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FlowHawk
Helper III
Helper III

Update value from only one column in local record

I've got a local record in an app (recTestRecord). I set the record like this:

Set(recTestRecord, {Column1: "value1", Column2: "value2", Column3: "value3"});


I only want to update one column value and leave the rest untouched. How do I do that? I expected this to work:

Patch(recTestRecord,{Column1:"NewValue"})

 

But nothing happens.

 

I was able to get something to work, but it doesn't seem like the right way to do it.

Set(recTestRecord, {Column1: "value1", Column2: "value2", Column3: "value3"});
ClearCollect(colTestTable, Table(recTestRecord));
Patch(colTestTable,recTestRecord,{Column1: "NewValue"});
Set(recTestRecord, First(colTestTable));

 

Any help on updating one column of a locally stored record would be helpful!

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I see. Is the column to be changed consistent? If so you could try updating the variable record as follows:

 

Set(recTestRecord, Patch(recTestRecord, {C1:"NewValue1"}))

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AmDev
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Hi @FlowHawk 

 

You could try the following to update just one field in the record variable:

 

Set(recTestRecord,{C1:"NewValue1", C2:recTestRecord.C2 , C3:recTestRecord.C3})

 

Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the thought, but in reality my use case is dozens of columns. It's not feasible for me to update the record in that way.

I see. Is the column to be changed consistent? If so you could try updating the variable record as follows:

 

Set(recTestRecord, Patch(recTestRecord, {C1:"NewValue1"}))

Brilliant, I had no idea that you had to do the set on the patch. It confused me that this would work with a datasource but not with a local record variable. Much thanks!

That's great - glad that worked our for you.

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