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Equation for Sharepoint Search function

Just had a quick question about the Sharepoint search function. When I connect an app with Excel there is this search function: SortByColumns(Search(Table1, TextSearchBox1.Text, "Names",,"Names", If(SortDescending1, Descending, Ascending))  This function allows me to add as much search information as I need. So far I have Names as the only one, but I know I can keep adding more which is great. 

 

Now when I add a data sourse through SharePoint I have to use an equation simular to this one: 

SortByColumns(
Filter(SharePointList, StartsWith(Names, TextSearchBox1.Text)),
"Names",
If(SortDescending1, Descending, Ascending))

When I want to keep adding more search functions it does not work, is there a way to be able to add more search options like with the excel data equation? When I try adding more it just turns this into an error. 

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Re: Equation for Sharepoint Search function

Hi Shawn,

 

I know the post is a littlbe bit older, but anyways. I had a similiar issue and it took me quite some time to figure out how to handle it. There's some kind of difference to the excel, but at the end, I found the solution:

 

SortByColumns(Search('sharepointlist';TextSearchBox1.Text;"columnA";"columnB";"columnC");"columnA";If(SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending))

 

The part with the if you don't need as I have the sorting button on my form. I hope it helps.

 

Best regards,

Florian

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Re: Equation for Sharepoint Search function

Hi @ShawnLJ,

 

To achieve this, you also need to use Search function in sharepoint list instead of filter. For your reference:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/tutorials/function-filter-lookup/

 

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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Re: Equation for Sharepoint Search function

Hi Shawn,

 

I know the post is a littlbe bit older, but anyways. I had a similiar issue and it took me quite some time to figure out how to handle it. There's some kind of difference to the excel, but at the end, I found the solution:

 

SortByColumns(Search('sharepointlist';TextSearchBox1.Text;"columnA";"columnB";"columnC");"columnA";If(SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending))

 

The part with the if you don't need as I have the sorting button on my form. I hope it helps.

 

Best regards,

Florian

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