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SaveData Invalid Argument Type, Expecting one of the following, Text, Number, Boolean

Hi,

 

I am trying to save images that are added into my Collection called MyPicture using the following code:

According to the syntax I have seen it is simply SaveData(Collection,"FileName")

 

My code added to a Submit Button:

 

OnSelect Navigate(BrowseScreen1,ScreenTransition.Fade) & SubmitForm(Form1) & SaveData(MyPicture, "Photos")

 

However I am getting this error:

Invalid Argument Type, Expecting one of the follwing, Text, Number, Boolean.

...and I have no idea why because "Photos" is clearly Text

 

Questions:

1) Where am I going wrong with the syntax?

2) Where is this trying to save things, and do I need a datasource to do so? I would like to use one.

3) Is this the stage where I make up a filename e.g. "Photos" or should there already be a place called "Photos"?

 

Many thanks in advance,

Max

 

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Re: SaveData Invalid Argument Type, Expecting one of the following, Text, Number, Boolean


Questions:

1) Where am I going wrong with the syntax?


 

To add multiple statements in a single expression, you should use the semicolon ( ; ) to separate them, not the ampersand ( & ). Something like this would work:

Navigate(BrowseScreen1,ScreenTransition.Fade); SubmitForm(Form1); SaveData(MyPicture, "Photos")

2) Where is this trying to save things, and do I need a datasource to do so? I would like to use one.


 

SaveData will save in the local storage of the device. If you want to save images on a data source, then SaveData is not your friend. There are some data sources that support images (CDS, Excel on Dropbox/OneDrive/Google Drive), and some that don't.


3) Is this the stage where I make up a filename e.g. "Photos" or should there already be a place called "Photos"?

 

"Photos" is the name of an internal file where the collection (MyPicture) is saved, which you can access via the LoadData function.

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Re: SaveData Invalid Argument Type, Expecting one of the following, Text, Number, Boolean


Questions:

1) Where am I going wrong with the syntax?


 

To add multiple statements in a single expression, you should use the semicolon ( ; ) to separate them, not the ampersand ( & ). Something like this would work:

Navigate(BrowseScreen1,ScreenTransition.Fade); SubmitForm(Form1); SaveData(MyPicture, "Photos")

2) Where is this trying to save things, and do I need a datasource to do so? I would like to use one.


 

SaveData will save in the local storage of the device. If you want to save images on a data source, then SaveData is not your friend. There are some data sources that support images (CDS, Excel on Dropbox/OneDrive/Google Drive), and some that don't.


3) Is this the stage where I make up a filename e.g. "Photos" or should there already be a place called "Photos"?

 

"Photos" is the name of an internal file where the collection (MyPicture) is saved, which you can access via the LoadData function.

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Re: SaveData Invalid Argument Type, Expecting one of the following, Text, Number, Boolean

Hi @CarlosFigueira

 

Thank you so much for your help with this, it is much appreciated.

 

If SaveData is not my friend, what is? Is is Patch?

 

Max

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Re: SaveData Invalid Argument Type, Expecting one of the following, Text, Number, Boolean

Yes, you can use Patch to store data; you can take a look at one of the template apps (New -> App Templates; choose the Site Inspection, for example) for an example of saving photos.

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Re: SaveData Invalid Argument Type, Expecting one of the following, Text, Number, Boolean

Thank you @CarlosFigueira for your help, much appreciated.

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Re: SaveData Invalid Argument Type, Expecting one of the following, Text, Number, Boolean

It depend on the region on when not to use the " & " the semicolon doesn't work for me always comes up with an error until I separate with &

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