edit any selected form, it pulls it from one specific gallery ... which I later learned that it was because the EditForm1 Item reads BrowseGalleryMM12.Selected which is one of the galleries.

 

I have tried appliying a similar principle by attempting ot create another variable Edit but I am clearly in over my head.

 

Any advice to pull a form from one of many galleries and then pass it thru to Edit would be greatly appreciate.

 

Many thanks

Anonymous
Not applicable

@davidjsfrazer,

 

I believe that there are two ways you can do this.

 

The first option is having the navigate command say something along the lines of Navigate('Edit Page', None, {Edit: View}). Then have the selected item of the Edit_Form on that page be Edit.

 

Or, you can use the Patch( ) function to edit each field for the variable Edit.

 

Let me know if you need any more explanation on either of those two - I can help walk you through it some more.

Holy Cow!!!!

Thank you so much for the rapid response and SOLUTION.

Your first point worked perfectly! I'm not sure I'd successfully be able to execute your second point (the Patch() function) as my knowledge and experience is VERY limited.


Thanks again TonyHart... works a TREAT!


So to summarise, I've added a diagram that will hopefully help others ... assuming there are other numpties like me out there 🙂

Otherwise, I've done it for myself.

Multiple Galleries View & Edit.jpeg

Hi,

My form is based upon a sharepoint list which uses many dropdowns (Choice fields). Unfortunatley, when I created my custom cards and imported these fields, whilst they look correct and lookup the values, when I choose a value then save the form, it clears the field box before it saves. Furthermore, if I attempt to edit an existing form (becuase I can open it in edit mode now thanks to the help in this thread) the drop down opens with the correct choice values but when I select and save it reverts back to previous value and then closes.

 

It appears that all of my Custom Cards are behaving the same way ... input or dropdown??

 

Any clues as to where I might be going wrong please? I have provided a couple of screen shots (settings followed by the behaviour):

Many thanks

settings.jpegchoice.jpeg

 

Anonymous
Not applicable

Hi @davidjsfrazer,

 

I'm not certain right off of the top of my head what is causing your fields to not function properly. I would have to look into it a bit more, but unfortunately I don't think I would have the time to. I would searching through the forums for someone who might've run into a similar problem, or post a new issue. 

 

If you don't have time to do that though, I would suggest looking into the Patch( ) function. I've worked around my edit forms not working multiple times by using that. Here Microsoft's page for more info on it: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/tutorials/function-patch/

 

Best of luck!

Thanks for all of your help on this thread TonyHart.

I've no clue how to apply the Patch() function but I did notice that each field did not have a parent element in the Custom Card. I think that is where I went wrong.

As a result, I have removed all of my custom cards and simply imported the Sharepoint Cards and edited them directly ... not quite how I wanted to go about it but achieved the right result nonetheless.

Thanks again

Anonymous
Not applicable

@davidjsfrazer,

 

Glad you got the results you wanted! Congrats on figuring it out!

@Anonymous I am having issues with the info you gave David.

 

I too have two browse screens (one all items and one a filtered list).  Everything goes to the detail screen correctly from both browsers and I set my "edit icon" on the details page how you suggested.  No problems there.

 

However when I go to the EditForm1 and change the Item to Edit it gives me an error saying "Invalid Formula. Expected a vlue compatible with 'DataSource'"

 

Any thoughts what I am missing?  Thanks

Helpful resources

Announcements

Check Out the February 2024 Dynamics 365 Newsletter

Some of our most active Power Platform Community members are also active in our D365 Community. This month, we are excited to share the latest news from the D365 Community with you.   Our Dynamics365 Community has updated yet again! Since launching in June of 2023, the new Community has seen consistent updates and exciting new ways to feature and celebrate its members. In the latest edition of the Dynamics365 Community newsletter, you can see the new Leaderboard feature! This feature showcases which Community members have earned the most points over the previous month, enabling them to see how they are doing with their engagement--and their progress toward Super User status. Visit the leaderboard for yourself: https://aka.ms/d365clb     Read the whole newsletter featuring the new leaderboard as well as the D365 Monthly Community Member spotlight, FastTrack Tech Talks, upcoming events, and more. February 2024 Dynamics 365 Community Newsletter

Celebrating a New Season of Super Users with Charles Lamanna, CVP Microsoft Business Applications

