cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
AaronBreen
Frequent Visitor

Filtering Dropdown Menu Based On Other Dropdown Menus

Hey folks, hoping what I want to do is possible and simple.

 

I have several drop down menus that have filtered options based on the previous drop down selection.

 

ddTechnologyFilter
Choices('DRAKE Scenarios'.Technology)

ddOrderTypeFilter
Distinct(Filter('DRAKE Scenarios',Technology.Value = ddTechnologyFilter.Selected.Value), 'Order Type'.Value)

ddNewExisting
Distinct(Filter('DRAKE Scenarios','Order Type'.Value = ddOrderTypeFilter.Selected.Value), 'New or EXISTING Device'.Value)

 

Code for the first 3 drop downs (and the drop down name), all the columns are single choice fields. 

 

My problem comes from the 4th drop down which is a list of multi choice fields, so the data is no longer just a value, but a table of values (which is how I understand it, and also where my issue is). So each row in my SharePoint list will have multiple choices for this column.

 

My first attempt at just repeating my previous code didn't work, but I sort of expected that.

 

ddDeviceType
Distinct(Filter('DRAKE Scenarios','New or EXISTING Device'.Value = ddNewExisting.Selected.Value), 'Device Type'.Value)

 


I thought I might need to run a Filter on a Choices like this, but it didn't work and I've been stuck.

 

ddDeviceType
Filter(Choices('DRAKE Scenarios'.'Device Type'),'New or EXISTING Device'.Value = ddNewExisting.Selected.Value)

 


I have got my gallery functioning perfectly based on this drop downs selection if I just use a simple Choices, but it shows values that won't be applicable (and the gallery correctly shows nothing) but I would like to avoid that.

 

ddDeviceType
Choices('DRAKE Scenarios'.'Device Type')

 

 

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
AaronBreen
Frequent Visitor

So, I found precisely what I wanted, and it wasn't pretty. 😂

 

Solved: Power Apps Filter Choices ComboBox - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com)

 

Filter(Distinct(Ungroup(Filter('DRAKE Scenarios','New or EXISTING Device'.Value = ddNewExisting.Selected.Value && 'Order Type'.Value = ddOrderTypeFilter.Selected.Value && Technology.Value = ddTechnologyFilter.Selected.Value && field_5.Value = ddSFPReqd.Selected.Value),"field_4"),Value),Value <> Blank())

 

I had to filter it against every other drop down menu, so it ends up super long, but hey, at least it works like I envisioned. Thanks everyone for helping 🙂

View solution in original post

12 REPLIES 12
narayan225
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

@AaronBreen 

 

What error do you get when you use the above formula?

 

Can you try without .value when filtering the data?

 

Cheers!

Says it doesnt recognise that column for some reason.

 

AaronBreen_0-1691373359838.png

AaronBreen_1-1691373418162.png

 

WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

Hi @AaronBreen ,

Assuming that is a multi-select combo box querying a multi-choice field, try this

Distinct(
   Ungroup(
      ForAll(
         ddNewExisting.SelectedItems As _Sel,
         Filter(
            'DRAKE Scenarios',
            _Sel.Value' in 'New or EXISTING Device'.Value 
         )
      ),
      "Value"
   ),
   'Device Type'.Value
)

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

MVP (Business Applications)   Visit my blog Practical Power Apps

It's a drop down querying multi-choice field, in this scenario, there was no reason for the end user to make more than 1 selection.

 

I did try your code with a combo box though, and got this error, plus it was just showing "Items" (renamed everything properly).

AaronBreen_0-1691374646328.pngAaronBreen_1-1691374649805.png

 

 

WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

@AaronBreen ,

Are you saying this is single selection combo box with a multi-choice field?

Distinct(
   Filter(
      'DRAKE Scenarios',
      dNewExisting.Selected.Value in 'New or EXISTING Device'.Value 
   ),
   'Device Type'.Value
)

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

MVP (Business Applications)   Visit my blog Practical Power Apps

They're all just drop downs, not combo boxes.

All are connected to single choice columns, except for this one (ddDeviceType) which is a multi choice column.

WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

@AaronBreen ,

That image you have posted is a Combo Box (not a drop-down), however the code I posted should work.

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

MVP (Business Applications)   Visit my blog Practical Power Apps

Sorry yeah. I meant that I was using a drop down, then changed it to a combo box for your code.

Doesn't seem to like it as a drop down or combo box.

AaronBreen_1-1691397660779.png

AaronBreen_2-1691397854371.png

 

 

 

 

 

WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

@AaronBreen ,

It does not really matter which one (drop-down or combo box) . however the code I provided was based on what I interpreted from your post

Distinct(
   Filter(
      'DRAKE Scenarios',
      dNewExisting.Selected.Value in 'New or EXISTING Device'.Value 
   ),
   'Device Type'.Value
)
  • You have a List called 'DRAKE Scenarios'
  • It has a multi-choice field called 'New or EXISTING Device'
  • You have a drop-down called NewExisting containing possible values in the field above
  • You want the Distinct values of a (Single) Choice field called 'Device Type'

If all of that is true, the code should work - so what is not correct ?

Helpful resources

Announcements

Celebrating the May Super User of the Month: Laurens Martens

  @LaurensM  is an exceptional contributor to the Power Platform Community. Super Users like Laurens inspire others through their example, encouragement, and active participation. We are excited to celebrated Laurens as our Super User of the Month for May 2024.   Consistent Engagement:  He consistently engages with the community by answering forum questions, sharing insights, and providing solutions. Laurens dedication helps other users find answers and overcome challenges.   Community Expertise: As a Super User, Laurens plays a crucial role in maintaining a knowledge sharing environment. Always ensuring a positive experience for everyone.   Leadership: He shares valuable insights on community growth, engagement, and future trends. Their contributions help shape the Power Platform Community.   Congratulations, Laurens Martens, for your outstanding work! Keep inspiring others and making a difference in the community!   Keep up the fantastic work!        

