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philsjp
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Filter a Table using two REQUIRED text inputs on two different columns. Data from a Excel online document stored in sharepoint

Hi! 

 

I am trying to make  a data table filterable using two text input fields.  I have tried several different options I have found on here but none of them seem to work, no errors appear, but they still dont work when I type in data. Here is my current format:

Filter(Table_ExternalData_1,And(NAME=TextInput1.Text||TextInput1.Text="",COMPANY=TextInput2.Text||TextInput2.Text =""))

 

This provides no errors but doesnt work. I have also tried:


Filter(Table_ExternalData_1,(TextInput1.Text) in NAME,(TextInput2.Text) in COMPANY,NAME,Descending)

 

as per the title, the data is stored in an excel document ( in a table)  on a sharepoint site

 

Again no errors, but doesnt function.

 

Can anyone please help? Not sure where I am going wrong 

 

Thank you in advance 

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WiZey
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Hello @philsjp ,

 

1. Try again your first formula by using "IsBlank()" instead of « input.text = "" »

 

2. Encapsulate each text with "Lower()" and/or "Trim()" to remove unseen spaces

 

3. Try with "StartsWith()" instead of « column = input.text »

 

Tell me if any of the above works please.

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WiZey
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Super User

Hello @philsjp ,

 

1. Try again your first formula by using "IsBlank()" instead of « input.text = "" »

 

2. Encapsulate each text with "Lower()" and/or "Trim()" to remove unseen spaces

 

3. Try with "StartsWith()" instead of « column = input.text »

 

Tell me if any of the above works please.

philsjp
Frequent Visitor

Hi 

 

Thanks for your help I have tried the isblank option but still the same

 

Filter(Table_ExternalData_1,And(NAME=TextInput1.Text||TextInput1.Text="IsBlank()",COMPANY=TextInput2.Text||TextInput2.Text ="IsBlank()"))

 

 

I tried Filter(Table_ExternalData_1,StartsWith(NAME,TextInput1.Text)||StartsWith(COMPANY,TextInput2.Text))

 

That does seem to work. I think that will do the trick. Thank you very much for your help 🙂 

 

philsjp
Frequent Visitor

so with that method, currently if I type in just C for the first box and A for the second, it will return all results that start with those letters. Can I make it so the user has to input a full name and company in order to get results, otherwise they get blank?

WiZey
Super User
Super User

You can by using the same conditions you already used in your first formulas. It probably didn't work because of small difference between database's text and input's text.

 

Another solution would be to use two dropdowns, one populated with all full names and a second populated with all companies names. This SHOULD avoid any comparison mistakes.

 

You can use "Distinct" to return a list of uniques values from your table to populate both dropdowns.

 

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/power-fx/reference/function-distinct

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