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Manpowerapp
Frequent Visitor

Combo box filtering Sharepoint choice column

 
I'm new to PowerApps and would greatly appreciate assistance with the following challenge;
 
I want to combine my search function with text input and filter by my combo box.
Additionally, I need to filter with multiple combo boxes. However, my table has a choice column, and I'm unable to refer to the combo box due to incompatible data types.
 
Could someone please provide guidance on how to structure the formula correctly?
 
Here is a snippet of code I have attempted; 
Search('Research & Development Portfolio Planning',TextInput1_1.Text,'Project Name')  - Works
Search(Filter([@'Research & Development Portfolio Planning'], 'Portfolio Segment' = PortoBox.Selected.Value) - Incomptiable data type
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BCBuizer
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Hi @Manpowerapp ,

 

For that we can add a second condition that cancels out the first one if true by leveraging the OR ( || ) operator:

 

Search(
	Filter(
		'Research & Development Portfolio Planning', 
		PortoBox.Selected.Value in 'Portfolio Segment'.Value || IsBlank(PortoBox.Selected.Value), 
        CatBox3.Selected.Value in 'Category'.Value || IsBlank(CatBox3.Selected.Value)
	),
	TextInput1_1.Text,
	'Project Name'
)

 



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BCBuizer
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Hi @Manpowerapp ,

 

Since Choice columns are complex columns, they don't contain just a value, but an object. For the filter to work, you need to select the value:

 

Search(
	Filter(
		'Research & Development Portfolio Planning', 
		'Portfolio Segment'.Value = PortoBox.Selected.Value
	),
	TextInput1_1.Text,
	'Project Name'
)


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thank you for responding, however the following error still appears. 

 

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BCBuizer
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Hi @Manpowerapp ,

 

Are multiple selections allow for this Choice type column?

 

If so, use:

Search(
	Filter(
		'Research & Development Portfolio Planning', 
		PortoBox.Selected.Value in 'Portfolio Segment'.Value 
	),
	TextInput1_1.Text,
	'Project Name'
)

 



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Hello, 

 

Thank you very much, this worked! 

How can this be amended to show the complete table with no selection from combo box?

 

I tried to apply the same logic to another combo box, but nothing is return in the data table but no errors appears

 

Search(
	Filter(
		'Research & Development Portfolio Planning', 
		PortoBox.Selected.Value in 'Portfolio Segment'.Value, 
        CatBox3.Selected.Value in 'Category'.Value
	),
	TextInput1_1.Text,
	'Project Name'
)

 

 

 

BCBuizer
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Hi @Manpowerapp ,

 

For that we can add a second condition that cancels out the first one if true by leveraging the OR ( || ) operator:

 

Search(
	Filter(
		'Research & Development Portfolio Planning', 
		PortoBox.Selected.Value in 'Portfolio Segment'.Value || IsBlank(PortoBox.Selected.Value), 
        CatBox3.Selected.Value in 'Category'.Value || IsBlank(CatBox3.Selected.Value)
	),
	TextInput1_1.Text,
	'Project Name'
)

 



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Manpowerapp
Frequent Visitor

I appreciate your support with this.

 

If I could ask to amend the code, as the combo box selection does not support multiple selections.

It only returns the initial and last selected option.

 

Thanks, 

 

BCBuizer
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Hi @Manpowerapp ,

 

The formula is written for a single selection in either of the combo boxes. Can you please elaborate what it is that is not working as desired?



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The objective is to enable a single combo box to filter the data table based on multiple selections. Presently, it only filters one selection per combo box, yet it does cross-filter with other combo boxes.

 

BCBuizer
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Hi @Manpowerapp ,

 

Although possible, this requirement will have a huge negative impact of the performance of your app due to the amount of data processing that is involved. As a result I would advise against this requirement.

 

For a little more background on how to implement this (with a single combobox), check this article: Power Apps: filtering a SharePoint list on a multiple values lookup column using a multiple selectio...



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