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rhiheu
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Filter SharePoint list by within 12 hours of Item Creation time

Hi,

I would like to filter my ComboBox to show only items on it's SharePoint list datasource that were created in the past 12 hours. This is what I have so far:

Filter(SPList,(Now()-Created)<12)

Any help appreciated, thanks.

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @rhiheu ,

Different issue, same problem - SharePoint calculated fields are not delegable.

You need an actual numeric column in SharePoint populated each time you change the date then create a Variable for today in that format and test against that.

 

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Hi @WarrenBelz, thanks, I've done that now and it's working well. To summarise:

I created a SharePoint column called 'CreatedDate' which is just a 'Single line of text' column, which has a default (calculated) value of:

=TEXT(TODAY(),"yyyymmdd")

It doesn't fill for old entries on the list, but entries added since adding the formula correctly add today's date. I didn't realise there was such a big difference from Power App's perspective between standard columns that have a default calculated value, and calculated columns.

I then used the following formula in the Power App gallery to filter on this, to only show items from today:

Filter(SPListName, CreatedDate=Text(Today(),"[$-en-GB]yyyymmdd")

Thanks again for all your help and perseverance with this.

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eka24
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Community Champion

Try:

Filter(SpList,Hour(Now())-Hour(CreatedDate)<8)
Or
Filter(SpList,Hour(Now())-Hour(CreatedDate)<12)
Or
Filter(SpList,Hour(Now())-Hour(CreatedDate)>8)
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Thanks for your reply. Sorry for having both 8 and 12 in my initial question, it was a typo, I've edited that now.

I've tried this one:

Filter(SpList,Hour(Now())-Hour(CreatedDate)<12)

But the 'Hour(CreatedDate)' part has a red line - it says 'The function 'Hour' has some invalid arguments.'

Is it because I don't have a 'CreatedDate' column? In SP I'm trying to reference the 'Created' column, which is currently in the DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM format.

eka24
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Try:

Filter(SpList,Hour(Now())-Hour(DateValue(CreatedDate))<12)

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Hi @eka24 sorry that didn't work either - same error.

eka24
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Can you give a screenshot

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Sure:

created filter.jpg

 

WarrenBelz
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@rhiheu ,

You will get a Delegation warning on this (Created is not Delegable), but if you have less than 2000 items in your list and increase your limit to this, this will work

Filter(
   YourSPListName,
   DateDiff(
      Created,
      Now(),
      Hours
   ) <12
)

 

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Thanks @WarrenBelz for your reply. Unfortunately I will have more than 2000 items, is there a way to do this with delegation?

WarrenBelz
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Thanks @rhiheu ,

You could do it with a "shadow" time & date field (you can hide it on the form) with a Default value of Now(). It will write the current data as soon as the record is created. You can then use the formula I gave on this field.

 

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