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Helper III

Setting up a variable onVisible

I have created a simple form from a SharePoint list which contains 4 text fields (Field 1,2,3 and Status) 


In the form I have 3 buttons outside the SharePoint Form, Employee, Line Manager and Escalation. When you press any of the button it will show the relevant field (Employee = Field 1, Line manager = Field 2 and so on) by setting a variable to the value of the button. The fields have the visible property set to the variable to show the right field. 


After each stage I am updating the Status to show its moved to the next stage. 


What I would like to do is when a user opens the form, depending on what stage (Status) its at, I would like to show the appropriate  field set but how do I access the Status value for the record with onVisible?

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Community Champion


You could try a Switch statement 


OnVisible = Switch(Status.Value,

                   "Employee", Set(Field1_variable, true),

                   "Line Manager, Set(Field2_variable,true)

                  ... and so on



I need a little more detail to give an exact answer but this code gives you the basic structure.

Hi @Eelman 

Thanks for the suggestion. I tried that on a very simple form and the screen does not even update when I click on a existing record. 




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Community Champion


Can you please share your code. How are you setting your show/hide variables? My suggest was very generic so you would need to adjust to suit your situation. Without any code reference I cannot support you further.

Hi @Eelman 


I subsequently found that if I use SharePoint Integrated function, I can get the value of any column in the current record. 


So my onVisible property is set to 

If(IsMatch(SharePointIntegration.Selected.'Accident Report Status',"LineManager"),Set(varFormTab,"Line Manager"),If(IsMatch(SharePointIntegration.Selected.'Accident Report Status',"HSC"),Set(varFormTab,"HSC Evaluation"),Set(varFormTab,"Employee"))) 


but it the next problem is that if evaluates the if statement before it loads the form and therefore every single time its set to "Employee"

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Community Champion


Try removing the second If() statement. In PowerApps, the If Statement looks like this


If( Condition1, ThenResult1, [Condition2, ThenResult2] ... [, DefaultResult)


So you chain conditions with the required result you want

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