The Patch function is one of the most important functions to master when working with Power Apps. It allows you to add or update records within your data source. At some point you’ll realize the form control is a limiting factor within your Power Apps development efforts. You’ll start to see scenarios within your application where a form control just doesn’t cut it. You may need to do some inline editing with a gallery. I like the Patch function so much more than a form control, that I just don’t use the form control anymore. So, stick around all the way through this video and I’ll show you all the ins and outs of using the Patch function and I’ll show you all the cool ways I use it.
The Power Apps Patch function is used to update data in a data source, such as an Excel table, SharePoint list, or SQL database. It allows you to modify existing records and create new ones without having to write any code. This makes it easy for non-developers to quickly make changes and keep their apps up-to-date. The Patch function also enables more sophisticated scenarios like creating parent/child relationships between tables, updating multiple related records with one action, and automatically generating unique IDs for newly created records. To use the Patch function in Power Apps:
And on select of this button is where i would like to call the patch. Function. The syntax is patch
Use the Update function to replace an entire record in a data source. In contrast, the UpdateIf and the Patch functions modify one or more values in a record, leaving the other values alone. For a collection, the entire record must match. Collections allow duplicate records, so multiple records might match.
You can use the power Apps patch function to modify or create a set of records in a data source based on a collection. You can use the collect function to collect data from a collection to a data source, but the collection must have the same names as the columns in the data source.