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Filter Gallery Based on Multiple Types of Criteria

I have looked at many, many posts and I've gotten some help, but this is still very confusing. I have a SharePoint list (SolutionList) as a datasource for my app with the following columns:

Solution Name: Single Line of Text

Solution Owner: People Picker

Tools Used: Multi-Select Dropdown

Business Area: Multi-Select Dropdown

Description: Multiple Lines of Plain Text

I want to search my gallery by any of those fields. I have 5 boxes that I want users to enter data into to search the gallery:

FilterSolName: Text Input

FilterOwner: Text Input

FilterTools: Populated by the SharePoint list column

FilterBizArea: Populated by the SharePoint list column

Description: Text Input

I want the gallery to default to showing all the solutions in the list. I know that the filter involves nesting If statements and filters, but I can't seem to get it right. I've found posts that tell you to create a collection, but would I need 5 collections?

How do I get my gallery to filter based on inputs from any and all the filter boxes?

 

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @Anonymous ,

Firstly, this is structure guidance for you to work with assuming the multi-select boxes are also querying multi-select fields and although it will have Delegation warnings only in the Description filter, is not Delegable.

With(
   {
      wData:
      Filter(
         SolutionList,
         StartsWith(
            'Solution Name',
             FilterSolName.Text
         ) &&
         StartsWith(
            SolutionOwner.DisplayName,
            FilterOwner.Text
         ) &&
         FilterDescription.Text in Description
      )
   },
   With(
      {
         wTools:
         Ungroup(
            ForAll(
               FilterTools.SelectedItems As aTool,
               Filter(
                  wData,
                  aTool.Value in 'Tools Used'.Value
               )
            ),
            "Value"
         )
      },
      Ungroup(
         ForAll(
            FilterBizArea.SelectedItems As aBiz,
            Filter(
               wTools,
               aBiz.Value in 'Business Area'.Value
            )
         ),
         "Value"
      )
   )
)

 

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @Anonymous ,

Firstly, can you please post (in Text) the code you have tried currently. You have numerous Delegation limitations there as well as what appears to be two many-to-many filters (which add significant complexity). You have also not said what you want to filter in the Text (starts with the input - which I suggest to get some degree of Delegation into this) or anywhere in the Text (which you will need for the Multi-line item).

Anonymous
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I am not worried about delegation limits. It is highly unlikely that our list will have more than 500 items in it.

I haven't had much luck putting the individual pieces of the code together. All I could make work is this:

Search(SolutionList, FilterSolName.Text, "Title")

I created a collection when the slide becomes visible and this is close, but there is something wrong and it doesn't like the = sign:

If(FilterBizArea.SelectedItems="All",SolutionList, Filter(SolutionList,'Business Area'=FilterBizArea.SelectedItems))

This feels like it's going in the right direction, but it doesn't work:

Distinct(Filter(SolutionList,'Solution Name'=FilterSolName.Text,'Tools Used'.Value = FilterTools.SelectedText.Value,'Business Area'.Value=FilterBizArea.SelectedText.Value,Description=FilterDescription.Text))

I want the gallery to filter on any value typed into the text input fields as well as on any values selected from the dropdown. Yes, many:many and it's very complex. I can't even get my search boxes to filter correctly because they are all different column types and the logic is different for each search. I know there is a way to wrap the code in an "In" statement or something like that and I had it working, but my app crashed and I lost that code.

WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

Hi @Anonymous ,

Firstly, this is structure guidance for you to work with assuming the multi-select boxes are also querying multi-select fields and although it will have Delegation warnings only in the Description filter, is not Delegable.

With(
   {
      wData:
      Filter(
         SolutionList,
         StartsWith(
            'Solution Name',
             FilterSolName.Text
         ) &&
         StartsWith(
            SolutionOwner.DisplayName,
            FilterOwner.Text
         ) &&
         FilterDescription.Text in Description
      )
   },
   With(
      {
         wTools:
         Ungroup(
            ForAll(
               FilterTools.SelectedItems As aTool,
               Filter(
                  wData,
                  aTool.Value in 'Tools Used'.Value
               )
            ),
            "Value"
         )
      },
      Ungroup(
         ForAll(
            FilterBizArea.SelectedItems As aBiz,
            Filter(
               wTools,
               aBiz.Value in 'Business Area'.Value
            )
         ),
         "Value"
      )
   )
)

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

MVP (Business Applications)   Visit my blog Practical Power Apps

 

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