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Submit record to SharePoint list with ContentType

I have a problem which i thought was going to be simple to fix at first but after a couple of attempts to gain the desired result I am still stumped. I am just trying to submit an item to a sharepoint list with a variable definition of the content type. 

Currently I have a global variable which stores the content type dependant on a user selection on the previous page and it is stored like so. 

Set(contenttype,{Id:"0x01000....", Name:"A"})

I have then tried to collect some information from a form to send it to the list. 

    '{ContentType}': contenttype,
    System: DataCardValue27.Selected,
    Date: Today(),
    Title: DataCardValue18.Text,
    Auditors: DataCardValue23.SelectedItems,
    Attendees: DataCardValue24.SelectedItems

I have also tried to set the content type as if it was a lookup column but this still didnt work.

Collect (Audit,
'{ContentType}':{'@odata.type' : "#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedReference",Id:contenttype.Id, Name:contenttype.Name}

(It works fine with the default content type if i delete the content type line) 

I have also tried to set a default property of the content type data card to the variable but this returns an error "A value must be provided for item".

Is this possible or should I post this request to the powerapps ideas?


Edit: I have been playing about with a control that I have linked to the '{ContentType}' column and i have locally collected what the selected control submits and the value I have been trying to patch to the list and they are both identical. I have also tried setting the default of this control (as you would for a lookup column) but it will be ignored so i am going to assume that this is a limitation.

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Have you thought about simply not to use datacards whatsoever. Patching a database with variables is a common thing without datacards forms and other useless things in powerapps.

I have tried to add the controls without datacards but the same thing happens, it will work without the ContentType declaration so:  


Patch([list], {ID:Blank(), Title:"textinput1.text"})

 would work with the default content type of the list however

Patch([list], {ID:Blank(), '{ContentType}':variable, Title:"textinput1.text"})

would not work and it would return the error "value required for item". 


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