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Power App Flow Suggestion for Easy of Form Filling

Hi all,

I am a pretty novice user of Power apps. I want to build a quality assurance app where the people in my firm who work in a specific department and area would use the app to fill out a form and the data will be saved in the sharepoint list.
There are  2 forms
1st has : Date, Department, Area, Person name, Score 1,  Score 2, Score 3, Score 4, Score 5.
2st has: Date, Comment, Comment type, Department, Area, Person, Attachment 

Now - everyone who works for me will use the app on their phone and the would be filling out around 10-15 records in a day. The problem is that everytime they submit the form the form resets and asks to fill everything again. I don't want them to go through this, I want that once they add a record and then they want to add another, Not all fields but few of the form fields should auto fill based on the specific person's last record. 

How do I do this? I am open to any and all suggestions and help.


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Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Oh wait, I just realized you are doing NewForm which negates the use of LastSubmit.


So, you have to use the other way which is a collection like so.


Step 1: For each control you want this to work for. Click on the Contorl

Step 2: Click Advanced Properties

Step 3: Click Onlock

Step 4. In your Submit button do this


        Title: Title.Text


Add your Columns. and use the values on the datacard to populate this. It must be done BEFORE you submit as submit wipes the data (even without the NewForm)


Now for each unlocked Control go to the Default Property (or default selected, whatever you captured in the Collection) and you will use some variation of this depending on the control

This is my Title Control

If(!IsBlank(First(lastRecordValues).Title), First(lastRecordValues).Title, Parent.Default)

When I save, it stores this, wipes the screen and the Default puts its back.


So sorry my brain farted on that one 😞

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Thank You
Michael Gernaey MCT | MCSE | MCP | Self-Contractor| Ex-Microsoft



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Multi Super User
Multi Super User



You can set the default value of your controls to be the FormName.LastSubmit.FieldName, but I would validate that the LastSubmit/Field value isn't IsBlank or IsEmpty etc depending on type.


You can even set the Item for the Form to the LastSubmit. 


Also, I am guessing you are just submitting and not specifically doing a reset?


Here are some great examples

PowerApps LastSubmit() with Examples - SPGuides

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Michael Gernaey MCT | MCSE | MCP | Self-Contractor| Ex-Microsoft

The column type is Number, Person, Text and Complex type.
Not doing a reset, just submitting and letting the person add more records based off of the values they added before.

Question: If we use last submit will it show the last submitted value in the sharepoint list? if that's the case then it can cause some issues if 2 people are using the app at the same time. Right?

It shows the last submitted based on the persons session, which I thought thats what you wanted.


No it doesnt show the last submitted in general, that would break security like no ones business.



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Michael Gernaey MCT | MCSE | MCP | Self-Contractor| Ex-Microsoft

Hahah nice! Thanks. I will give this a try.

Please remember to make the answered solution as Resolved, so it helps myself and the community find them easier.


I tried that but it didn't work for me. 

So the form looks like this:


The tick mark on the top right corners has this code:

As per your suggestion I tried adding the last submit: ( I tried with default, defaultselected and both )


Am I doing something wrong?

Silly question Did you create a new row yet? If you haven't and you just ran the app it wont display anything

Um, I filled the form and click on the check mark, it created a new item on the sharepoint list and cleared the whole form and didn't fill it again with the defaults. 

KK one moment i will be right back and well get you going

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