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Error adding optionset to collection

ClearCollect(varStatusDropdown, {Values: "All"});
Collect(varStatusDropdown, {Values:'OneEng Candidates'.GeneralStatus})


{Values:'OneEng Candidates'.GeneralStatus} is returning a table and inserting it into the "Values" column. Whereass "All" is just a text field, so I understand the error.


How do I add the options on an optionset to a collection? 

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Impactful Individual

Concat() them and when u unpack them, Split() them

ClearCollect(varStatusString, {Test:Concat(varStatus, Result & ", ")});


That turns it into a string:


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 ClearCollect(varStatusList, Split(varStatusString.Test, ","))


That is returning an error, saying its a datatype table. I thought .Test would return a string? 

Edit- Nevermind, I needed to select the first Item in the table and then access the Value. I was trying to access the .Test which returned a column (ie table)

Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

is that what you wanted

Hi @morall :

Is your problem solved?

If you have found a solution, please consider accept it as the solution to help others.

In addition,this problem can also be solved using forall


ForAll(varStatus,Collect(varStatusDropdown, {Values:Result })


I think this link will help you a lot:

Best Regards,


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