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Patch statement with embedded lookup statement not updating SharePoint list column

I am currently working on a form ("Form1") with a combobox.  The combobox items are populated by the title column of a collection ("col_Departments").  What I am trying to do, is after SubmitForm runs, patch the lastsubmitted record by grabbing a column value from the collection and placing in the column of the record ("DeptID") in the SharePoint list ("Requests").  Here's my code:


Patch(Requests,Form1.LastSubmit, {DeptID: (LookUp(col_Departments,combo_DepartmentValue.Selected.Title in Title, ID))})


I must note that I DO NOT have the datacard for the DeptID active in the form.

I must also note that I fixed this by adding the datacard to the form and assigning the lookup value to it.  However, I don't understand why the Patch statement wouldn't work.



Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Patch statement with embedded lookup statement not updating SharePoint list column

Hi @lumberjacklurch,

Could you please share more details about your col_Departments collection?

Which column does your Combo Box control relate to within your Edit form?

Based on the formula that you provided, I think there is something wrong with it. After executing SubmitForm() function, your Edit form would be reset, so your combo_DepartmentValue (Combo Box) would be reset, the combo_DepartmentValue.Selected.Title formula would return Blank.

I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround:4.JPG

Set the OnVisible property of the first screen of my app to following:

{ID:"1002",Title:"Microsoft Flow"},
{ID:"1003",Title:"Power BI"}

Set the Items property of the Combo Box control within the DepartmentName Data card to following:


Set the OnSelect property of the "Submit" button to following formula:

DeptID: LookUp(col_Departments, EditForm1.LastSubmit.DepartmentName in Title, ID)

On your side, you should modify your Patch function as below:

       DeptID: LookUp(col_Departments, Form1.LastSubmit.DepartmentValue in Title, ID)

Note: The DepartmentValue represents the column in your Requests list, which is related to the Combo Box control (combo_DepartmentValue).

The GIF screenshot as below:Test1.gif



Best regards,


Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: Patch statement with embedded lookup statement not updating SharePoint list column


Thank you for the reply.  I finally got it to work.  I added the Dept ID datacard to the form and changed it's Default field to the lookup formula.  Now SubmitForm grabs the ID.



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