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simms7400
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Why isn't Coalesce working?

Hi Folks -

 

I have an field (Asset ID) I do not display to the end user at any time as it's just a unique I populate with an MS Access VBA routine after submission. However, I upon intial submission, I populate it with whatever is available in the Alias field (Asset Alias).  Recently, I found out this wasn't working...

 

I would expect the value of Asset Alias to be in Asset ID:

asset.jpg

 

Here is my Defauly propety of Asset ID:

Coalesce(ThisItem.Name,ThisItem.Alias)

 

Keep in mind,  Name = Asset ID and Alias = Asset Alias.

 

Would anyone know why this isn't working? I even tried to reference another field and it still doesn't work.


Thanks!

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @simms7400 ,

Based on the issue that you mentioned, I think there is somethin wrong with your formula.

 

Before you submit a new record (intial submission), the ThisItem.Name and ThisItem.Alias formula in your Edit form (in New mode) would both return blank. So the Coalesce() function within your app would return blank.

 

I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround:

Set the Default propety of Asset ID to following:

Coalesce(ThisItem.Name, EditForm1.Updates.Alias)

or

Coalesce(ThisItem.Name, AssetAliasTextBox.Text)

Note: The EditForm1 represents the Edit form in your app. The AssetAliasTextBox represents the Text Input box within the Asset Alias data card.

 

 

Best regards,

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

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v-xida-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @simms7400 ,

Based on the issue that you mentioned, I think there is somethin wrong with your formula.

 

Before you submit a new record (intial submission), the ThisItem.Name and ThisItem.Alias formula in your Edit form (in New mode) would both return blank. So the Coalesce() function within your app would return blank.

 

I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround:

Set the Default propety of Asset ID to following:

Coalesce(ThisItem.Name, EditForm1.Updates.Alias)

or

Coalesce(ThisItem.Name, AssetAliasTextBox.Text)

Note: The EditForm1 represents the Edit form in your app. The AssetAliasTextBox represents the Text Input box within the Asset Alias data card.

 

 

Best regards,

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

Hi - Worked like a charm - thank you!!

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