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Updating form field with button



I am a PowerApps beginner and trying to create an app a somehow basic app.


I am using a SharePoint list as data source, and I am using a EditForm. I want to be able to update fields when I click a button (onSelect) and save it to SharePoint. I have seen several examples, though I don't seem to get it to work.


I am looking for:


  1. Have a button that updates the "Issue Status " field to "Resolved" and sets another field "Resolution date" with the current date;
  2. Another button labeled "Take Ownership" that updates the field "Owner" to the current user (type Person in SharePoint).


At this point I haven't even been able to update a simple basic text field with new text like "Test" at a click of a button.


I've seen examples that use the function PATCH, others that create a global variable and set the dropdown list to the variable, and a few other solutions, though I am not able to either update the field on the screen or update it on sharepoint. Any help would be appreciated.



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Here's my take on your two questions:


1.  Put this code in the OnSelect property of a button within your form to PATCH the status and resolution date.  My assumption here is Issue Status is a Choices field in SharePoint.  Replace the datasource name with your own. 


    ID = ThisItem.ID,
    {'Issue Status':  {Value: "Resolved"}, 'Resolution date': Today()}


2.  Put this code in the OnSelect property of a button within your form to PATCH the current user into the Owner field.   Replace the datasource name with your own.


    ID = ThisItem.ID,
        Claims:"i:0#.f|membership|" & User().Email,
        DisplayName: User().FullName,
        Email: User().Email,


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Thank you @mdevaney, this worked for me with a tweak


I had to change slightly the code 


{'Status':{Value:"Resolved"},'Resolved on':Today()}



The ThisItem.ID was not working, I guess because the button is not within the form. Am I doing something wrong? I don't seem to be able to add a button within the form. I've also copied the First(Filter( from another post. Is this the most clean way to do it?




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