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Nix23
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Between times Filter not working

I am trying to only show items  within today  if the start time and end time is today since this is being displayed on Sharepoint. 

the gallery does not change no matter if i use Now as well which i think should work. 

 

Sort(Filter('PTO Calendar', 'Start Time' <=Today() && 'End Time' >=Today()), SortOrder.Descending)

 

 

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In these kinds of cases I would use label debugging as a start. 

Create labels in your gallery that are each part of your formula, ie one for IsToday('Start Time') etc. although its pretty clear in this case that the issue is delegation - as shown by the blue lines:

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Also, just wanted to double-check, you only want items that BOTH start and end today? Or do you want items their EITHER Start Today or End Today? I would think the latter, in which case your formula needs to use the OR function || instead of &&.

 

...and If I had to think about it, I'd say you probably wanted only items where Today falls within the range of Start Time and End Time yeah?

 

I would also not use the IsToday function - this is not a delegable function with Dates - Date fields are delegable to some degree now, but not with Time unless the item's time is exactly the same as only the = function currently works.

 

Here's how I would solve this:

 

Create a new number column for each date that uses the format yyyymmddhhmm - that way you can compare them as number fields using either < or > or =

 

So I created a new SharePoint list, created two date fields with times, then created two new columns (one for each date, and had them set as above, then altered the formula to find any entries where Now() exists between these two dates:
(EDIT: used Now() instead of Today() and made the range include all items in the 24h period of Today)

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Confirmed this only showed items that had a range that included today by adding entries with dates after today and at midnight tonight:

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Here's the formula, you may want to choose another column to SortByColumns:

 

 

 

SortByColumns(
    Filter(DateDelegationTest,

           // Start time is before end of today

           StartTimeNumber <= Value(Text(Now(), "[$-en-GB]yyyymmdd" & "2359"))
           &&

           // End Time is either after today or Is Today

           EndTimeNumber >= Value(Text(Now(), "[$-en-GB]yyyymmdd" & "0000"))
    ),
    "ID", Descending
)

 

 

 


 

Then when creating any new items, we'd have it fill the number value of Start Time or End Time into the field automatically:

Value(Text(StartTimeControlName.Text, "[$-en-GB]yyyymmddhhmm"))

 

 

 

Let me know if that works out for you and if there's any other limitations or specifics you want around the dates,

 

 

Cheers!

Sancho


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Keith-Whatling
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Looks like its a logic issue as the 'start time' is less than or equal to and the 'End Time' is greater than or equal to.

 

So try that:

Sort(Filter('PTO Calendar', 'Start Time' >=Today() && 'End Time' <=Today()), SortOrder.Descending)

 

I would also say that Today() should be stored in a variable as it will help with delegation.

Now it brings nothing back from the list so i must be missing something else since that is coming from a SharePoint List 

SeanHenderson
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Hi @Nix23 

If you want it to show only if start time and end time are both today then use:

Sort(Filter('PTO Calendar', IsToday('Start Time') && IsToday('End Time'), SortOrder.Descending)

 

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That trows errors that the filter is not closed and no matter where i put the closing )  it still errors  

Sorry, I left out a bracket, my bad.

I get delegation warnings, but not errors.

Can you please share your formula, with the errors?

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i am Getting a message that the thisitem.Title from the SharePoint list

 

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Your Sort currently says "SorSort"

Fixed that and now its blank and i know there are items in the list with a Start Date and End date.  

 I can only guess it does not like the format of the date/Time  in the list but not 100% that's it. 

 

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Sharepoint dates were meant to be delectable by now but alas are not.

What I would suggest is a mod to your data source to have a column named Day and write today() in that column when the record is created. Either that or use Flow to do it.

That way you can just call today to return the records then sort. I would also say collect the data before you sort too.

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