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uli_admin
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Update SQL Server Table with trigger

Apparently this is was raised a couple of times a year ago. Using the Patch funktion to update a table that has a trigger on the SQL server. Unfortunatley we can not change or delete the trigger on the table. Is there by now any update on the issue or a possible workaround? We would like to use powerapps but obviously without the possibility to update a table it does not really make sense.

 

Thx,

Uli

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v-micsh-msft
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Hi,

 

Currently this issue is still under developing.

A possible workaround is to take use of SQL Server stored procedure with Microsoft Flow.

Quoted:

"

The followings are some of the known limitations of using SQL connector

  1. Stored Procedures cannot be invoked from PowerApps. A workaround is to create a Flow and invoke the Flow from PowerApps.

  2. Insert and update to a table does not work if you have a SQL server side Trigger defined on the table. To workaround this issue, you can do either of the following:

    • Use a Stored Procedure

    • Remove the Trigger of your SQL table

"

Refer to this article.

 

Regards,

Michael

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
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v-micsh-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi,

 

Currently this issue is still under developing.

A possible workaround is to take use of SQL Server stored procedure with Microsoft Flow.

Quoted:

"

The followings are some of the known limitations of using SQL connector

  1. Stored Procedures cannot be invoked from PowerApps. A workaround is to create a Flow and invoke the Flow from PowerApps.

  2. Insert and update to a table does not work if you have a SQL server side Trigger defined on the table. To workaround this issue, you can do either of the following:

    • Use a Stored Procedure

    • Remove the Trigger of your SQL table

"

Refer to this article.

 

Regards,

Michael

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Hi, this is what we have done as a workaround - stored procedures and flow. It does the job - though it is a little long winded to get to a result which should be done via the control. Looking forward to see this included in the edit/html control.

Any target date to solve this issue? I don't think this is difficult for Microsoft right .

Anonymous
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Hello Mickael @v-micsh-msft !


Your post is from May 2018. Do you have any update on that subject from the dev team, please ?

 

Because your workaround seems fine until... Until I try to get my SQL connector on flow to work with my OnPremise SQL Server through On-Prem data gateway.

 

This is quite inconvenient, because my customer had to buy more licences to be able to run this getaway and it won't even work by default... as a workaround for things not even developped yet, though they were "under development"!

Thanks a lot for your help, I appreciate it.

 

Phritz20
Frequent Visitor

Is there any plan to update this? It's now almost two years later and not being able to write to tables with triggers is a big deal. Yes, there are workarounds, but it's clunky.

SearchingYT
Helper II
Helper II

Any updates from Microsoft on this, its 2021 ? 🙂

Wedlib
Advocate III
Advocate III

Aug-2021....

SQL Server is a "prime" Microsoft product and its major data source. How could this "basic" functionality still not support? There is a topic in the suggestion area and I don´t see there any follow-up as well. Sad.

cwebb365
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

Wondering why my app stopped updating date. A shame you can't update tables with triggers. Guess I have to build auditing into my app instead. Ughg lol.....

PowerApps21
New Member

A full 3 years since this was under development.  all I want to do is create a trigger for when all tables create,update,delete

 

this cannot be an unusual need yet I still have to build work arounds into my app

 

so, after 3 years, any update yet?

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