Updating User returns error

Good Day,

I have a form that allows a “owner” user to create, update and delete other user accounts.

Using codeless logic I am able to add users (using Cloud Code) and delete users. When it comes to updating the user I display all the Users information but not the password. When I click the Update button I receive the following error “Something went wrong. Error: Property ‘password’ is required”.

I am using the “Save to backendless” block which will save the data on the page to the “Users” table.

Will I need to use Cloud Code to update the User or is there another way around this?

Kind Regards

Hello @Donovan_Hardwick

Try using the following block to update the user. Monosnap


Hi @Inna_Shkolnaya

Thank you for the assistance.

I am getting the following error “Server returned: Error: Could not find user by id or identity”, so I tried the following but is still doesn’t work.

  • Property id of page data is the users objectId.
  • Property displayUser of Page data is the form where all the users data is stored.

Kind Regards


Did you set user data (“id” and “displayUser”) to “Page Data” beforehand?



Yes, the objectId is set as the id on the previous page when the “Update” button is clicked. The displayUser property is set on page enter, whereby the details are retrieved and stored in a variable and in return stored in the displayUser property.

App ID: 56447795-182A-D679-FF9E-05029343F800
Page: staffUpdate

The logic is in the create-form component.


Any feedback on this?

Hello @Donovan_Hardwick

Using the Create Object you create a new object with the following properties

  • id
  • object

But the Update User block requires an instance of User where should at least the following property

  • objectId

That’s the reason why you receive this error: Server returned: Error: Could not find user by id or identity

Thank you @vladimir-upirov and @Inna_Shkolnaya

It works!!!

Just one question. Let’s say the “User” table has two schema “nameUser” and “company”, the “company” column is a relation to the Company table that has one schema called “nameCompany”. Now both “nameUser” and “name Workshop” needs to be updated. How do I update the related table information?

I have tried to use the below logic but it does not work, is there a better way to update the related table?

Screenshot 2022-05-03 at 21.03.24

Kind Regards

Hi Donovan,

Not a big deal, I got what you’re talking about, but to add some clarity, the term “schema” is used to identify the structure of a table (or sometimes the entire database). When you refer to a specific property/column, it would be better to use the term “column”.

In your example below:

what is “name Workshop” ? Is it a column for a related table? What specifically needs to be updated? A property in the related table or the actual related object?


Good Day @mark-piller

Thank you for the clarity.

Please ignore the “name Workshop” in my previous message, this should be “nameCompany”.

The User table has a Company table related to it, so I would like to update both the “nameUser” (Text) and “company” (relation to Company table – “nameCompany”(Text) column) columns. So the user will be able to update both the “nameUser” and the “nameCompany” columns after clicking the save button.

Kind Regards

Hello @Donovan_Hardwick!

I’ve put together a list of our database video tutorials to help you with this kind of task.
Please check them out, and if you still have questions, I’ll be happy to answer them:

First Steps - Developing a Basic App with Database Integration
Database Integration - Saving data in the database
Updating an object in Backendless database using Codeless
How to fetch data from the database with related records/objects
How to retrieve related data with a single Codeless API call


Thank you @Alexander_Pavelko

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