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n1ckmuk
Helper I
Helper I

Patch a collection to SQL

I have an app that loads data from a SQL table into a collection. 
The app then lets you modify data in the collection as well as add new rows. 

 

I would like to patch the collection back to SQL, overwriting the existing data and adding the new rows where appropriate. 

Is this possible?

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @n1ckmuk ,

Yes - it would be better to separate the new records as different syntax would be require. You could have a simple flag on these.

Happy to help with syntax if you get stuck.

 

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Thanks! 

That makes sense..

So save new records in a completely separate collection? 

 

Then on onselect run two patch commands?

Hi @n1ckmuk ,

Yes, that would work as well - probably better and simpler.

 

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Thanks, I've made quite a bit of progress, but seem to be struggling with patching an existing SQL record. Creating a record works fine with 'Defaults'.
I've made a separate app to test this on its own;
the Collection updates successfully, but the SQL table does not. No errors. 

 

 

I create a copy of my SQL table in a collection 

 

 

ClearCollect(PowerAppsCollection,
            '[Analysis].[PowerAppsInputTest]'
)

 

 

 

Capture.PNG

the datatables at the bottom show the relevant table filtered by the ID text box.

 

 

First(Filter('[Analysis].[PowerAppsInputTest]',PowerAppsInputTestID in TextInput1.Text))
First(Filter(PowerAppsCollection,PowerAppsInputTestID in TextInput1.Text))

 

 


Patch SQL And Patch collection buttons are;

 

 

Patch(
    '[Analysis].[PowerAppsInputTest]',
    First(
        Filter(
            '[Analysis].[PowerAppsInputTest]',
            PowerAppsInputTestID = TextInput1.Text
        )
    ),
    {DemeritScore: Value(TextInput2.Text)
        )}
);
Patch(
    PowerAppsCollection,
    First(
        Filter(
            DataWarehouse,
            PowerAppsInputTestID in TextInput1.Text
        )
    ),
    {DemeritScore: Value(TextInput2.Text)}
)

 

 


Any ideas?

Thanks, I've made quite a bit of progress, but seem to be struggling with patching an existing SQL record. Creating a record works fine with 'Defaults'.
I've made a separate app to test this on its own;
the Collection updates successfully, but the SQL table does not. No errors. 

 

 

I create a copy of my SQL table in a collection 

 

 

 

 

ClearCollect(PowerAppsCollection,
            '[Analysis].[PowerAppsInputTest]'
)

 

 

 

 

 

Capture.PNG

the datatables at the bottom show the relevant table filtered by the ID text box.

 

 

 

 

First(Filter('[Analysis].[PowerAppsInputTest]',PowerAppsInputTestID in TextInput1.Text))
First(Filter(PowerAppsCollection,PowerAppsInputTestID in TextInput1.Text))

 

 

 

 


Patch SQL And Patch collection buttons are;

 

 

 

 

Patch(
    '[Analysis].[PowerAppsInputTest]',
    First(
        Filter(
            '[Analysis].[PowerAppsInputTest]',
            PowerAppsInputTestID = TextInput1.Text
        )
    ),
    {DemeritScore: Value(TextInput2.Text)
        )}
);
Patch(
    PowerAppsCollection,
    First(
        Filter(
            DataWarehouse,
            PowerAppsInputTestID in TextInput1.Text
        )
    ),
    {DemeritScore: Value(TextInput2.Text)}
)

 

 

 

 


Any ideas?

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