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David_Morris
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Filter with multiple conditions using Excel as data source

I have a simple Excel Spreadsheet as my source data, and a DataTable control on a Canvas app. I am having trouble filtering with two conditions. I see many posts on this and they look quite easy to follow, but I am not seeing what I am doing wrong here, because when I apply two conditions, the table shows "we didn't find any data to show at this time".

 

My excel spreadsheet is as below (with just two rows in the sheet):

 

Column1Column2
aa
ab

 

When I filter with one condition I get two rows returned which is correct.

Filter(Table1, Column1 = "a")

 

If I change this (still with one condition) to filter on Column 2 I get one row which is also correct.

Filter(Table1, Column2 = "a")

 

However if I combine these two conditions together on the filter it does not return any rows at all.

Filter(Table1, Column1 = "a", Column2 = "a")

 

Can you please help me understand what I am doing wrong here?

 

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Thanks @BlessedCobba , using "&& has worked, however that presents a delegation warning which is not optimal 😞

 

I tried myself with a collection and can confirm it works.

Collect(Table2,{Column1:"a",Column2:"a"},{Column1:"a",Column2:"b"});

 

And the original filter command I was using works and returns one row correctly.

Filter(Table2,Column1="a", Column2="a")

 

When swapping back to the excel data source as per the original post, I cannot filter on both Column1 and Column2 at the same time using the above filter statement (which is delegable). While using the "&&" has worked, it is not delegable and therefore not optimal.

 

I will mark your response as an accepted solution given it has in fact worked per the original post, but given the solution throws a delegation warning, I would love to hear if there are any other answers worth trying.

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BlessedCobba
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Hi @David_Morris 

you will want to use an & symbol instead of the , if you want both conditions to be true

if you want it for either conditions then you will use OR 

 

Filter(Table1, Column1 = "a" & Column2 = "a")

Filter(Table1, Column1 = "a" OR Column2 = "a")

Thanks for the response @BlessedCobba , but I don't believe that is the right solution unfortunately.

 

The help docs on the Filter command suggests the below, which shows a comma separated list of all logical tests like what I had in the original post.

Filter(Source, logical_test, logical_test, …)

 

However, I tried your suggestion anyway, which shows a delegation warning on the "=" and "&" portions of the condition, and also does not return any records.

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@David_Morris 
My Apologies, when doing a filter it uses a && 

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You are correct that a comma can be used (i was not aware), I have just always used && instead

Not sure why yours is returning no results, I have tried it both ways and it seems to work, my only guess is something to do with the data source, i just used a test collection for mine

 

Thanks @BlessedCobba , using "&& has worked, however that presents a delegation warning which is not optimal 😞

 

I tried myself with a collection and can confirm it works.

Collect(Table2,{Column1:"a",Column2:"a"},{Column1:"a",Column2:"b"});

 

And the original filter command I was using works and returns one row correctly.

Filter(Table2,Column1="a", Column2="a")

 

When swapping back to the excel data source as per the original post, I cannot filter on both Column1 and Column2 at the same time using the above filter statement (which is delegable). While using the "&&" has worked, it is not delegable and therefore not optimal.

 

I will mark your response as an accepted solution given it has in fact worked per the original post, but given the solution throws a delegation warning, I would love to hear if there are any other answers worth trying.

BlessedCobba
Super User
Super User

@David_Morris 

A general rule is excel should only be used as a data source for learning how to PowerApps. if you're going to be making an app for use then at a minimum you should be using SharePoint as a data source

you can export / connect to a SharePoint list from excel if people need to use the data in that way but should never really be the basis of a power app data source

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