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Patch a Collection to SQL

I am trying to patch a collection to a SQL data source. The SQL table contains three columns which correspond to the collection labels. a YearKey (int) column, a HolidayDate (date) column, and a HolidayName (varchar(255)) column.

 The idea is to check if there is data in the SQL table for the current year, and if not, push the collection to the table... Finally, if there is an error, show a popup error message.

 

The code below throws no error, but the data is not written to the SQL table... I can't figure out the issue.. Does anyone see anything wrong with the code?

 

ClearCollect(HolidayNames, LookUp('[dbo].[HolidayNames]',YearKey = Year(Today())));
If(IsEmpty(HolidayNames),
     Collect(HolidayNames,
        { YearKey: Year(Today()),
         HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 1, 1),
         HolidayName : "New Year's Day"},
         { YearKey: Year(Today()),
         HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 7, 4),
         HolidayName : "Independence Day"},
        { YearKey: Year(Today()),
         HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 24),
         HolidayName : "Christmas Eve"},
        { YearKey: Year(Today()),
         HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 25),
         HolidayName : "Christmas Day"},
        { YearKey: Year(Today()),
         HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 31),
         HolidayName : "New Year's Eve"}        
        );
        Patch('[dbo].[HolidayNames]', HolidayNames)
);

  If(!IsEmpty(Errors('[dbo].[HolidayNames]')),
  UpdateContext({ErrorMessage : First(Errors('[dbo].[HolidayNames]')).Message});
  UpdateContext({showErrorPop:true}))

Thanks!

 

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Re: Patch a Collection to SQL

Hi @SteveMC,

 

Could you please share a bit more about the data structure of your SQL table?

 

Please take a try to modify your formula as below:

ClearCollect(HolidayNames, LookUp('[dbo].[HolidayNames]',YearKey = Year(Today())));
If(IsEmpty(HolidayNames),
     Collect(HolidayNames,
         {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 1, 1), HolidayName : "New Year's Day"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 7, 4), HolidayName : "Independence Day"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 24), HolidayName : "Christmas Eve"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 25), HolidayName : "Christmas Day"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 31), HolidayName : "New Year's Eve"
} ); Patch(
'[dbo].[HolidayNames]',
Defaults('[dbo].[HolidayNames]'), /* <-- Modify here */
HolidayNames
) ); If(!IsEmpty(Errors('[dbo].[HolidayNames]')), UpdateContext({ErrorMessage : First(Errors('[dbo].[HolidayNames]')).Message}); UpdateContext({showErrorPop:true})
)

 

In addition, you could also consider take a try to modify your formula as below:

ClearCollect(HolidayNames, LookUp('[dbo].[HolidayNames]',YearKey = Year(Today())));
If(IsEmpty(HolidayNames),
     Collect(HolidayNames,
         {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 1, 1), HolidayName : "New Year's Day"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 7, 4), HolidayName : "Independence Day"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 24), HolidayName : "Christmas Eve"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 25), HolidayName : "Christmas Day"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 31), HolidayName : "New Year's Eve"
} ); ForAll( /* <-- Modify here start */
RenameColumns(
RenameColumns(
RenameColumns(HolidayNames,"YearKey","YearKey1"),
"HolidayDate","HolidayDate1"
),
"HolidayName","HolidayName1"
),
Patch(
'[dbo].[HolidayNames]',
Defaults('[dbo].[HolidayNames]'),
{
YearKey:YearKey1,
HolidayDate:HolidayDate1,
HolidayName:HolidayName1
}
)
) /* <-- Modify here end */ ); If(!IsEmpty(Errors('[dbo].[HolidayNames]')), UpdateContext({ErrorMessage : First(Errors('[dbo].[HolidayNames]')).Message}); UpdateContext({showErrorPop:true})
)

Note: Please make sure that you have defined a primary key within your SQL table.

 

 

More details about the Patch function and ForAll function in PowerApps, please check the following article:

Patch function, ForAll function

 

Best regards,

Kris

 

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Re: Patch a Collection to SQL

Hi @SteveMC,

 

Could you please share a bit more about the data structure of your SQL table?

 

Please take a try to modify your formula as below:

ClearCollect(HolidayNames, LookUp('[dbo].[HolidayNames]',YearKey = Year(Today())));
If(IsEmpty(HolidayNames),
     Collect(HolidayNames,
         {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 1, 1), HolidayName : "New Year's Day"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 7, 4), HolidayName : "Independence Day"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 24), HolidayName : "Christmas Eve"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 25), HolidayName : "Christmas Day"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 31), HolidayName : "New Year's Eve"
} ); Patch(
'[dbo].[HolidayNames]',
Defaults('[dbo].[HolidayNames]'), /* <-- Modify here */
HolidayNames
) ); If(!IsEmpty(Errors('[dbo].[HolidayNames]')), UpdateContext({ErrorMessage : First(Errors('[dbo].[HolidayNames]')).Message}); UpdateContext({showErrorPop:true})
)

 

In addition, you could also consider take a try to modify your formula as below:

ClearCollect(HolidayNames, LookUp('[dbo].[HolidayNames]',YearKey = Year(Today())));
If(IsEmpty(HolidayNames),
     Collect(HolidayNames,
         {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 1, 1), HolidayName : "New Year's Day"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 7, 4), HolidayName : "Independence Day"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 24), HolidayName : "Christmas Eve"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 25), HolidayName : "Christmas Day"
}, {
YearKey: Year(Today()), HolidayDate : Date(Year(Today()), 12, 31), HolidayName : "New Year's Eve"
} ); ForAll( /* <-- Modify here start */
RenameColumns(
RenameColumns(
RenameColumns(HolidayNames,"YearKey","YearKey1"),
"HolidayDate","HolidayDate1"
),
"HolidayName","HolidayName1"
),
Patch(
'[dbo].[HolidayNames]',
Defaults('[dbo].[HolidayNames]'),
{
YearKey:YearKey1,
HolidayDate:HolidayDate1,
HolidayName:HolidayName1
}
)
) /* <-- Modify here end */ ); If(!IsEmpty(Errors('[dbo].[HolidayNames]')), UpdateContext({ErrorMessage : First(Errors('[dbo].[HolidayNames]')).Message}); UpdateContext({showErrorPop:true})
)

Note: Please make sure that you have defined a primary key within your SQL table.

 

 

More details about the Patch function and ForAll function in PowerApps, please check the following article:

Patch function, ForAll function

 

Best regards,

Kris

 

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

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Re: Patch a Collection to SQL

Thank you for your help Kris! The issue was the SQL table did not have a primary key... Your code examples were also very helpful!

 

Thanks again,

Steve

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