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Thomas_Pyndt
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Filter using multiple keywords to SQL

Hi

 

I am trying to build a filter formula, which can filter a SQL data source for multiple keywords in a single column. 

I have concatinated the values I want to search in into a single column like this:

 

Car red xl 2

Bike blue xl 4

Car blue m 2

 

so if my search text box has the values "Car xl" only the first row should be returned

 

I have tried the solution mentioned by @CarlosFigueira here:

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-PowerApps/Search-with-multiple-words-in-multiple-columns/t...

 

but the solution does not seem to delegate the filter function. I guess it's the use of find(), which is the problem. I have <2,000 records in the table, so I need the filter funciton to be delegated to SQL.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Thomas_Pyndt
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Correction to the above: I have > 2,000 records Smiley Happy

Hi @Thomas_Pyndt 

 

If you have > 2000 records, then read in the first 2000 records (ClearCollect(mycollection,<DataSource>);

Then read in the rest of the records (assuming they are less than 4000 records) Collect(mycollection, Filter (DataSource, ID > 2000)).

 

Then you can manipulate mycollection to your heart's content as there will be no delegation issues with collections.

 

Regards

 

Nigel

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