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Text box value doesn't get refreshed on the fly when updated in Powerapps screen on button click.

Hi All,

 

I have text input in my screen which doesn't get refreshed when patched, unless I navigate between screens to see the updated value.

 

Text Input Default

If(Value(glbCurrentRecord1.'No of Openings Available')>0, glbCurrentRecord1.'No of Openings Available'&" openings left","Fully Occupied")

 

Patch formula when submit button is clicked

Set(
varPatchRecord,
Patch(
'Datasource',
glbCurrentRecord1,
{'No of Openings Available': Value(glbCurrentRecord1.'No of Openings Available') - 1}
)
);

Set(
glbCurrentRecord1,
varPatchRecord
);

 

I tried adding Refresh(datasource) and Reset(TextInput), but still I cant see the updated value on fly. If I navigate to another screen and come back to the current screen, I can see the updated value. Any idea how to solve this?

 

Please take note that I am not using any form. Just placed controls in the screen and patching based on button click

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Anchov
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

@Iantaylor2050 , yes, I get that the patch is working correctly, but you are saving the patched record into a global variable called glbCurrentRecord1, right after the patch.  I have had issues in the past with saving a patch record into a Global variable, and I have used a collection instead with success.  Using the studio, you can check the state of the variable right after running the patch command.  If it is not updated as expected, this is likely your issue.

Anchov_0-1670941895125.png

When you navigate out and back in, your are probably doing a fresh initialization of this global variable directly from the data source, which may explain why that works.

 

To use a collection instead, its a slight modification to your patch command:

ClearCollect(
colPatchRecord,
Patch(
'Datasource',
glbCurrentRecord1,
{'No of Openings Available': Value(glbCurrentRecord1.'No of Openings Available') - 1}
)
);

Set(
glbCurrentRecord1,
First(colPatchRecord)
);



 

 

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Anchov
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Are you able to confirm that the variable glbCurrentRecord1 is being updated with the expected values after the patch event?

Hi @Anchov 

 

Yes values get patched successfully. No issues with that. Only problem is it doesnt refresh on the screen on fly.

 

If I navigate between screens, I see the patched value which means patch is working fine

Anchov
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

@Iantaylor2050 , yes, I get that the patch is working correctly, but you are saving the patched record into a global variable called glbCurrentRecord1, right after the patch.  I have had issues in the past with saving a patch record into a Global variable, and I have used a collection instead with success.  Using the studio, you can check the state of the variable right after running the patch command.  If it is not updated as expected, this is likely your issue.

Anchov_0-1670941895125.png

When you navigate out and back in, your are probably doing a fresh initialization of this global variable directly from the data source, which may explain why that works.

 

To use a collection instead, its a slight modification to your patch command:

ClearCollect(
colPatchRecord,
Patch(
'Datasource',
glbCurrentRecord1,
{'No of Openings Available': Value(glbCurrentRecord1.'No of Openings Available') - 1}
)
);

Set(
glbCurrentRecord1,
First(colPatchRecord)
);



 

 

Anchov
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

you can also try updating the last command to:

Set(
glbCurrentRecord1,
Lookup('Datasource', ID = First(colPatchRecord).ID)
);



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