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## Y value calculation for Data Cards disappearing

Hi,

My app has a screen with about 70 datacards, some of which do not appear for certain users. To position the datacards, I calculate the Y value with a simple formula, but now that I am finished with creating the screen, I see that the formulas have been deleted. In their place is a simple number.

For example, one formula for DataCard 2's Y value might be:

DataCard1.Y + DataCard1.Height

Or DataCard3's Y value might be:

If(DataCard2.Visible = true,

DataCard2.Y + DataCard2.Height,

DataCard1.Y + DataCard1.Height

)

There were no errors in the formulas when I wrote them. But now the formulas have been replaced with a number, such as "400".

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Super User

Try this:

If(DataCard2.Visible = true,

Value(DataCard2.Y) + Value(DataCard2.Height),

Value(DataCard1.Y) + Value(DataCard1.Height)

)

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Super User

Datacard Y values are a finicky thing... If you update anything, anything at all that might affect Y (such as any of their heights, or the forms height), then the values will revert back to static numbers.

What I would recommend instead is to increase the number of columns in your Form, then use the drag-and-drop interface for the datacards from the form field editor. Once they are in a 'good enough' visual order, I would then change the Width of the datacards depending on formulae.

So for example, if there's normally 3 cards on that row, and one needs to be hidden , then you make the Width values of the first two equal to

If(Datacard3.Visible,
Parent.Width/3,
Parent.Width/2
)

Width is less likely to (but still can be) reset by the form when things change.

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Try this:

If(DataCard2.Visible = true,

Value(DataCard2.Y) + Value(DataCard2.Height),

Value(DataCard1.Y) + Value(DataCard1.Height)

)

If you need additional help please tag me in your reply and please like my reply.
If my reply provided you with a solution, pleased mark it as a solution ✔️!

Best regards,

Gonçalo Nogueira

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Buy me a coffee!

Check my User Group (pt-PT)!

Last Post on Community

My website!

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