February 8 was the kickoff to the 2024 Season One Super User program for Power Platform Communities, and we are thrilled to welcome back so many returning Super Users--as well as so many brand new Super Users who started their journey last fall. Our Community Super Users are the true heroes, answering questions, providing solutions, filtering spam, and so much more. The impact they make on the Communities each day is significant, and we wanted to do something special to welcome them at our first kickoff meeting of the year.   Charles Lamanna, Microsoft CVP of Business Applications, has stressed frequently how valuable our Community is to the growth and potential of Power Platform, and we are honored to share this message from him to our 2024 Season One Super Users--as well as anyone who might be interested in joining this elite group of Community members.     If you want to know more about Super Users, check out these posts for more information today:    Power Apps: What is A Super User? - Power Platform CommunityPower Automate: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community Copilot Studio: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community Power Pages: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community

February 2024 User Group Update: Welcoming New Groups and Highlighting Upcoming Events

It's a new month and a brand-new year, which means another opportunity to celebrate our amazing User Groups!Each month, we highlight the new User Groups that have joined the community. It's been a busy season for new groups, because we are thrilled to welcome 15 New User Groups! Take a look at the list below, shared by the different community categories. If your group is listed here, give this post a kudo so we can celebrate with you!   We love our User Groups and the difference they make in the lives of our Community! Thank you to all the new User Groups, new User Group leaders--we look forward to hearing about your successes and the impact you will leave!   In addition to our monthly New User Group spotlight, it's a great time to share some of the latest events happening in our User Group community! Take a look at the list below to find one that fits your schedule and need! There's a great combination of in-person and virtual events to choose from. It's a great time of year to connect and engage with User Groups both locally and online. Please Welcome Our NEW User Groups   Power Platform: Heathcare Power Platform User Group Power Platform Connect Hub Power Platform Usergroup Denmark Mexico Norte- Power Platform User Group Pune Power User Group Sudbury Power Platform User GroupMicrosoft User Group GhanaMPPBLR - Microsoft Power Platform Bengaluru User Group Power Apps:   Myrtle Beach Power Platform User GroupAnanseTechWB PowerApps Copilot Studio: Pathfinders Power Platform Community Dynamics365: Cairo, Egypt MSD 365 Business Central/NAV/F&O User GruopMS Dynamics 365 Business Central LatamCincinnati OH D365 F&O User Group February User Group Events February 2024 Cleveland Power Platform User GroupPortallunsj - Februar 2024Indiana D365/AX February User Group MeetingQ1 2024 KC Power Platform and Dynamics 365 CRM Users Group 

Super Users 2024 Season One is Here!

   We are excited to announce the first season of our 2024 Super Users is here! Our kickoff to the new year welcomes many returning Super Users and several new faces, and it's always exciting to see the impact these incredible individuals will have on the Community in 2024! We are so grateful for the daily difference they make in the Community already and know they will keep staying engaged and excited for all that will happen this year.   How to Spot a Super User in the Community:Have you ever written a post or asked for help in the Community and had it answered by a user with the Super User icon next to their name? It means you have found the actual, real-life superheroes of the Power Platform Community! Super Users are our heroes because of the way they consistently make a difference in the Community. Our amazing Super Users help keep the Community a safe place by flagging spam and letting the Community Managers know about issues. They also make the Community a great place to find answers, because they are often the first to offer solutions and get clarity on questions. Finally, Super Users share valuable insights on ways to keep the Community growing, engaging, and looking ahead!We are honored to reveal the new badges for this season of Super Users! Congratulations to all the new and returning Super Users!     To better answer the question "What is a Super User?" please check out this article: Power Apps: What is A Super User? - Power Platform CommunityPower Automate: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community Copilot Studio: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community Power Pages: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community

