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Dorinda
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Filter by Current User on Start or Combobox Selected

In my app, on the App.StartScreen I have this code which works perfect to look at the current user and based on the Apprentice List navigate them to the correct screen.

Switch(
    LookUp(
        'Apprentice List',
        'Apprentice Email'.Email = User().Email,
        Position
    ),
    "ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN",
    'Dashboard by User_ElectronicsTech',
    "HYDRO ELECTRICIAN",
    'Dashboard by User_ElectronicsTech',
    "HYDRO MECHANIC",
    'Dashboard by User_HydroMechanic',
    "LINEMAN",
    'Dashboard by User_Lineman',
    "METER TECHNICIAN",
    'Dashboard by User_MeterTech',
    "POWER PLANT OPERATOR",
    'Dashboard by User_PPO',
    "POWER SYSTEM ELECTRICIAN",
    'Dashboard by User_PSE',
    'Dashboard by User'
)

On that screen I have added a combobox for the Admins to use to switch between the Apprentices.  However, I am not able to get the filters to work in the gallery.

On my Combobox I have this code which I borrowed from another app that is doing something similar.

RenameColumns(Distinct(Filter('Apprentice List', ApprenticeName = varCurrentUser.DisplayName), ApprenticeEmpID), "Result", "ApprenticeEmpID")

  In the image below it is showing my name but the hours belong to a different user

Dorinda_0-1654786132668.png

This is the code on the gallery items

SortByColumns(
    Filter(
        'POWER SYSTEM ELECTRICIAN Work Hours',
        Upper(varCurrentUserFullName) = Label6_8.Text ||
        (IsBlank(ComboBox1.Selected.ApprenticeName) || ComboBox1.Selected.ApprenticeName)
    ),
    "Date",
    Descending
)

I am sure it is a syntax error but for the life of me I cannot figure out what I am missing.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Ok, something like this then and we might be heading in the right direction. I do advise that makers filter by email address rather than name as if someone with the same name joins then you will see entries for both people..

SortByColumns(
    Filter(
        'POWER SYSTEM ELECTRICIAN Work Hours',
        (
          IsBlank(ComboBox1.Selected.ApprenticeName)
          ||
          'Apprentice Name' = ComboBox1.Selected.'Apprentice Name'
        )
        ||
        'Apprentice Name' = Upper(varCurrentUserFullName)
    ),
    "Date",
    Descending
)

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iAm_ManCat
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Heya!

 

Yes, I think you meant to put something in front of the last filter like ApprenticeName=combobox1.selected.apprenticename

 

SortByColumns(
    Filter(
        'POWER SYSTEM ELECTRICIAN Work Hours',
        Upper(varCurrentUserFullName) = Label6_8.Text ||
        (
          IsBlank(ComboBox1.Selected.ApprenticeName)
          ||
          ApprenticeName = ComboBox1.Selected.ApprenticeName
        )
    ),
    "Date",
    Descending
)

 


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@iAm_ManCat No change in the filtering at all,  still showing someone elses hours not mine.

Ahhh, you have a true/false statement in your logic so all other conditions are ignored.

 

The following bit doesn't reference any values within the datasource:

 

Upper(varCurrentUserFullName) = Label6_8.Text

 

That bit of code says if the text in that label is equal to the variable then equate to true/false, and since your other logic is in an || it will only be reached if that statement is false

 

What are you trying to filter by with that statement, maybe I can help you re-write it to perform as intended,

 

Cheers,

 

 


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Basically that label represents the current user logged in that matches in the apprentice list.

 

I am trying to filter the gallery first based on the text box but if the combobox changes I want to update the label and filter the gallery so that it is only showing the records for that specific apprentice.  I have on the label Upper(varCurrentUserFullName) which is set using this code

Set(
    varCurrentUserFullName,
    User().FullName
);

 

appreciate the guidance

Ok, so where in the 

'POWER SYSTEM ELECTRICIAN Work Hours'

do you have a column that we can filter which can be compared to

varCurrentUserFullName

Because we will need that column to filter the list by the variable, otherwise its only checking a label vs a variable, which the datasource wont know what to filter by


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This is the hours list 

Dorinda_0-1654789895440.png

and this is the apprentice list

Dorinda_1-1654789979877.png

they have matching fields pretty much all the way around.

Ok, something like this then and we might be heading in the right direction. I do advise that makers filter by email address rather than name as if someone with the same name joins then you will see entries for both people..

SortByColumns(
    Filter(
        'POWER SYSTEM ELECTRICIAN Work Hours',
        (
          IsBlank(ComboBox1.Selected.ApprenticeName)
          ||
          'Apprentice Name' = ComboBox1.Selected.'Apprentice Name'
        )
        ||
        'Apprentice Name' = Upper(varCurrentUserFullName)
    ),
    "Date",
    Descending
)

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Progress, the only thing I am missing now is how to set the label to the same as the combobox when selected ?

 

Hours belong to Dakota, but still showing my name in the label

 

Upper(varCurrentUserFullName)

 

do I just need a OR statement to reference the combobox?

Ok excellent, I think you should be able to make the label text something like this:

If(IsBlank(ComboBox1.Selected.ApprenticeName),
   Upper(varCurrentUserFullName),
   ComboBox1.Selected.'Apprentice Name'
)

 


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