Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Advocate II
Advocate II

Concatenating Column Values to String

I am looking for a way to concatenation/join the values of a column from a table to generate a single string of text


Say I had a collection with 3 values in column Result:



  • dog
  • cat
  • bird


I would like to concatenate those values and using semi-colon as a delimiter to create a text value of dog;cat;bird;


I tried using Concat and ForAll but can't seem to find a way to make it work.


Accepted Solutions
Advocate II
Advocate II
Advocate II
Advocate II
Not applicable

I can't access this link! How did you do it!!??


Concat([your table], [your column] & ";")

How do I do this if I don't have any columns?
I have a string "1,2,3,4,5"

I used split to get it into a collection to display in a lisbox. 
Set(itemNumbers, TrimEnds( Split( gallery.Selected.ItemNumbers, ",") ))
I later want to get all the selected items back into a new flat string. Ex: "1,2,5"

How can I do this?

You can try to save your selected Items as a Collection and assisgn a Column Name.

To check, you can add a Label and a Button

then Use this on OnSelect Property of the button (e.g Save Button):

Set(CollectedItems, Concat([your table], [your column] & ","))

On the Label set the Text Property to:



I am trying to do something similar, only my collection includes one or more objects, as the underlying data source is a choice column. For this reason, the proposed code is not working for me:

Set(VarTest, Concat(Collection, ProductName)

The error sais "Invalid argument type (Table). Expecting Text value instead"


How can I generate a string from the content/objects in this collection? 


Have you tried to use ProductName.Value?

Set(VarTest, Concat(Collection, ProductName.Value))


Helpful resources


Experience what’s next for Power Apps

Join us for an in-depth look at the new Power Apps features and capabilities at the free Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event.

Power Apps Community Call

Power Apps Community Call: February

Did you miss the call? Check out the Power Apps Community Call here.

New Power Super Users


We are excited to announce the Power Apps Super Users!

New Badges

New Solution Badges!

Check out our new profile badges recognizing authored solutions!

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (19,372)