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Accessing a specific record by position

Maybe it's just so obvious that I can't find the way, but is there a way to access a specific row within a collection, table or gallery.. not with First, Lookup/Search, etc.

Let's say I want to hot "row 5".

Is it just me or there's no clean way to do it?

 

 

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Re: Accessing a specific record by position

Hi @ZePowerDiver 

To access a specific record by position, we can use the Last/FirstN technique.

The formula would look something like this:

 

Last(FirstN(YourCollection,5))

The FirstN function would return the first 5 rows, and the Last function would then retrieve the 5th row. You can wrap YourCollection inside a call to SortByColumns to implement a specific sort sequence.

 

 

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Re: Accessing a specific record by position

Hi @ZePowerDiver 

To access a specific record by position, we can use the Last/FirstN technique.

The formula would look something like this:

 

Last(FirstN(YourCollection,5))

The FirstN function would return the first 5 rows, and the Last function would then retrieve the 5th row. You can wrap YourCollection inside a call to SortByColumns to implement a specific sort sequence.

 

 

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Re: Accessing a specific record by position

cool trick, thanks Tim!

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