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Using 2 Collections to Patch/Submit

I have an app I'm building and it asks the user a couple questions, then, click Next button.

The next screen asks them a lot more information, then, click Review button.

The Review screen shows them the details they've submitted from the first two screens, via a gallery.

 

Question: The data I'm collecting from screen1 is personal information, into RequestorInfo collection

The data I'm collecting from screen2 is computer related information into RequestDetails collection

I want screen2 to use/patch a combination of RequestorInfo and RequestDetails collections. I was hoping that I could simply reference both collections in my patch statement, but that doesn't seem to work, or else, I'm just doing it wrong. 🙂

 

Thoughts to make this work? I'm not tied to 2 collections, just thought it'd be easier to do it this way, clearly I was wrong. 😉

 

Thanks in advance.

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Super User
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Re: Using 2 Collections to Patch/Submit

You can use Patch statement to create new records in your data source by using this

 

Patch( Customers, Defaults( Customer ), { Name: “Contoso” } )

 

In your case, you prbably need to use forms on both the screens and then use something like this -

 

Patch (Requests, Defaults(Requests), RequestorInfoForm.Updates, RequestDetailsForm.Updates)

 

I hope this helps.

 

For more documentation visit this link - 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/functions/function-patch

 

Thanks

Vivek Bavishi / That API Guy

youtube.com/thatapiguy 


Vivek Bavishi aka That API Guy
PowerApps and Flow MVP
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Super User
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Re: Using 2 Collections to Patch/Submit

You can use Patch statement to create new records in your data source by using this

 

Patch( Customers, Defaults( Customer ), { Name: “Contoso” } )

 

In your case, you prbably need to use forms on both the screens and then use something like this -

 

Patch (Requests, Defaults(Requests), RequestorInfoForm.Updates, RequestDetailsForm.Updates)

 

I hope this helps.

 

For more documentation visit this link - 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/functions/function-patch

 

Thanks

Vivek Bavishi / That API Guy

youtube.com/thatapiguy 


Vivek Bavishi aka That API Guy
PowerApps and Flow MVP
Blog | Twitter | YouTube | Community Profile | GitHub



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Community Support
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Re: Using 2 Collections to Patch/Submit

Hi @WI-User-01,

Can you share a bit more about your issue ?

Can you show me how to create a collection ?

Can you show me how to entry the values ?

 

If you entry the values by the custom controls in both screens, you can use formula like this :

I assume that RequestorInfo collection and RequestDetails collection have a same column named “Id.

 

Patch(RequestAll,Defaults(RequestAll),LookUp(RequestorInfo,Id=1),LookUp(RequestDetails,Id=1))

If you entry the values by the Edit Form in both screens, you can use formula like this :

 

Patch(RequestAll,Defaults(RequestAll),RequestorInfoForm.Updates,RequestDetailsForm.Updates)

 

Regards,

Eason

Community Support Team _ Eason YU
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