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Helper II
Helper II

Filter/Search Function SharePoint List

Hi Everyone, 


I'm sorry for a possible duplicate post but none of the solutions I've found over here worked for me. I'm trying to have a simple search bar field that searches for some request types from my sharepoint list. Thanks for stopping by and trying to help me out. 


Here are some of the screenshoots so then you can have a better understanding of my case. Thanks! 


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Your filter second argument must be a condition : 


Filter(<DataSource>, TextSearchBox1.Text in Title1)



Hi @tchin-nin


Thanks for posting but unfortunately your condition didn't work.


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You have to put the formula I gave you into the Items property of the gallery. 


The textbox default property is the default text value inside the textbox. 

The Items property if a gallery define which items are displayed. So this is where you have to do the filter. 



Sorry @tchin-nin

 Are you talking about this? If yes, it didnt work. Screen Shot 2018-10-03 at 10.04.55 PM.png


Hi @rafaelbenicio

I would try this Filter('Leave Request', '<name of field in SharePoint list>' in TextSearchBox1.Text)..


The current formula seems to be searching within the app when it needs to be searching the actual Sharepoint datasource.


With that being said I would highly recommend you stay away from "in" when using SharePoint as it isnt delegable. More information on that here. My recommendation would be to download them into a collection perhaps using a filtered formula and then use the "in".. This should work much quicker.. 


All the best!


Downloading the data into a collection doesn't avoid the delegation issue since the local collection will only contains the first 500 items of the DataSource.

Does your DataSource actually have a column named Title1 ? You have to filter against a column of your SharePoint list.


@tchin-nin yup you're right it isnt.. My apologies, @rafaelbenicio.. Forgot to mention that you should collect the data using a formula that is delegable..


Thanks @tchin-nin!

But you're right to talk about delegation for sure !
This is a major issue when working with SharePoint, the only delegatable operator is "=" so the filtering options are limited. Also all complex column types (choices / lookup) aren't delegatable either.


oh I see! If I understoood correctly, it won't work since the field I'm trying to filter is a lookup field in Sharepoint. 



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