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Patching data from text field to lookup field


There are two entities 'Contacts' and 'Appointments', in contacts field i already patched the two text fields, but i want that those two textfields should also patched into a single lookup column of 'Appointment' entity.

I am applying below formula to patch the data from the two textfields to a single lookup column,


but i am getting the below error:

"the type of this argument(Required) does not match the expected type expected type 'Record'. Found type 'Text' "  

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If I understand correctly you are trying to create a new row in the appointments table. The new row has a LookUp field “Required” that you are attempting to fill with two text strings.

LookUp columns require a record data type. Therefore filling it with two joined text strings is not possible. You will need to find another way to accomplish your goal.

Record type fields should typically be selected by the user through a ComboBox. Is there any opportunity to do that here?

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Hi @PMishra ,


Check on below thread to see if it could help:




Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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Hi @PMishra 


The issue here is that the lookup type column expects a record of a particular schema as per the lookup entity. When you are passing a concatenated string, this is not recognized as a valid input.


Based on the description shared by you, do you mean that you want to create a contact first and then add the same contact in the lookup column based on entered first name and last name?


Assuming that the above is correct, you can update the expressions as:

If(varCheck=true,Set(PatchedData,Patch(Contacts,Defaults(Contacts),{firstname:TextInput1.Text,lastname:TextInput1_1.Text,jobtitle:TextInput1_2.Text}));Patch(Appointments,Defaults(Appointments),{Required:LookUp(Choices(Appointments.Required),contactid =PatchedData.contactid)});SubmitForm(Form3);ResetForm(Form3);


Hope this Helps!


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