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Filterering Distinct Results in a DropDown

I currently have a drop down control with this formula:

Distinct('BAU Course Dates',Course.Value)

This works fine.

I would like to also have a filter on this so it also only shows the items that contain the word "Ellispe". I have tried this but i did not work.

Filter(Distinct('BAU Course Dates',Course.Value),Choice.Value = "Ellispe"




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Hi @BenGillard,

Try this:

Filter(Distinct('BAU Course Dates',Course.Value),Find("Ellispe",Course.Value))


Thanks for your reply:

I now get this: Find has some invalid arguments 😞

Filter(Distinct('BAU Course Dates',Course.Value),Find("Ellispe",Course.Value))

Ok... Is your Course column a choice or lookup column type ?


You will basically want to filter the results of the Distinct based on the results containing "Ellispe"


So, consider this formula for your Items:

   Filter(Distinct('BAU Course Dates', Course.Value), Find("Ellispe", Result)>0)


As @R3dKap suggests, if this is a Choice type or Lookup column, you may need to adjust accordingly. 


Hope this helps.

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