Power Apps Patch Function Examples For Every SharePoint Column Type

Power Apps Patch Function Examples For Every SharePoint Column Type



Welcome to my mini-guide on using the Power Apps Patch Function with SharePoint.

Inside you will find examples of how to patch every SharePoint column type. Each page contains code and visuals to show what the code is doing. COPY + PASTE code from the guide into your own app.  Just change the datasource name and column names to match your own.



Power Apps Patch function examples by SharePoint column type:



There is no way to PATCH these column types:

  • Calculated Column
  • External Data Column
  • Location Column




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Ryan
Ryan
2 years ago

Hi Matt,
Thanks to this tutorial I just patched to a lookup column for the first time! Next, I’m wondering if it is possible to collect to a lookup column when collecting a whole collection to a datasource (eg. Collect(Datasource, Collection)
Is it possible?

Sudheer
Sudheer
2 years ago

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the article. Can you please share how to work and store Managed Meta data columns using Power apps.

Kiki
Kiki
2 years ago

Can you please share tips on how to patch gallery selection that has a nested gallery?

OlaH
2 years ago

Hi Matt
Thank you for this invaluable resource that helped and developed my knowledge.

I’m stuck when it comes to merging two collections, from two Sharepoint lists that contain students’ test results. It’s about how I handle columns with the same name. The key is upn, but then there are also the students’ names, school and class.
Dropcolumns, showcolumns?

Stefan
Stefan
2 years ago

Hi, is there a way to change the First Published Date for News?
We are transferring lots of News to a new Sharepoint and we want them to have the correct Publish date but this not editable.

Thanks

Justin David
Justin David
1 year ago

Good Evening @Matthew

Thanks for the write up tell me how would i go about adding a event created to a outlook calendar?

Sean Douglas
Sean Douglas
1 year ago

“PATCH A SharePoint Image Column” seems incomplete or just does not work. Do you have any pointers or further explanation on that solution?

Darren Neese
1 year ago

Now give me the same list for those of us who might be using Dataverse! 😂

StefWS
StefWS
10 months ago

Ho do I patch a lookup column to my sharepoint list. Not the lookup’d column itself. I have a main SPList with lookup columns. I populated dropdowns with the secondary lists (because I can’t sort lookup column directly). Now I want to patch my selected choice (from the secondary list) into my main list, but this gives an error since the data types don’t match.

Brock
Brock
10 months ago

I’m struggling with patching a Person column, I’ve always used the formula you list out in your Patch the SharePoint Person column page and it has always worked flawlessly, but now I have an application I am building where it just simply will not work, and I cannot work out why. I get the error “Missing column. Your formula is missing a column ‘Email’ with a type of ‘Text’. (which it is not, this exact formula works if I copy paste it into another application that does this same patch function)

Any ideas?

Brian Scott
Brian Scott
9 months ago

Just wondering how to trap an error if the column is set to “Enforce Unique Values” –

Aamir
Aamir
5 months ago

Hi Matt, I’m kind of stuck – I’m trying do calculations on the Total Field (type: number) – what I’m trying to achieve is Sum of all subject on the Total Field. When I patch only the Total Filed calculated value doesn’t get patched.

Note: I have grid like experience so that on one go we can enter values for multiple students and I’m storing everything inside a collection and then patching collection to the SP list on click of a button

cedric
cedric
4 months ago

Hi Matt,
I would like to patch the name of a File via PowerApps to a SharePoint Library, is there some special trick?, just getting errors that the data i’m trying to change is read only, althougt its not read only.

Nani
Nani
4 months ago

Hi Matt, my patch function does not work, it is still patching even the SP column is set to required.

Nani
Nani
4 months ago

Hi Matt,

Good day!

I have an PowerApp that uses SPO List as a backend, I set some columns on the list to be required. Then on the PowerApps I used the patch function to save it to the list, however even the the control (txtVendor.Text) is empty the Patch Function still save it to the list. I’m trying to catch the error using the artcile you have shared Power Apps Patch Function Error Handling – Matthew Devaney.

Jay
Jay
2 months ago

Hi Matt,

Always enjoy your blogs, super helpful. I have a SharePoint list that has more than 70 fields. To patch the list, I know I will need to patch all items one by one. If I use submit form, I can submit it in one click but it has its drawback. Is there a faster way to Patch a long SharePoint list?