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mattmalone
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Delegation - Filter by Date if Date =>Today()

Hi all,

 

I've read through many of the different delegation threads, tutorials, videos and tried several workarounds but I'm still not getting what I need.

 

Information for you:

SharePoint List is 5000+ records of "Delivery Dates" for customers. Of these records, only 87+ are either today or in the future. So there is definitely a case for my being able to bring in only the records for today and the future and then filter.

 

My App is only going to be concerned with those 87+ records for my delivery drivers. Any record where 'Start Date' >= Today() wins, where I then Filter by Date Selection tool, etc.

 

I've looked at creating a Flow using HTTP protocols (but got lost in that), created DateAsNumber calculated columns in the SharePoint list and then put a variable of today's date as a string to filter that way (that was one of the work arounds I researched) but just cannot find the quick an

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v-monli-msft
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Hi @mattmalone ,

 

Sorry but if you want to filter with Date and Time column, then there will be the delegation issue. Date and Time cannot be delegated either with Filter or Lookup function, and Search only works with strings column. 

Capture.JPG

 

As a workaround, you could load the SharePoint list to a collection in PowerApps, and then use the collection as the data source.

 

Regards,

Mona

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Hi @v-monli-msft ,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Reading your response, I saw the delegation will work with a number. So what I have done as a workaround is converted Today() as a number and created a calculated column in SharePoint that has the same number format that converts the delivery date column [Start Time] into the number.

 

However, the error message that I am now getting from PowerApps is that the two data types are different. It's treating the calculated column from Sharepoint as Text and the Variable as a Number.

Please see my methodology below and let me know where I'm going wrong.

This is the App Variable that I created to convert today's date into a number formatThis is the App Variable that I created to convert today's date into a number format

 

Above is a screenshot of the Variable titled varDateTodayAsNumber that converts the date into a number format. Result is displayed.

 

 

App Sharepoint Calculated Column Settings.JPG

This is the formula and settings for the SharePoint Calculated Column for each entry.

 

App Sharepoint Result from Calculated Column.JPG

 

Above is the visual result of the SharePoint formula. Shows it as a number format (today being the 6th of December, 2019 and is in the same format as the PowerApps Variable.)

 

App Filter for Deliveries Todayt.JPG

The Filter Formula after all of the above - still calls out the number as a Delegation warning from SharePoint even though it's a number value in SharePoint.

 

I understand the point of delegation, but I'm really struggling to understand where I'm going wrong here.

 

 



@mattmalone 

 

Calculated columns are not understood by flow or Power Apps

 

Your best bet will be to create a Number field and populate the date value into this field or item added/updated

 

Check my Video blog series on delegation with respect to date column

youtube.com/watch?v=eCMuXPI1Qok&list=PLTyFh-qDKAiE6ia-D94Qk5-AzpN4dqOmD&index=2

 

My Video Blog series on delegation -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwiErbYtRdA&list=PLTyFh-qDKAiE6ia-D94Qk5-AzpN4dqOmD

 

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Thank you Reza. This was so useful for the project I am doing right now even though the post is 3 years old! Brilliant detailed videos

Thank you Reza, this solution is so far the best I've seen on the issue of resolving date and time delegation issues.

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