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craig_01
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SQL Lookup Column and Barcode Scanner App

Hi, im new to Power Apps, have some limited knowledge of Power Automate, i am looking to create an app that allows me to capture rejected parts within a production cycle.

 

Based on a sharepoint list to save the data, there would be 3 columns,

Col1_Stock Code

Col2_Quantity

Col3_Reason (Multiple Choice)

 

Each part has a label/barcode which is based on a Stock Table SQL ID, and becasue there are 10,000+ parts, i want the user to be able to scan the barcode and in turn pickup the stock code name and use this as "Col1 input"..

 

Any assistance in achieving this would be much appreciated, i have used SQL connectors in relation to Power Automate, but have no experience of Power Apps.

@abm 

 

Thanks

 

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SpongYe
Super User
Super User

Hi @craig_01 

 

To achieve your goal of capturing rejected parts within a production cycle, you will need to use the barcode scanner control in Power Apps. This control allows you to scan barcodes with your device’s camera and get the scanned value as text. You can then use this value to look up the stock code name from your SQL table and save it to your SharePoint list.

 

Here are some steps you can follow to create your app:

  1. Create a blank canvas app and add a barcode scanner control from the Insert menu. Name it BarcodeScanner and set its OnScan property to something like this:

 

 

Set(ScannedValue, First(BarcodeScanner.Barcodes).Value)

 

 

This will store the scanned value in a variable called ScannedValue.

  • Add a text input control and set its Default property to ScannedValue. This will display the scanned value in the text input. You can also set its DisplayMode property to DisplayMode.View so that the user cannot edit it.

  • Add a label control and set its Text property to something like this:

 

 

LookUp('[dbo].[StockTable]', ID = Value(ScannedValue), StockCodeName)

 

 

This will look up the stock code name from your SQL table based on the scanned value, which is the ID column in your table. You can change the table and column names according to your data source.

  • Add another text input control and set its Default property to 1. This will be the quantity input for the rejected part. You can also add some validation or formatting logic to this input if you want.

  • Add a drop down control and set its Items property to something like this:

 

 

["Reason 1", "Reason 2", "Reason 3"]

 

 

This will be the reason input for the rejected part. You can change the items according to your business logic.

  • Add a button control and set its OnSelect property to something like this:

 

 

Patch(
    'SharePoint List', 
    Defaults('SharePoint List'), 
    { 
     Col1_Stock Code: LookUp('[dbo].[StockTable]', ID = Value(ScannedValue), StockCodeName), 
     Col2_Quantity: Value(TextInput2.Text), 
     Col3_Reason: DropDown1.Selected.Value
    }
)

 

 

This will patch a new record to your SharePoint list with the values from the inputs. You can change the list and column names according to your data source.

I hope this helps you get started with your app. 

If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know. Have a great day! 😊

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Hi @craig_01 

 

Good to hear that it worked.

If you add the SQL StockItem table as a data source, it also will work.

If I answered you initial question please marked my answer as solved.

 

Any other related question, please feel free to post it on the forum.

 

If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know. Have a great day! 😊

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SpongYe
Super User
Super User

Hi @craig_01 

 

To achieve your goal of capturing rejected parts within a production cycle, you will need to use the barcode scanner control in Power Apps. This control allows you to scan barcodes with your device’s camera and get the scanned value as text. You can then use this value to look up the stock code name from your SQL table and save it to your SharePoint list.

 

Here are some steps you can follow to create your app:

  1. Create a blank canvas app and add a barcode scanner control from the Insert menu. Name it BarcodeScanner and set its OnScan property to something like this:

 

 

Set(ScannedValue, First(BarcodeScanner.Barcodes).Value)

 

 

This will store the scanned value in a variable called ScannedValue.

  • Add a text input control and set its Default property to ScannedValue. This will display the scanned value in the text input. You can also set its DisplayMode property to DisplayMode.View so that the user cannot edit it.

  • Add a label control and set its Text property to something like this:

 

 

LookUp('[dbo].[StockTable]', ID = Value(ScannedValue), StockCodeName)

 

 

This will look up the stock code name from your SQL table based on the scanned value, which is the ID column in your table. You can change the table and column names according to your data source.

  • Add another text input control and set its Default property to 1. This will be the quantity input for the rejected part. You can also add some validation or formatting logic to this input if you want.

  • Add a drop down control and set its Items property to something like this:

 

 

["Reason 1", "Reason 2", "Reason 3"]

 

 

This will be the reason input for the rejected part. You can change the items according to your business logic.

