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PATCH a Batch of Records at One Time

Hi PG:


Enter data and Save (Patch or SubmitForm) takes about 10-15 seconds sometimes due to Slow Internet in our region.

Is there any way to:
- Collect data, say for 20 (into Collection)

- Patch or SubmitForm, on one click.

This will improve our slow connection problem.


Please help us in our situation. We are not from USA and other advanced country.



Hi PG,


From your description, my understanding is that you want to create multi records at one time.

You can create multi records at one time using the following:


Collect(Destinations, { {Cities: “Beijing”, States: “China”}, { Cities: “NY”, States: “America”}....)


Or you can:

Insert two input text control, and rename them as  'City' or 'State', 

Insert two input text control, and rename them as  'City1' or 'State1', 


Insert a Button. Set its OnSelect property to the following function:

Collect(Destinations, {Cities:City!Text, States:States!Text}, {Cities:City1!Text, States:States1!Text} ...)




Best Regards,

Lisa Chen

Hi Lisa:


Well, Brian has shared before and we are discussing over PATCH.

Collection is not an issues (anyway thanks). Collection is alwasy temporary into temp file at no delay.

We can even SaveData and Export as XML and Import Again (this is useful for Backup) which used during Siena era.


The main issues are: Patch for each record takes long time (> 5 seconds or more for slow connecting speed country, like mine). So, Brian has 2-records patching examples.

My case, is it is the USER decides when to Patch a batch of record to expedite the whole saving proces to cloud.


I wish PowerApps Staff has some more idea or it is impossible?\


TQ Lisa

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Thank you for the example on how to collect multiple rows--I learned something new!


Maybe the same pattern can be applied to Patch for multiple rows. Or is it already implemented--I'll try now.

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I tried:

Patch(source,Defaults(source),{column: data1},{column: data2})

Collect(source,{column: data1},{column: data2})


Collect will save both of those rows. Patch will overwrite data1 with data2 because they're both tied to the new row "Defaults(source)".


If Patch could somehow make a relationship between an existing collection and a datasource, I think it would work more effiiciently than specifying the column again and again as in the Collect example above.

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Hi Mr dang

I have a similar issue when 2 or more users want upload their data at the same time to cloud, second user always overwrite first users data.
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