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Filtering Gallery Using Start and End Event Date

Hello, I have a gallery connected to a SQL table "ReportCOSRelatedItems_1"

The table has an event date and I'm trying to first test finding records that match datePicker_StartDate.SelectedDate

 

Without any date filter, I see items on say 7/3/2015 12:00 AM

I use the below as my date filter in the gallery:

Filter(ReportCOSRelatedItems_1, EventDate = datePicker_StartDate.SelectedDate)

 

I get no results. I create a label = datePicker_StartDate.SelectedDate and it only gives the date and no time.  So, then I create a variable on change for the date picker to include the time

Set(varStartDate, Text(Self.SelectedDate,DateTimeFormat.ShortDateTime))

 

This yields no results and the gallery tells me they aren't compatible formats since it is a date field in the SQL table.

Any ideas? 

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For those who are trying to filter by dates when your app is connected to SQL server.  It is a known issue where it can’t delegate.  I was dealing with a huge amount of records on the server and generally I wouldn’t get results because the app would only look at 2000 max.

 

The way this was resolved was, on the server side, the SQL needed to be written where it would convert the date to an integer.  Also make sure that the column is a number type and not a string.  On the app, the date picker OnChange can set a variable converting the date into an integer.  We chose YYYYMMDD as the format.  The date picker never shows the integer, only the date.  So, for each date, we had the regular date column (Like StartDate) and then an integer number column named StartDate_Int.  We had no delegation problems and the app and the server were happy once again.

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cwebb365
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Look into DateTimeValue(), you can wrap your text into that and it basically "Converts" it to a datetime. 

So you could just use DateTimeValue(Control.SelectedDate)

So, you are essentially in the filter wrap this around the control name datePicker_StartDate ??

 

Filter(ReportCOSRelatedItems_1, EventDate = DateTimeValue(datePicker_StartDate.SelectedDate)

 

That sounds tooo easy…Can’t wait to try this.

Unfortunately, that didn’t work…Still pulled no results

 

One thing I will point that might give a clue is if I make a collection using the same source data and then use that date filter, it works perfectly.  I don’t understand why when it’s in a collection it works and straight from the data source it doesn’t.  Anyways, I thought mentioning that might help.  I figured that later one after posting the question

For those who are trying to filter by dates when your app is connected to SQL server.  It is a known issue where it can’t delegate.  I was dealing with a huge amount of records on the server and generally I wouldn’t get results because the app would only look at 2000 max.

 

The way this was resolved was, on the server side, the SQL needed to be written where it would convert the date to an integer.  Also make sure that the column is a number type and not a string.  On the app, the date picker OnChange can set a variable converting the date into an integer.  We chose YYYYMMDD as the format.  The date picker never shows the integer, only the date.  So, for each date, we had the regular date column (Like StartDate) and then an integer number column named StartDate_Int.  We had no delegation problems and the app and the server were happy once again.

cwebb365
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No true, unless there is a certain condition causing it. I utilize date filters on lists for ten's of thousands of records no problem into my apps utilizing date filters. Maybe if you are using different data types, but datetimeoffset(7) is the preferred data type that PowerApps prefers when using SQL so not sure if you are something else that might be acting odd. 

Odd, I’ve read articles about how it’s a problem with SQL…I haven’t found any sources showing how to do it.  It doesn’t mean there aren’t.  I’d say at least 2 other IT folks were looking too!  I’d be glad to see how, but it didn’t for us and no where did I see you could.  I honestly, wouldn’t think it’d be an issue, so I was surprised we ended up experiencing that. 

I was hoping we could because we have nearly 70,000 records on one of the servers.  So, for us, it is true 😒.  Date filtering worked for when it was done using SQL reporting services and the web app made with C#…It was only when doing with PowerApps

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