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Create empty collection

Is it possible to create an empty collection?

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RezaDorrani
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Hi @ck25415 

 

ClearCollect(colEmpty,Blank())

 

This will create a empty collection with a column called "Value"

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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hnguy71
Helper V
Helper V

You can create a collection with no data if that's what you need. For example:

ClearCollect(SampleCollection,
{
    Field1: Blank(),
    Field2: Blank()
});
RezaDorrani
Dual Super User II
Dual Super User II

Hi @ck25415 

 

ClearCollect(colEmpty,Blank())

 

This will create a empty collection with a column called "Value"

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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seadude
Memorable Member
Memorable Member

Hi @ck25415 ,
For an absolutely blank Collection, you can do ClearCollect(colTestBlank, {}). The results of this one are:

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v-yutliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @ck25415 ,

Could you describe more clearly about the empty collection's structure?

Does the collection have fields?

Which do you extrally want

1)have fields with empty value?

2)have no field?

3)something else?

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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@RezaDorrani Thanks, that worked. I tried ClearCollect(emptyCol,"") and other suggestions from this post but the count  showed 1 even though there are no items in the collection.

NatEvansIT
Frequent Visitor

I wasn't sure what the official resolved resolution for this question was but I managed to work out how to create the default table layout I wanted and then to make sure it was empty. Posting here in case it helps others 🙂

 

//Create a Collection (table) that has column headers of SwitchID, SwitchModel, SwitchValue, SwitchPort, ConnectedDevicePort

ClearCollect(COL_SwitchHierachy,

{SwitchID: "",
SwitchModel: "",
SwitchValue: "",
SwitchPort: "",
ConnectedDevicePort: ""});

//The above creates a blank row, I want an empty table so I next clear the collection but keep the column headers

Clear(COL_SwitchHierachy)

 

 

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