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Errors function not recognizing SQL table as a datasource

If I type in the Errors function and look at the auto suggestions, I see my datasources.

I can click on a datasource and it auto-fills it into the Errors(...) function, but the function says it's an invalid name.

Any suggestions? Datasource is an azure hosted sql table, if that matters. Thanks

 

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Power Apps Staff Hemanth
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Re: Errors function not recognizing datasource

It could be an issue with the way intellisense is substituting your selection. PowerApps folks have to look into that substitution issue. Can you try surrounding the datasource name with single quotes like this: Errors('[dbo].[datasourceName]')

The intellisense should have replaced the name with quotes to begin with.

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Re: Errors function not recognizing datasource

Hi @dave-jorgensen,

 

When using a SharePoint connection, I do not get this error in Errors function. Would you please also test with other connectors to see if the issue is related only to SQL connection?

 

Regards,

Mona

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Re: Errors function not recognizing datasource

Hi Mona.

I don't use any sharepoint connections. The only connections I use is to sql databases hosted on azure. I'm not sure why you would try to reproduce using a sharepoint connection, not why you would ask me to test using a sharepoint connection. I'm trying to get it to work for a sql database connection.

 

Can you try and replicate the problem with a sql connection and let me know if you see the same results?

Re: Errors function not recognizing datasource

Any further information on sql as a datasource for the errors function?

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Power Apps Staff Hemanth
Power Apps Staff

Re: Errors function not recognizing datasource

It could be an issue with the way intellisense is substituting your selection. PowerApps folks have to look into that substitution issue. Can you try surrounding the datasource name with single quotes like this: Errors('[dbo].[datasourceName]')

The intellisense should have replaced the name with quotes to begin with.

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Re: Errors function not recognizing datasource

I tried adding the quotes. 

Errors function give the following error:

"the property expects text values, but this rule produces incompatible table values "

 

I'll add this as a bug.

Power Apps Staff Hemanth
Power Apps Staff

Re: Errors function not recognizing datasource

"the property expects text values, but this rule produces incompatible table values " - This is not reported by the errors function. Where ever you are using the Errors Function that particular property is expecting text values. YOu can do First(Errors('data Source')).Message

Re: Errors function not recognizing datasource

Thanks Hemanth, you're right.

earlier suggestion of adding quotes works. 

I'll mark as answer (the adding the quotes) since that was the real solution to the problem of powerapps not adding sql datasource properly from intellisense.

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