#PowerApps #PowerAppsForms
In this video I show you a quick tip on how to use a function to switch your PowerApps Form Mode between New and Edit. This enables you to cut down on the number of screens and form controls by using the same screen to handle new item and existing item inputs.

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19 Comments
  1. Vuong Luu 3 years ago

    Thank you for putting up this tutorial. 🙂 Learnt sth new about PowerApps !

  2. PB Smoothie 2 years ago

    I recreated this and ran into an issue. I needed to add a formula to the Item property of the Form. For e.g., if my gallery name is Gallery1, then in the form's item property, I had to add: Gallery1.Selected otherwise the EditForm control would not work.

  3. Vicki Scarpato 2 years ago

    April, thanks for this! I am now using this functionality in an App I'm working on. I ran into a bit of a snag, wanting to pre-populate the "Title" field in a new Form submission. I posted to the PowerApps community here: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Discussion/New-Form-submission-error-default-value-for-a-required-field/m-p/302541 with details and photos. I feel like it's something simple that I'm overlooking! Do you have any suggestions? THANK YOU for these great tutorials.

  4. Tarek Serageldin 2 years ago

    I like your videos ideas, please continue making more of them..

  5. Rafael Navarro 2 years ago

    What is the Select(Parent) ?

  6. Duranthium 2 years ago

    Can you produce a walk through of this process more geared towards beginners? This skips some steps that prevent me from implementing the functionality, and yours is the only video I've found that even covers this material.

  7. shraddha patel 1 year ago

    Awesome Video, hope it worked for me, i did exactly and it give me an error on the visible formula, this rule creates a circular reference between properties, which is not allowed. A property cannot reference itself or other properties affected by its value.
    Other question how different would it be if I don't want a new form I only need edit, I have a customized new form where I use patch.

  8. Shema Jacob 1 year ago

    When '+' is clicked,how will it navigate to edit screen without Navigation function?

  9. Sharath Kumar 1 year ago

    Cant we activate New & Edit both option in single button?

  10. William Loveless 1 year ago

    When I click the arrow to edit, it takes me to the new screen, but the form (already filled out with the current selection's info) does not show up.

  11. Thank you April. My form is a complex one with multiple screens. This is a very handy tip indeed.

  12. Hi April,
    Can you do this for gallery? I have a use case where i have two cascading gallery. I want to be able to save those selected items and then when i clock on the arrow to edit. The selected items will still be ones you selected when saved?

    I would love your help if its possible Thanks

  13. Thanks a lot for this video. It was very helpful.
    But I need to do something else at my form, jump to next ou prev data at my form. How can I do that? Ex.: I my seeing my third client data, I'd like to jump to my forth client data at my form without a gallery. Just with buttons "next" or "prev".
    Thanks again

  14. Tibby 8 months ago

    Thank you. I am running 3 forms and at the end all three are submitted with the patch command. When I select and item from the gallery i see it in read only (OK), hen I hit the pen Icon (same as your right arrow) to edit the first page , but then I then have to navigate to the second screen, and from here it starts to think its a new record, so when I hit submit at the end on page 3 the patch code uploads as a new and duplicate record. Should I be placing your code or a variation at the pen icon? thanks Tim

  15. krushnc97 8 months ago

    Hi April this was very helpful, i do have a question on a bit different scenario I have one table i am pulling information in Power apps i want to select that record and have to option when i submit i can submit as update to fields in that record or use some fields from that selected record and submit that as new record in same table. let me know if you have any suggestions.

  16. Vikram Reddy 8 months ago

    Hi April, when I deploy my solution from my dev Instance to other instances like Test Or UAT, the data cards and formatting are reset. Is there any way to prevent this?

  17. RAJnesh THAKUR 7 months ago

    I would like to have video for new people to start with Power App

  18. Monojit Paul 4 months ago

    Thanks for this video. Can I use same button to navigate the screen either in Edit or Add mode

  19. Andrew Cunning 4 months ago

    Can you create a video on how to create dropdowns in the edit forms? They always default to text boxes and I've been trying to figure out how to get them to be dropdowns. I have it working but the dropdowns don't actually update the data table.

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