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Timm1
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Exclude departments from department search. and users from a user search field

Hi there.  I have an org chart that I have built. When searching for departments, it lists all departments. How do I exclude one or more departments from the dropdown?   The formula for the dropdown is  

Sort(Distinct(Filter(Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm:"", top: 600}),Len(Department) > 0),Department),Result,Ascending)

 

This is working great.  But I want to exclude a "Vendor and a Museum" department from this dropdown.  

 

I also have another field to search specific employees and would like to exclude a few employees as well.  The formula for that field is 

Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm:cmbName.SearchText,top:600})

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

 

Thank you!

Tim 

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Rusk
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Hi @Timm1 

 

Try adding that requirement into your Filter formula.  In this case, you want to filter using "Not" or <>.  Something like this:

Sort(Distinct(Filter(Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm:"", top: 600}), Len(Department) > 0 && Department <> "Vendor and a Museum"),Department),Result,Ascending)

 

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Rusk
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Hi @Timm1 

 

Try adding that requirement into your Filter formula.  In this case, you want to filter using "Not" or <>.  Something like this:

Sort(Distinct(Filter(Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm:"", top: 600}), Len(Department) > 0 && Department <> "Vendor and a Museum"),Department),Result,Ascending)

 

That did it!  Thank you so much!  

How about excluding out of a people search field.  There may be quite a few I need to exclude so any wildcard characters would be great.  Like for example, everyone with the name tech_ in front of their name. 

Below is my formula. 

Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm:cmbName.SearchText,top:600})

 

Thanks again for the first fix.  Works great. 

Rusk
Super User
Super User

For that, you can use StartsWith for your filter:

 

Filter(Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm: cmbName.SearchText, top: 600}), Not(StartsWith(DisplayName, "tech_")))

 

Please don't forget to mark this or my previous reply as a solution to help others find it in the future!  Also, I like green check marks 🤣

That works as well. One more question. I have a lot of user's that don't have a direct report. I would like to exclude them from showing up.  Can I have something that will filter only people with managers/direct reports?

 

Timm1
Helper V
Helper V

Thank you Rusk for all of your help.  

Rusk
Super User
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You're welcome!  Happy Power App'ing ^___^

Sorry I missed this question.  For this, the answer is maybe.  Is that displayed anywhere in the data you are referencing?  Like is there a column for their manager / direct report?

No worries.  Yes - We have all of the users with managers in AD.  I would like to filter out all of the users with NO managers.  

This is working great. 

Not(StartsWith(DisplayName, "tech_")))

But I can narrow it way down if I can not show users with managers. 

 

Thank you so much!

 

 

@Timm1 

 

How does a manager appear in your data?  For example, is there a column where there is a direct report?  I'll need to know that to provide a better formula example.  But, lets assume there's a column named "directreport", which is blank if there is none.  You can use:

Filter(your_datasource, Not(StartsWith(DisplayName, "tech_")) && Not(IsBlank(directreport)))

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