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DanMuriel
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Generating a Unique Name for a Form field with a convention

Hi Team,

 

I wanted to ask for your support in finding a way to generate a naming conventions for a PowerApp Form. 

I need each form to have a unique name that follows a convention and that is consecutive for example there is a field in the form that is called "Request Number". I would need this field to retun back a automatically generate unique code that follows this format: PACFORM-######, in which the number (#) is a consecutive number (i.e. PAC-000001 than the following form submitted will have PACFORM-000002) for each of the forms submitted. 

 

Hope to hear back.

 

-Daniel  

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Super User
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Re: Generating a Unique Name for a Form field with a convention

Hi @DanMuriel 

 

You could use the SharePoint ID column as a reference

 

Once you submit/post form data to sharepoint

you can use the onsuccess property to fetch the ID value of the last submitted item

 

Form.LastSubmit.ID - you can get this in the onsuccess property of your form control

 

and then patch the same item in the onsuccess property

 

PACFORM-ID

and so on

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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Super User
Super User

Re: Generating a Unique Name for a Form field with a convention

Hi @DanMuriel 

 

You could use the SharePoint ID column as a reference

 

Once you submit/post form data to sharepoint

you can use the onsuccess property to fetch the ID value of the last submitted item

 

Form.LastSubmit.ID - you can get this in the onsuccess property of your form control

 

and then patch the same item in the onsuccess property

 

PACFORM-ID

and so on

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly

DanMuriel
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Re: Generating a Unique Name for a Form field with a convention

Hi @RezaDorrani 

 

Thank you for your response, I was trying create the patch on the OnSuccess Field on form but have an problem. 

 

This is the what I am typing in the field: 

 

Patch(PAC_List, Defaults(PAC_List),{Title: "PAC-Form-" & PAC_FORM_MAIN.LastSubmit.ID})

 

In the submit button I have a general SubmitForm(PAC_FORM_MAIN)  I have also tried putting the Patch in the submit button but the lastsubmit.ID is not populating in the field. 


@RezaDorrani wrote:

Hi @DanMuriel 

 

You could use the SharePoint ID column as a reference

 

Once you submit/post form data to sharepoint

you can use the onsuccess property to fetch the ID value of the last submitted item

 

Form.LastSubmit.ID - you can get this in the onsuccess property of your form control

 

and then patch the same item in the onsuccess property

 

PACFORM-ID

and so on

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly



@RezaDorrani wrote:

Hi @DanMuriel 

 

You could use the SharePoint ID column as a reference

 

Once you submit/post form data to sharepoint

you can use the onsuccess property to fetch the ID value of the last submitted item

 

Form.LastSubmit.ID - you can get this in the onsuccess property of your form control

 

and then patch the same item in the onsuccess property

 

PACFORM-ID

and so on

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly



Any suggestions? 

 

But when I test it out I get an error message 

Super User
Super User

Re: Generating a Unique Name for a Form field with a convention

Hi @DanMuriel 

 

OnSuccess property Patch function should look like

 

Patch(PAC_List, PAC_FORM_MAIN.LastSubmit,{Title: "PAC-Form-" & PAC_FORM_MAIN.LastSubmit.ID})

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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