We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza!
One of the first challenges I faced with my Power App was the Form Mode. I created the app based off my Common Data Service data. So this automatically created a Gallery page, a view page, and an edit page.
Of course as I am working away and testing sparingly, I rename pages and change navigation links and forget what things used to be. So I was struggling with why I was putting data into this form that was not saving. Then I noticed that the data was saving on that form but the form was not clearing. I was trying many different ways to clear the form or make sure it was submitting.
Finally I realized the issue was that I was using an Edit form not a New form. To check this, select the Form and review the properties. Then you can change the Display Mode to either New (create a new form, submit at the end), Edit (change an existing record), or View (look at data).
I would then recommend you re-name everything to fit with the form label. This will keep you less confused. You will notice I did not do that in my screenshot because I enjoy making my life just a bit harder for myself each day.
This was a small, quick change but it resolved several issues. I included a few forms so after discovering this setting I was able to easily verify all were set up as I wanted them to be.
Tune in tomorrow to learn about other silly mistakes I made on this Power App and how you can avoid them yourself!