Check out the Copilot Studio Cookbook today!

We are excited to announce our new Copilot Cookbook Gallery in the Copilot Studio Community. We can't wait for you to share your expertise and your experience!    Join us for an amazing opportunity where you'll be one of the first to contribute to the Copilot Cookbook—your ultimate guide to mastering Microsoft Copilot. Whether you're seeking inspiration or grappling with a challenge while crafting apps, you probably already know that Copilot Cookbook is your reliable assistant, offering a wealth of tips and tricks at your fingertips--and we want you to add your expertise. What can you "cook" up?   Click this link to get started: https://aka.ms/CS_Copilot_Cookbook_Gallery   Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to be one of the first in the Community to share your app creation journey with Copilot. We'll be announcing a Cookbook Challenge very soon and want to make sure you one of the first "cooks" in the kitchen.   Don't miss your moment--start submitting in the Copilot Cookbook Gallery today!     Thank you,  Engagement Team

Announcing Power Apps Copilot Cookbook Gallery

We are excited to share that the all-new Copilot Cookbook Gallery for Power Apps is now available in the Power Apps Community, full of tips and tricks on how to best use Microsoft Copilot as you develop and create in Power Apps. The new Copilot Cookbook is your go-to resource when you need inspiration--or when you're stuck--and aren't sure how to best partner with Copilot while creating apps.   Whether you're looking for the best prompts or just want to know about responsible AI use, visit Copilot Cookbook for regular updates you can rely on--while also serving up some of your greatest tips and tricks for the Community. Check Out the new Copilot Cookbook for Power Apps today: Copilot Cookbook - Power Platform Community.  We can't wait to see what you "cook" up!      

Tuesday Tip | How to Report Spam in Our Community

It's time for another TUESDAY TIPS, your weekly connection with the most insightful tips and tricks that empower both newcomers and veterans in the Power Platform Community! Every Tuesday, we bring you a curated selection of the finest advice, distilled from the resources and tools in the Community. Whether you’re a seasoned member or just getting started, Tuesday Tips are the perfect compass guiding you across the dynamic landscape of the Power Platform Community.   As our community family expands each week, we revisit our essential tools, tips, and tricks to ensure you’re well-versed in the community’s pulse. Keep an eye on the News & Announcements for your weekly Tuesday Tips—you never know what you may learn!   Today's Tip: How to Report Spam in Our Community We strive to maintain a professional and helpful community, and part of that effort involves keeping our platform free of spam. If you encounter a post that you believe is spam, please follow these steps to report it: Locate the Post: Find the post in question within the community.Kebab Menu: Click on the "Kebab" menu | 3 Dots, on the top right of the post.Report Inappropriate Content: Select "Report Inappropriate Content" from the menu.Submit Report: Fill out any necessary details on the form and submit your report.   Our community team will review the report and take appropriate action to ensure our community remains a valuable resource for everyone.   Thank you for helping us keep the community clean and useful!

Community Roundup: A Look Back at Our Last 10 Tuesday Tips

As we continue to grow and learn together, it's important to reflect on the valuable insights we've shared. For today's #TuesdayTip, we're excited to take a moment to look back at the last 10 tips we've shared in case you missed any or want to revisit them. Thanks for your incredible support for this series--we're so glad it was able to help so many of you navigate your community experience!   Getting Started in the Community An overview of everything you need to know about navigating the community on one page!  Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Community Ranks and YOU Have you ever wondered how your fellow community members ascend the ranks within our community? We explain everything about ranks and how to achieve points so you can climb up in the rankings! Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Powering Up Your Community Profile Your Community User Profile is how the Community knows you--so it's essential that it works the way you need it to! From changing your username to updating contact information, this Knowledge Base Article is your best resource for powering up your profile. Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Community Blogs--A Great Place to Start There's so much you'll discover in the Community Blogs, and we hope you'll check them out today!  Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Unlocking Community Achievements and Earning Badges Across the Communities, you'll see badges on users profile that recognize and reward their engagement and contributions. Check out some details on Community badges--and find out more in the detailed link at the end of the article! Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio    Blogging in the Community Interested in blogging? Everything you need to know on writing blogs in our four communities! Get started blogging across the Power Platform communities today! Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Subscriptions & Notifications We don't want you to miss a thing in the community! Read all about how to subscribe to sections of our forums and how to setup your notifications! Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Getting Started with Private Messages & Macros Do you want to enhance your communication in the Community and streamline your interactions? One of the best ways to do this is to ensure you are using Private Messaging--and the ever-handy macros that are available to you as a Community member! Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Community User Groups Learn everything about being part of, starting, or leading a User Group in the Power Platform Community. Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Update Your Community Profile Today! Keep your community profile up to date which is essential for staying connected and engaged with the community. Community Links: ○ Power Apps  ○ Power Automate  ○ Power Pages  ○ Copilot Studio   Thank you for being an integral part of our journey.   Here's to many more Tuesday Tips as we pave the way for a brighter, more connected future! As always, watch the News & Announcements for the next set of tips, coming soon!

Hear what's next for the Power Up Program

Hear from Principal Program Manager, Dimpi Gandhi, to discover the latest enhancements to the Microsoft #PowerUpProgram, including a new accelerated video-based curriculum crafted with the expertise of Microsoft MVPs, Rory Neary and Charlie Phipps-Bennett. If you’d like to hear what’s coming next, click the link below to sign up today! https://aka.ms/PowerUp  

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (5,146)