January 2024 Community Newsletter

Welcome to our January Newsletter, where we highlight the latest news, product releases, upcoming events, and the amazing work of our outstanding Community members. If you're new to the Community, please make sure to follow the latest News & Announcements in each Community and check out the Community on LinkedIn as well! It's the best way to stay up-to-date in 2024 with all the news from across Microsoft Power Platform and beyond.      COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS Check out the most active community members of the last month! These hardworking members are posting regularly, answering questions, giving (and receiving!) kudos, and consistently providing top solutions in their communities. We are so thankful for each of you--keep up the great work! If you hope to see your name here next month, make it your New Year's Resolution to be more active in the community in 2024.   Power AppsPower AutomateCopilot StudioPower PagesWarrenBelzWarrenBelzPstork1saudali_25LaurensMPstork1stephenrobertLucas001AARON_ClbendincpaytonSurendran_RANBNived_NambiarMariamPaulachanNikhil2JmanriqueriosANBJupyter123rodger-stmmbr1606Agniusstevesmith27mandelaPhineastrice602AnnaMoyalanOOlashynBCLS776grantjenkinsExpiscornovusJcookSpongYeAARON_CManishSolankiapangelesPstork1ManishSolankiSanju1Fubar   LATEST NEWS Power Platform 2024 Release Wave Highlights This month saw the 2024 Release Wave 1 plans for Microsoft Power Platform and Microsoft Dynamics 365- a compilation of new capabilities planned for release between April and September 2024. Click here to read Corporate Vice President Maureen (Mo) Osborne's detailed breakdown of the upcoming capabilities, and click the image below to check out some of the Power Platform 2024 Release Wave 1 highlights.     "What's New" Power Platform Shorts Series This month we also launched our brand-new 'Power Shorts' series on YouTube - a selection of super sweet snapshots to keep you in the loop with all the latest trends from across the Power Platform and beyond. Click the image below to check out the entire playlist so far, and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest updates.   Super User In Training (S.U.I.T) It was great to see the Power Platform Community officially kick off Season One of their Super User in Training (SUIT) program this month! Their first meeting saw an amazing turnout of over 300 enthusiastic participants who started their dynamic journey toward becoming Super Users. Huge thanks to Manas Maheshwari, Eric Archer, Heather Hernandez, and Duane Montague for a fantastic kick-off. The first meeting also saw seasoned Super User, Drew Poggemann, share invaluable insights on navigating the #MicrosoftCommunity with finesse. Many thanks to Drew for setting the stage and emphasizing the importance of active engagement and the art of providing thoughtful community solutions. If you want to learn more about the features and benefits of gaining Super User status, click the image below to find out more, and watch this space for more info about Season Two and how you can SUIT UP in the community!     UPCOMING EVENTS Microsoft 365 Community Day - Miami - February 1-2, 2024 It's not long now until the Microsoft 365 Community Day Miami, which will be taking place at the Wolfson Campus at Miami Dade College on 1-2 Feb. 2024. This free event is all about unlocking the full potential of Power Platform, Microsoft 365, and AI, so whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a business owner, or just curious about the latest Microsoft advancements, #M365Miami is for you.   The event is completely free and there will sessions in both English and Spanish to celebrate the vibrant and diverse make-up of our amazing community. Click the image below to join this amazing Community Day in Miami and become a part of our incredible network of learners and innovators!     Microsoft Fabric - Las Vegas - March 26-28, 2024 Exciting times ahead for the inaugural #MicrosoftFabric Community Conference on March 26-28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. And if you book now, you can save $100 off registration! The Microsoft Fabric Conference will cover all the latest in analytics, AI, databases, and governance across 150+ sessions.   There will be a special Community Lounge onsite, interactive learning labs, plus you'll be able to 'Ask the Experts' all your questions to get help from data, analytics, and AI specialists, including community members and the Fabric Customer Advisory Team. Just add the code MSCUST when registering for a $100 discount today. Click the image below to find out more about the ultimate learning event for Microsoft Fabric!     Microsoft 365 Conference - Orlando - April 30 - May 2, 2024 Have you added The Microsoft 365 Conference to your community calendar yet? It happens this April 30th - May 2nd in Orlando, Florida. The 2024 Microsoft 365 Conference is one of the world’s largest gatherings of Microsoft engineers and community, with a strong focus on Power Platform, SharePoint, Azure, and the transition to an AI-powered modern workplace.   Click the image link below to find out more and be prepared to be enlightened, educated, and inspired at #M365Conf24!   LATEST COMMUNITY BLOG ARTICLES Power Apps Community Blog Power Automate Community Blog Copilot Studio Community Blog Power Pages Community Blog Check out 'Using the Community' for more helpful tips and information: Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, Power Pages  

Did You Attend the Microsoft Power Platform Conference in 2022 or 2023? Claim Your Badge Today!

If you were one of the thousands of people who joined us at the first #MPPC Microsoft Power Platform Conference in 2022 in Orlando--or attended the second-annual conference in Las Vegas in 2023--we are excited to honor you with a special community badge! Show your support for #MPPC Microsoft Power Platform Conference this year by claiming your badge!         Just follow this link to claim your badge for attending #MPPC in 2022 and/or 2023: MPPCBadgeRequest    Want to earn your badge for 2024? Just keep watching our News & Announcements for the latest updates on #MPPC24.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (4,771)