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Cross reference to gallery text box from data table

Hi all,

 

I wondering is it possible to pull data from a data table into a text box in a gallery.

 

at the moment I'm using this formula but to no avail. LookUp(AtaPart=TextSearchBox1,Competitor,Blank())

 

Do both data sources need to be the same format i.e. two galleries or two data tables?

 

Please see the image below for a visual representation as to what I want to do.

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ThatAPIGuy
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@Anonymous

Data Table is as such just a representation of a data source.

 

You must have specified some data source for the data table in the Items property , right? This is what you will have to use inyour Lookup Formula in the gallery text box

 

Lookup(DatasourceNameofDatatable, AtaPart=TextSearchBox1.Text,Competitor)

 

I am assuming that the column names AtaPart and Competitor have the same column names in the data source.

 

Hope this helps.


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Concat(Filter(DatasourceNameofDatatable, AtaPart=TextSearchBox1.Text),Competitor&", ")


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ThatAPIGuy
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@Anonymous

Data Table is as such just a representation of a data source.

 

You must have specified some data source for the data table in the Items property , right? This is what you will have to use inyour Lookup Formula in the gallery text box

 

Lookup(DatasourceNameofDatatable, AtaPart=TextSearchBox1.Text,Competitor)

 

I am assuming that the column names AtaPart and Competitor have the same column names in the data source.

 

Hope this helps.


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Anonymous
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@ThatAPIGuy Worked a treat.

 

Thanks a million for your help. Just one last question, is it possible to display more that one result in the text box or will I  need multiple text boxes? I was hoping that formula would pull in all the records when it matched the TextSearchbox.

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ThatAPIGuy
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Glad that it worked.

Lookup will return only the first record that matches the condition. To get all the matching records you need to use Filter.

Try this
Concat(Filter(DatasourceNameofDatatable, AtaPart=TextSearchBox1.Text),Competitor&", "


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ThatAPIGuy
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Concat(Filter(DatasourceNameofDatatable, AtaPart=TextSearchBox1.Text),Competitor&", ")


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Anonymous
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@ThatAPIGuy Thats worked. 

 

Thanks for that. Once last question if you have time.

 

When trying to reverse that function like this Concat(Filter('[dbo].[AirEquivalent]',Competitor=TextSearchBox1.Text),AtaPart&",")

 

I get nothing. Can filters only look to the right like lookups do?

@Anonymous

 

It should have worked. Do you mind sharing the screenshot?


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Anonymous
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Hi,

 

Sorry for the delay I was off sick the past few days. 

 

I did more testing with that formula and I realized it will only work after the full part number is entered. 

 

Thanks again for your help, much appreciated.

 

Regards,

David

If you want the formula to work for partially entered part numbers , you might want to use Search instead of filter

 

Concat(Search('[dbo].[AirEquivalent]',TextSearchBox1.Text,Competitor),AtaPart&",")

 

For search documentation refer this - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/functions/function-filter-lookup

 

Hope this helps.


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Anonymous
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Thanks for letting me know this. I will test it today.

 

Im just working on getting the text from one text box into a search box atm. I want to know if its possible to pull in multiple part numbers and display each part number below that text box. It like a multiple search box.

 

I don't know if you might have a quick solution? Or I should probably open another chat related to this subject.equiv_search_box.png

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