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Canvas app - Cannot extract value of the field in Datatable lookup field - instead I'm only seeing GUID


I have a table with a lookup Field "subtitle2" which is referring to different table, In Power apps I can only see GUID, how can I show value, which is text:



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Hey @Z_Lukowski ,


In order to get the attributes of the lookup field (lookup to another table). Firstly you need to search through the reference table and compare it's ID column to the ThisItem.Subtitle2.RandomTableToDelete, this will help you get that particular record you're looking for and then you can get any property of that record using the '.' operator.



1. For Search, use the "LookUp" function.


LookUp(SubTitle2,'Column Name from Subtitle 2 name that contains guid' = ThisItem.SubTitle2.RandomtabletoDelete)


2. Now, use the '.' operator to get the property you want to display.

LookUp(SubTitle2,'Column Name from Subtitle 2 name that contains guid' = ThisItem.SubTitle2.RandomtabletoDelete).Nameofcolumnthatcontainsthenamevalue


Hope this helps 🙂



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The solution you provided did not compile, instead I've used something like this:


LookUp(RandomtabletoDeletes, (cr437_randomtabletodeleteid=ThisItem.SubTitle2.RandomtabletoDelete),Name)

It worked fine while displaying the data but after Ive used filter option the GUID changed to "Object object")

So something is still not compiling correctly...


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