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Bluenose
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Create a Collection from a Texbox String

Hi,

I have a requirement to create a collection from a textbox. For example, the text in the textbox would look something like this:

RP1234 | RP1235 | RP1236. All items are separated by the "|" character. I've tried using the Split() function but cannot get it to work!

 

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Bluenose

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RandyHayes
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@Bluenose 

So many choices!!

 

My added bit would be to deal with the spaces outside of the split.

ClearCollect(yourCollection, 
    ForAll(Split(Label11.Text, "|"), Trim(Result))
)

 

Or, to reduce the overhead of the heavy-weight collection which is not needed (unless you have some need to perform add/remove/update functions on the results):

Set(splitItems, 
    ForAll(Split(Label11.Text, "|"), Trim(Result))
)

 

As @JR-BejeweledOne pointed out, you don't need to duplicate it into a collection - it can simply be used on any control that has an Items property.

 

@Nogueira1306 Your ForAll is used backward - ForAll is a function that produces a table.  It takes two parameters, the table to iterate over and the schema for the record to be produced.  In your formula, your Collect statement is returning a table of the collection and putting it in each iteration in a Value column as the result of the ForAll.

Also since if no column is specified, then Value will be assumed - there is no need to specify the Value column.

The above formulas both produce tables that have a Value column (because it is not specified).

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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JR-BejeweledOne
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You would use Split(TextBoxX.Text, "|") and then use the Result.

 

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rubin_boer
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hi @Bluenose as per @JR-BejeweledOne wrap it all into that collection of yours ClearCollect(_yourCollection,Split("RP1234 | RP1235 | RP1236","|").Result) 😉

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Abhilash_Swain
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Hi @Bluenose ,
Please use this formula in a  Button > On Select Property
ClearCollect(testcollect, Split(Label7.Text,"|")) for Label control 
ClearCollect(testcollect, Split(TextInput1.Text,"|")) for text control

 

 

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ForAll(Split(Label11.Text, " | "),
Collect(CollectionTest,{Value: Result}))

 

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RandyHayes
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@Bluenose 

So many choices!!

 

My added bit would be to deal with the spaces outside of the split.

ClearCollect(yourCollection, 
    ForAll(Split(Label11.Text, "|"), Trim(Result))
)

 

Or, to reduce the overhead of the heavy-weight collection which is not needed (unless you have some need to perform add/remove/update functions on the results):

Set(splitItems, 
    ForAll(Split(Label11.Text, "|"), Trim(Result))
)

 

As @JR-BejeweledOne pointed out, you don't need to duplicate it into a collection - it can simply be used on any control that has an Items property.

 

@Nogueira1306 Your ForAll is used backward - ForAll is a function that produces a table.  It takes two parameters, the table to iterate over and the schema for the record to be produced.  In your formula, your Collect statement is returning a table of the collection and putting it in each iteration in a Value column as the result of the ForAll.

Also since if no column is specified, then Value will be assumed - there is no need to specify the Value column.

The above formulas both produce tables that have a Value column (because it is not specified).

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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