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KamilahC
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Unwanted Form Changes After First Save

Hello I am concerned about the big difference I see in my forms after I perform my first save with Power Apps with little to no changes. I only need to use Power Apps so that I can create a "view screen" for my list items respectively. I like the way the forms are set up already. When I choose to customize my form in Power Apps, the form is automatically different once the screen loads before I have done anything.

 

 

Furthermore after one save, the form not only changes in appearance but also how it saves my data. I have a rich text field editor on my form and after my first save, this data breaks and does not display properly as in images are no longer showing up and black text turns blue. 

 

I tested this out by starting over with a new list, choosing customize with power apps, and simply duplicating the existing form. As soon as I save, the data in the rich text field breaks and the form has completely changed in appearance. What is going on and how do I prevent this?

 

Pictures below:

Before customizing with Power Apps

 

Before Save New FormBefore Save New Form

Before SaveBefore Save

 

After Customizing with PowerApps

AfterFirstSave_PowerApps.PNG

AfterFirstSave_View_PowerApps.PNG

 

 

 

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @KamilahC ,

Please understand you are dealing with a completely different concept and structure/functionality between the SharePoint default form and the PowerApps customized form. You cannot alter the first, but can heavily customize the second.

You can view attachments either in a gallery (if you have more than one) or singularly - I have a blog on it here.

You can change the color of the attachments by changing the ItemFill on the Attachment Control.

One of the "bugs" however is that a Rich Text field is initially populated by either (mine does) a normal text box (or as you mentioned a HTML Text Box)- you need to

  • Unlock the card
  • Delete the text/HTML box (some errors will show up)
  • Add a Rich Text Editor Insert > Input> Rich Text Editor
  • Make the Default of this Parent.Default
  • Change the Update of the Data Card it is in to RichTextEditor1.HtmlText

and it all should work as you expect.

 

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v-jefferni
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Hi @KamilahC ,

 

If I understood correctly, are you saying that you only would like to customize SharePoint list View Form in Power Apps?

 

If so, I'm afraid there is no way to achieve that need. Once customize form in Power Apps, Form would change the appearance in all modes(Edit/View/New). You will be able to custom forms in separate mode, please refer to below blog:

https://www.spguides.com/customize-sharepoint-list-forms-with-powerapps/

 

You will be able to remove the customized form in list settings:

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Hope this helps.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Jeffer Ni
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Ok thanks. I now understand that the appearance will change and that is unavoidable. However, what about the data change? I have actually already followed along to the tutorial you posted. My 2nd issue is when I change my duplicated form into a view only form, the Body field or rich text field data is altered in that I can no longer view pictures and the text changes color (bright blue). I saw that changing my form to view also changes my rich text field into an html text field. I feel like even with that change, my data shouldn't look like this.

WarrenBelz
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Most Valuable Professional

Hi @KamilahC ,

Please understand you are dealing with a completely different concept and structure/functionality between the SharePoint default form and the PowerApps customized form. You cannot alter the first, but can heavily customize the second.

You can view attachments either in a gallery (if you have more than one) or singularly - I have a blog on it here.

You can change the color of the attachments by changing the ItemFill on the Attachment Control.

One of the "bugs" however is that a Rich Text field is initially populated by either (mine does) a normal text box (or as you mentioned a HTML Text Box)- you need to

  • Unlock the card
  • Delete the text/HTML box (some errors will show up)
  • Add a Rich Text Editor Insert > Input> Rich Text Editor
  • Make the Default of this Parent.Default
  • Change the Update of the Data Card it is in to RichTextEditor1.HtmlText

and it all should work as you expect.

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

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