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Audi86
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Referencing the onselect action for icon from data card

Hi, I have customized a SharePoint list Form for the list for items display and edit. Below the the picture of my form architecture. I am trying to add an icon which show and also increase the likes count in sharepoint list on pressing it. The icon "icon 6" is sitting under "Form Screem" and the "Number of Likes" column information is under Number of likes Data card.  I am trying to use Patch function to update the Number of likes column but it not updating. I am suspecting the refencing is the issue here. Can you please guide me on troubleshooting here

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below is the onselect of thumbs up icon

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I also tried to use SharepointForm1.Item to reference but getting error below

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Initializing variable below

 

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I have a label "Label1" beside icon which is incrementing on every click but Number of likes column is not updating as you can see in form

 

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Hi @Audi86,

 

If the Like count is related to that current record, the second Patch will suffice - no variables needed:

Patch('New Idea', SharePointIntegration.Selected, {'Number of Likes': SharePointIntegration.Selected.'Number of Likes' + 1})

It will add 1 like to the current like count of that record.

 

I hope this helps!

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Geeks_D
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Multi Super User

Are trying to patch one record inside the SP list 

The patch powerfx is wrong 

 

@Geeks_D  Yes I am trying to patch the like count in SP "number of likes" column when user press like icon.

 

Can you guide me on fix, what is patch Powerfx?

Hi @Audi86,

 

If you want to add a like to the current record's like column try:

Patch('New Idea', SharePointIntegration.Selected, {'Number of Likes': varLikesCount});

//Should you want to add 1 like to the current like value:
Patch('New Idea', SharePointIntegration.Selected, {'Number of Likes': SharePointIntegration.Selected.'Number of Likes' + 1})

 

If this solves your question, would you be so kind as to accept it as a solution & give it a thumbs up.

Thanks!

@LaurensM  so you mean either or of the above two patch statements correct?

 

what about "Set(varLikesCount, varLikesCount + 1); " should i keep it as well?

Hi @Audi86,

 

If the Like count is related to that current record, the second Patch will suffice - no variables needed:

Patch('New Idea', SharePointIntegration.Selected, {'Number of Likes': SharePointIntegration.Selected.'Number of Likes' + 1})

It will add 1 like to the current like count of that record.

 

I hope this helps!

@LaurensM Awesome, i tried with both logic and both worked but later one is much faster in response i guess because of Variable factor is delaying. 

The only thing happing is the label beside thumbs up icon is resetting every time i open the record again and also resetting the number of likes count when Thumbs up icon is used again. Any idea?

 

 

this is last state

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then then when I open the record again

 

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and resetting it on pressing thumbs up

 

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@Audi86,

 

Did it reset when using the variable approach by any chance? The variable is set to 0, which will reset the field (0 + 1).

 

Could you try the my latest code. This should not reset the counter, because you are incrementing the current value with 1.

@LaurensM I removed the variable on App onstart property and input 'Number of Likes_DataCard1'.Default as label1.text. All working now . Awesome thank you!

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