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SubmitForm populating a date field unexpectedly

I am creating an app. It has a home screen with a gallery. The user selects an item and is directed to a secondary screen with detailed information on the item. He/she has the option of editing the fields on this screen and pressing a SAVE icon when finished. The code on the Save icon is

 

SubmitForm(FormView);Refresh('Price Increase List');ViewForm(FormView)

I have been beta testing this for several weeks and today I am seeing "bad behavior". Whenever I edit the data and hit save, it populates the Close Date field (Note: I was not editing or entering a close date, I was adding an attachment to the record. I subsequently edited other fields/records as a test and it also populated the Close Date on those as well when saved).

 

PowerApps-Close-Date-error.png

 

Any suggestions here? I am positive this wasn't doing this in the past... For the past week (at least) I've been working on another screen with the Office365.SendEmail function so I'm puzzled by what changed.

 

Thanks,

gpence

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Hi @Anonymous ,

For your first question, please consider remove the formula within the DefaultDate property of the DatePicker control, then try your app again, check if the issue is fixed.

 

For your second question, could you please share a bit more about the What column in your SP list? Is it a Multiple line text type column? Do you enable the "Use enhanced rich text (Rich text with pictures, tables and hyperlinks)" option for this column?

Based on the screenshot that you mentioned, I suppose that the What column is a Multiple-lines text type column in your SP list, and you enabled the "Use enhanced rich text (Rich text with pictures, tables and hyperlinks)" option for this column, is it true?

If the What column is a Multiple-lines text type column in your SP list, and you enabled the "Use enhanced rich text (Rich text with pictures, tables and hyperlinks)" option for this column, when you load this data from your SP list into your app, the column value would be converted as HTML text rather than plain text.

please consider turn off the  "Use enhanced rich text (Rich text with pictures, tables and hyperlinks)" option for this column within your SP list, then try your app again, check if the issue is solved.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Anonymous
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I have removed the DefaultDate formula and the date issue seems to have disappeared now.

 

I did have the WHAT field as Enhanced Rich Text so I changed it to plain text and the HTML formatting has gone away, but there remains 1 issue with this field. When I enter Edit mode, I can change any other field and (after SAVE) the change are reflected, but when I change the WHAT field, it reverts back to the original (pre-edit) value. Is the possibly tied to it having been Enhanced Rich Text previously? I thought perhaps it was just 1 record, but I created a new record (now that it is in plain text) and when I edited that record, it too reverted to the original text.

 

Do I need to use a different formula on the submit icon? I am still using 

 

SubmitForm(FormView);Refresh('Price Increase List');ViewForm(FormView)

Thanks again for all of your assistance!

gpence

 

 

UPDATE: THE ISSUE WITH WHAT FIELD WAS TWO-FOLD. I ORIGINALLY SET IT AS ENHANCED RICH TEXT WHICH CAUSED IT TO CONVERT TO HTML TAGS AND MY NAME HAD AN ERRONEOUS SPACE IN IT (IT WAS SHOWING AS "WHAT_x20_" INSTEAD OF "WHAT"). I REMOVED THE FIELD AND RECREATED IT AND EVERYTHING IS WORKING PROPERLY NOW.

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Anonymous
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Crap... I clicked on my reply as the solution and I meant to click on Chris_Kai's post.

 

The 2 issues were:

 

1) the DefaultDate in my CloseDate column (I removed the formula), and

 

2) the What column was funky because it was originally created with Enhanced Rich Text and the column name was incorrectly entered as What_x20_ (a space). I deleted the column and recreated it, then edited a few controls in PowerApps to get everything working properly.

 

gpence

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I see you are doing a Submit, Refresh and ViewForm. Is the date appearing in the field after you click submit or before? If it is happening after then it could be the data source adding the date and when the refresh happens it loads the date from data source. 



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@Jeff_Thorpe 

 

Interesting... I removed secondary commands so that the save icon's OnSelect only contained SubmitForm(FormView) and then I put the record into edit mode (the Close Date field was hidden as expected). I edited the "What" field and clicked save and not only did the Close Date appear with today's date, but I got a bunch of HTML formatting in the What field!

 

Edit-error-20190703.png

 

In this specific example, the What contained "Part # XX-4444 Gizmos"  and I added the ", Bits & Bobs" to it, then hit save.

 

I have not seen PowerApps randomly add <div> and <span> tags before... what the heck is going on here?

 

EDIT: I checked the SP list and it has the edit, but without the html tags.

 

Edit-error-20190703b.png

gpence

The HTML tags usually mean that the data is saved in a enhanced rich text field in SharePoint. If you don't need the enhanced rich text features then look at changing the field in SharePoint to a plain text or regular rich text.



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Hi @Anonymous ,

For your first question, please consider remove the formula within the DefaultDate property of the DatePicker control, then try your app again, check if the issue is fixed.

 

For your second question, could you please share a bit more about the What column in your SP list? Is it a Multiple line text type column? Do you enable the "Use enhanced rich text (Rich text with pictures, tables and hyperlinks)" option for this column?

Based on the screenshot that you mentioned, I suppose that the What column is a Multiple-lines text type column in your SP list, and you enabled the "Use enhanced rich text (Rich text with pictures, tables and hyperlinks)" option for this column, is it true?

If the What column is a Multiple-lines text type column in your SP list, and you enabled the "Use enhanced rich text (Rich text with pictures, tables and hyperlinks)" option for this column, when you load this data from your SP list into your app, the column value would be converted as HTML text rather than plain text.

please consider turn off the  "Use enhanced rich text (Rich text with pictures, tables and hyperlinks)" option for this column within your SP list, then try your app again, check if the issue is solved.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Anonymous
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I have removed the DefaultDate formula and the date issue seems to have disappeared now.

 

I did have the WHAT field as Enhanced Rich Text so I changed it to plain text and the HTML formatting has gone away, but there remains 1 issue with this field. When I enter Edit mode, I can change any other field and (after SAVE) the change are reflected, but when I change the WHAT field, it reverts back to the original (pre-edit) value. Is the possibly tied to it having been Enhanced Rich Text previously? I thought perhaps it was just 1 record, but I created a new record (now that it is in plain text) and when I edited that record, it too reverted to the original text.

 

Do I need to use a different formula on the submit icon? I am still using 

 

SubmitForm(FormView);Refresh('Price Increase List');ViewForm(FormView)

Thanks again for all of your assistance!

gpence

 

 

UPDATE: THE ISSUE WITH WHAT FIELD WAS TWO-FOLD. I ORIGINALLY SET IT AS ENHANCED RICH TEXT WHICH CAUSED IT TO CONVERT TO HTML TAGS AND MY NAME HAD AN ERRONEOUS SPACE IN IT (IT WAS SHOWING AS "WHAT_x20_" INSTEAD OF "WHAT"). I REMOVED THE FIELD AND RECREATED IT AND EVERYTHING IS WORKING PROPERLY NOW.

Anonymous
Not applicable

Crap... I clicked on my reply as the solution and I meant to click on Chris_Kai's post.

 

The 2 issues were:

 

1) the DefaultDate in my CloseDate column (I removed the formula), and

 

2) the What column was funky because it was originally created with Enhanced Rich Text and the column name was incorrectly entered as What_x20_ (a space). I deleted the column and recreated it, then edited a few controls in PowerApps to get everything working properly.

 

gpence

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