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Helper III
Helper III

Filter gallery and delegate yes/no to SharePoint list

Good Morning,


noobish question here.

I'm trying to generate a kind of search page for a potentially large SharePoint list. The idea is to allow the user to filter the list according to a number of columns of the list. So far this works reasonably well when filtering for choice fields in the list using the method described here:


I run into delegation problems however when I try to filter for a boolean column. I tried multiple approaches:


Using a checkbox and filter for the checkbox value ( this also leads to the problem that when the checkbox is unchecked it becomes false and therefore would only be showing the records without the flag and I want to show records irrespective of the status of that flag); result is delegation warning


Nesting the above approach in an if-statement that only filters if the checkbox is true; delegation warning


A rather clumsy attempt at setting a context variable to the text of "true" and using that failed utterly because I can't make PA understand that I want it to use the text in the context variable.


I hope this isn't a waste of everybody's time or too dumb a question.




Super User
Super User

Hi @ha_wai 
Here an example how to overcome delegation without needing a collection @RezaDorrani has solution for that and he has a series video to overcome delegations, please watch, 
my opinion collecting your data source will really harm the performance of your app.
Power Apps Gallery Multiple Filter - Choice, Lookup and Yes/No column - SharePoint & delegation 

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Super User

Hi @ha_wai ,

Can you please share your code in Text.

Thanks @Ramole for pointing me in the direction of this useful video.

Unfortunately the solution of simply not using yes/no columns doesn't really help me as the list is done and used across the rest of the app extensively.


Waiting until MS fixes the true/false 0/1 bug is also not an option. I'll try to find a way around this by adding a choice column to the list and fill it depending on the state of the yes/no one. It will be far from elegant, but hopefully work.

Hi @WarrenBelz ,


I found out about the true/false 0/1 issue with the scharepoint lists. So none of the code I had been working with so far makes any sense. Once I have something new and hit the next problem I'll be happily sharing.

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