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Power Apps: Use Patch To Update and Soft Delete Records [Power Platform Series - Ep. 14]
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Sep 1, 2022 12:00 AM

Power Apps: Use Patch To Update and Soft Delete Records [Power Platform Series - Ep. 14]

by HubSite 365 about Pragmatic Works

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In the 14th episode of Matt’s Power Platform series, he revisits the Patch function from his last video. In the prior video, he shows how you can use Patch ...

A collection in a canvas app is used to store data that you can then tap into throughout your application. In this video, he showcases how to store some pre-made comments that users typically will choose from when filling out a form. This will make the app easier and faster to use for the end user. No more typing in the same comment time after time when making records. Now the user can just check the comments they want and they will populate the form for them.

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Patch function in Power Apps

Modifies or creates one or more records in a data source, or merges records outside of a data source.

Use the Patch function to modify records in complex situations, such as when you do updates that require no user interaction or use forms that span multiple screens.

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