EditForm

How to Use the Power Fx EditFormĀ  Function in Power Apps

What is the Power Fx EditForm Function?

The Power Fx EditForm function is a versatile tool that allows users to create forms for editing data records in a data source. This feature comes in handy when you want to create a user interface for editing data in your app. The EditForm function is designed to be used with a data source that has one or more editable fields.

How to Use the Power Fx EditForm Function

Using the Power Fx EditForm function in Power Apps is relatively straightforward. Follow the steps below to create a form that can be used to edit records in a data source.

Step 1: Create a New App

To get started, you need to create a new app in Power Apps. If you don’t know how to do this, follow these simple steps:

1. Log in to your Power Apps account.

2. Click on the “Create” button on the left-hand side of the screen.

3. Select “Canvas app from blank”.

Step 2: Add a Data Source

Once you have created a new app, the next step is to add a data source. You can do this by following these steps:

1. Click on the “Data sources” tab on the left-hand side of the screen.

2. Click on the “Add data source” button.

3. Select the data source you want to use from the list of available options.

4. Follow the prompts to connect the data source to your app.

Step 3: Add an EditForm Control

Once you have connected your data source to your app, the next step is to add an EditForm control. Here’s how to do it:

1. Click on the “Insert” tab on the left-hand side of the screen.

2. Select “Forms” from the list of available options.

3. Click on the “EditForm” control and drag it onto the canvas.

Step 4: Configure the EditForm Control

After adding the EditForm control, you need to configure it to work with your data source. Follow these steps to do it:

1. Click on the EditForm control to select it.

2. In the “Properties” pane on the right-hand side of the screen, select the “DataSource” property.

3. Select the data source you want to use from the list of available options.

4. In the “Fields” property, select the fields you want to display in the form.

Step 5: Add Other Controls to the Form

Once you have added the EditForm control and configured it to work with your data source, the next step is to add other controls to the form. These controls will be used to display additional information or allow the user to interact with the data in some way.

1. Click on the “Insert” tab on the left-hand side of the screen.

2. Select the type of control you want to add from the list of available options.

3. Drag the control onto the canvas and position it as desired.

4. Use the “Properties” pane to configure the control as needed.

Step 6: Save and Test

The final step is to save your app and test the form. Here’s how to do it:

1. Click on the “File” tab on the left-hand side of the screen.

2. Click on the “Save” button to save your changes.

3. Click on the “Preview” button to test the form.

The Power Fx EditForm function is a powerful tool that allows users to create forms for editing data records in a data source. With a little bit of practice, you can use this function to create custom interfaces for editing data in your app. We hope this article has provided you with the information you need to get started with the Power Fx EditForm function in Power Apps.

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