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Create Graph to count items in a column

I am using a SharePoint list for my PowerApp and I need to count the number of items in each column. For Example: Column A Cat Dog Dog Cat Mouse I need a pie graph to tell me the number of cats, dogs, and mice in this column. I know I can do this in PowerBI, but the users do not have Power BI licenses. So the BI has to occur in the PowerApp.
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Re: Create Graph to count items in a column

Hello @Anonymous, Let's say this is your collection (named "cc"): ClearCollect(cc, {a:"Cat"},{a:"Dog"},{a:"Dog"},{a:"Cat"},{a:"Mouse"}) In order to generate another collection with number of occurrences (named "col"), you can use the following formula: ClearCollect(col, DropColumns(AddColumns(GroupBy(cc, "a", "g"), "cnt", CountRows(g)), "g")) You can then assign the "col" to your PieChart control and set Labels to a and Series to cnt. Hope this helps.

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Re: Create Graph to count items in a column

Hello @Anonymous, Let's say this is your collection (named "cc"): ClearCollect(cc, {a:"Cat"},{a:"Dog"},{a:"Dog"},{a:"Cat"},{a:"Mouse"}) In order to generate another collection with number of occurrences (named "col"), you can use the following formula: ClearCollect(col, DropColumns(AddColumns(GroupBy(cc, "a", "g"), "cnt", CountRows(g)), "g")) You can then assign the "col" to your PieChart control and set Labels to a and Series to cnt. Hope this helps.

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Re: Create Graph to count items in a column

Does this strategy work when you have a sharepoint list with tens of rows? My example is small, but the SP list will grow to be very large.
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Re: Create Graph to count items in a column

It should. Just update the formulas with your list name and field names

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