Updated: May 21, 2021
Learn how to customize a gallery and use the Patch function directly within a gallery in Power Apps. Shane’s demo shows how to build a gallery that displays employee names, titles, and favorite colors along with cancel, edit, and save buttons.
In this video you will learn about:
The Patch function
The UpdateContext function
The Reset function
Link to the video on YouTube: Power Apps Patch Function
1:02 Demo of the solution
Shane demonstrates the functionality of his employees SharePoint list in a customized gallery. The favorite color and title fields are able to be edited and saved.
3:03 Create the solution in Power Apps and insert a gallery
A vertical gallery is inserted into the app and the Employees SharePoint list is selected as the data source. The title field is customized to include first and last name. A label is added that displays ‘favorite color’ and a drop down control is inserted. An additional label is added that displays ‘title’ and a text input is inserted.
7:56 Add a save button and use the Patch function
A button is added that allows users to save their changes in the gallery. The Patch function is utilized to update a single record.
11:08 Add an edit/cancel button and use the UpdateContext function
A button is added that users must click in order to be able to edit the gallery. The UpdateContext function is added to the edit button to create a toggle effect. The If function is added to the edit button to allow users to cancel their changes in the gallery.
16:52 Add the UpdateContext function to the save button
Upon clicking the save button, the screen reloads and everything resets.
17:52 Add the Reset function to the edit/cancel button
Upon clicking the cancel button, changes that the user has made that have not been saved are discarded.
19:43 Demo of how to patch a new record
Shane demonstrates the functionality of a button that utilizes the Patch and Default functions to patch a new record.
23:15 Demo of how to write a single record
Shane demonstrates the functionality of an additional button that utilizes the Collect function to write a single record.
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