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Exclamation Point vs. Period

Sorry - this is probably a really simple question that I just can't seem to summon the correct Google-fu to answer.

 

What is the difference between the ! and the . in PowerApps?  I've seen statements similar to both below and can't discern the difference in funtion:

 

Collect(Examples, Example!Text)

Collect(Examples, Example.Text)
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@Conan

 

I checked it out on a test app. I noticed that ! was automatically turned into .

 

So doesn't seem to be any difference.

 

Hope this was helpful. Let me know if you have any issues with it.

 


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@Conan

 

I checked it out on a test app. I noticed that ! was automatically turned into .

 

So doesn't seem to be any difference.

 

Hope this was helpful. Let me know if you have any issues with it.

 


Vivek Bavishi aka That API Guy
PowerApps and Flow MVP
Blog | Twitter | YouTube | Community Profile | GitHub



If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Confirming what @ThatAPIGuy said - there's no difference at all. In the first few versions of PowerApps the property selector operator was the '!' character, but many people felt that the '.' would be better, which is why the change was made. Any document that once was created using the '!' operator, once it's opened in a recent version of PowerApps, will have it replaced by '.'.

 

Moving forward, please only use the '.' operator. It's possible that the support for '!' will be removed in the future.

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