  • Add a button control and set its OnSelect property to something like this:

 

 

Patch(
    'SharePoint List', 
    Defaults('SharePoint List'), 
    { 
     Col1_Stock Code: LookUp('[dbo].[StockTable]', ID = Value(ScannedValue), StockCodeName), 
     Col2_Quantity: Value(TextInput2.Text), 
     Col3_Reason: DropDown1.Selected.Value
    }
)

 

 

This will patch a new record to your SharePoint list with the values from the inputs. You can change the list and column names according to your data source.

I hope this helps you get started with your app. 

If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know. Have a great day! 😊

-----------------------
PowerYsa Power Platform Enthusiast [LinkedIn] | [Youtube]

I love to share my knowledge and learn from others. If you find my posts helpful, please give them a thumbs up 👍 or mark them as a solution ✔️. You can also check out my [@PowerYSA] for some cool solutions and insights. Feel free to connect with me on any of the platforms above. Cheers! 🍻

@SpongYe Thanks for the steps above i am

going to give this a go. What is the best way to connect the power app to the SQL Table, the gateway should already be in place.

 

Thanks

SpongYe
Super User
Super User

I would recommend to Power Automate to retrieve the records OnStart in Powerapps. Set the records retrieve in a collection and your good to go.

 

If I gave answer to your question feel free to accept it as a solution.

If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know. Have a great day! 😊

-----------------------
PowerYsa Power Platform Enthusiast [LinkedIn] | [Youtube]

I love to share my knowledge and learn from others. If you find my posts helpful, please give them a thumbs up 👍 or mark them as a solution ✔️. You can also check out my [@PowerYSA] for some cool solutions and insights. Feel free to connect with me on any of the platforms above. Cheers! 🍻

@SpongYe On step 1, where the barcode reader is being inserted and the OnScan set, I'm am getting this Red warning,

 

What am i missing 🙂

 

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Hi @craig_01 

Please change it to:

 

Set(ScannedValue, First(BarcodeScanner.Barcodes).Value)

 

This will work and I have changed the aboved code also. 

 

If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know. Have a great day! 😊

-----------------------
PowerYsa Power Platform Enthusiast [LinkedIn] | [Youtube]

I love to share my knowledge and learn from others. If you find my posts helpful, please give them a thumbs up 👍 or mark them as a solution ✔️. You can also check out my [@PowerYSA] for some cool solutions and insights. Feel free to connect with me on any of the platforms above. Cheers! 🍻

craig_01
Helper III
Helper III

@SpongYe 

 

Ignore my previous message @SpongYe , i have tested the app on a tablet, and its scanning the barcode and populating the Scannedvalue box... However its not finding StockCodename from the SQL Column "Name".

 

Not sure if my approach is correct, but if i have the SQL StockItem table added as a data source, will this work without the need for the OnStart Power Automate routine?

 

My formula for the the label control for StockCodeName is: LookUp(StockItem,ItemID=Value(ScannedValue),Name)

 

If i need to create the OnStart Power Automate routine, how do i create this flow?

 

 

Thanks

Hi @craig_01 

 

Good to hear that it worked.

If you add the SQL StockItem table as a data source, it also will work.

If I answered you initial question please marked my answer as solved.

 

Any other related question, please feel free to post it on the forum.

 

If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know. Have a great day! 😊

-----------------------
PowerYsa Power Platform Enthusiast [LinkedIn] | [Youtube]

I love to share my knowledge and learn from others. If you find my posts helpful, please give them a thumbs up 👍 or mark them as a solution ✔️. You can also check out my [@PowerYSA] for some cool solutions and insights. Feel free to connect with me on any of the platforms above. Cheers! 🍻

craig_01
Helper III
Helper III

 

@SpongYe Got it working 🙂 Thank you!

 

Few other mods i would be interested in.

 

Once the Submit button has been pressed, can you have a message appear that says request submitted, how would you do this.

 

Also, a button to close out of the app?

 

Once the entry appears in the sharepoint table, i want an email to trigger, this will just be managed in power automate?

 

Finally, i wanted to capture the user that submits the form, and patch this detail back into a column in SP.

 

Thanks

 

 

SpongYe
Super User
Super User

Hi @craig_01 

 

Good to hear that it worked. If I answered your question, marked the post as solved.
Please post additional question on the forum so other can also help you.

If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know. Have a great day! 😊

-----------------------
PowerYsa Power Platform Enthusiast [LinkedIn] | [Youtube]

I love to share my knowledge and learn from others. If you find my posts helpful, please give them a thumbs up 👍 or mark them as a solution ✔️. You can also check out my [@PowerYSA] for some cool solutions and insights. Feel free to connect with me on any of the platforms above. Cheers! 🍻

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