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Azure SQL Connector - TEXT Column = operator Error since 10th July 19

Hi all,


We are using TEXT data types in a SQL Server table (we know this is deprecated - its a legacy thing) and since the 10th July any "=" comparison has started throwing an unspecified error:  "An error occured on the server. Server Response: Not a valid connector Error response."


We created a new table in another Test DB and confirmed the issue.


In the image attached the first 2 Gallery's are Filtered on the same columns in 2 separate databases but both columns are TEXT in the 3rd Gallery the Filter is on a varchar(255) column.


Thanks in advance,



Solution Specialist
Solution Specialist

Hi @bce ,


Have you checked on  other exisiting apps?

Can you please try to:

1. Refresh your data source inside the app.
View > Data Sources  > Horizontal ellipsis on the Data source > Refresh

2. Check the status and fix  the connection in the Connection List.

File > i(will open a new tab) > check status if connected



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Hi K-A-R-L,


Thanks for responding. Yes we have 🙂 We have also created a new table in an another DB and added a column with a TEXT datatype. We created a new test app to check with and the issue is the same. 


This was working perfectly for months and months and just started occuring yesterday.


Its not just one app or one DB or one connector in one Environment so it sure looks like a platform issue.






Community Support
Community Support

Hi @bce ,

Crrently, I could not reproduce your issue on my side. Recently, there are also some unknown issue with the Azure SQL Server connector in PowerApps.

The user @MrMarshall has faced similar issue with you, please check the following thread:

Now the issue seems to be fixed, please consider try it on your side, check if the issue is solved.


In addition, please consider remove the Text type column from your SQL Table, instead, add a varchar(255) type column in your SQL Table to store the data, then check if the issue is solved.


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Hi Kris,


Thanks for following up. I checked the link and this is unfortunately unrelated (our issue is not with triggers).

The issue does not occur with varchar(max) only with text. We know text is deprecated but we have to use it in this DB for legacy reasons. The connector doco does still include text as a valid data type:


We have opened a ticket and it has been referred to the engineering team for review. We are working around the problem using StartsWith() which thankfully is delegable.


Will post back if (or when) the engineering guys come back.






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