Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Helper III
Helper III

Add a sort by date option to the browse screen

Hi there,


I have a simple data set showing on the browse screen of my app that already has the default sort ascending descending button, the OnSelect command is UpdateContext({SortDescending1: !SortDescending1}).  I have a text field on the screen that shows the date and time a record was added via the EditScreen and I would like to add a button to allow users to sort by date and time.


The text field that holds the date is named "Body1", so I tried putting "UpdateContext({SortAecending:Body1})" but I get a message saying there are side effects and it cannot be evaluated, does anyone have any advice for me?





Hi @v-monli-msft  and @mdevaney  I am hoping one of you can maybe help me with this question.  The thread is maybe too long now and a bit confusing to review so just to clarify, I want to add a button to my apps BrowseScreen that sorts the records shown by the date field "Body1" in the screen shot attached.  Can you guide me on how best to approach this?





Helper III
Helper III

Hi @v-monli-msft @Delid4ve guys, did you have a chance to look at this one from me?  I am really hoping one of you can help me with it....

this one worked for me but you have to put it on the BrowseGallery1_1. So that will sort that list by date and time no matter what the sorting button does

Hi @Nohaph , thanks for responding to this one!  Can you help me further, when you say "this one worked for me" what are you referring to?



Helpful resources

UG GA Amplification 768x460.png

Launching new user group features

Learn how to create your own user groups today!

Community Connections 768x460.jpg

Community & How To Videos

Check out the new Power Platform Community Connections gallery!

M365 768x460.jpg

Microsoft 365 Collaboration Conference | December 7–9, 2021

Join us, in-person, December 7–9 in Las Vegas, for the largest gathering of the Microsoft community in the world.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (1,408)