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dtowsey
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Filter and Search a Gallery

I am developing an app that will allow a user to search for a project in a Gallery using a text input box and to also filter by active projects using a checkbox. The data is stored in a sql database.

 

My filter code is not working a expected and I need some help combining the search and filter. The following filter code works when the checkbox is true. when the checkbox is false (unchecked) it returns nothing. The "Active" database field is a bit data type.

 

If(IsEmpty(Checkbox3.Value), '[dbo].[Project_Information]', Filter('[dbo].[Project_Information]', Checkbox3.Value, Active))

 

I would like to combine the filter code with the the following search code. Not sure how to do this.

 

If(IsBlank(TextInput2.Text), '[dbo].[Project_Information]', Search('[dbo].[Project_Information]', TextInput2.Text, "Project_Name", "Project_Number"))

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Power Apps Staff CarlosFigueira
Power Apps Staff

Re: Filter and Search a Gallery

If you need to use two conditions (the checkbox - checked or unchecked - and the text input (blank or not), you can use a series of conditions in an If function like is shown below:

If(
    !Checkbox3.Value && IsBlank(TextInput2.Text), '[dbo].[Project_Information]',
    IsBlank(TextInput2.Text), Filter('[dbo].[Project_Information]', Active),
    !Checkbox3.Value, Search('[dbo].[Project_Information]', TextInput2.Text, "Project_Name", "Project_Number")
    Search(Filter('[dbo].[Project_Information]', Active), TextInput2.Text, "Project_Name", "Project_Number"))

- In the first line / condition (checkbox unchecked and text input blank), you would use the entire table

- In the second line (text input blank), since you know that the checkbox cannot be unchecked (otherwise it would have matched the first condition), only perform the Active filter

- In the third line, we already know that the text input is not blank (covered by the first two cases), so if the checkbox is unchecked, perform only the Search operation

- Finally, if none of the above conditions were matched (e.g., the checkbox is checked and the text input is not blank), then perform both search and filter operations.

 

You could possibly merge a couple of those lines, but I find that it makes it clearer what is being done this way.

 

Hope this helps!

dtowsey
Level: Powered On

Re: Filter and Search a Gallery

Thanks Carlos,

 

I have tried the code you provided but I get an error that the If statement has invalid arguments. Any help would be greatly appriciated.

Sparrow
Level: Power Up

Re: Filter and Search a Gallery

Missing a comma at the end of the 4th line:

 

If(
    !Checkbox3.Value && IsBlank(TextInput2.Text), '[dbo].[Project_Information]',
    IsBlank(TextInput2.Text), Filter('[dbo].[Project_Information]', Active),
    !Checkbox3.Value, Search('[dbo].[Project_Information]', TextInput2.Text, "Project_Name", "Project_Number"),
    Search(Filter('[dbo].[Project_Information]', Active), TextInput2.Text, "Project_Name", "Project_Number"))

 

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