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golfnutt82
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Filtering List Data Based on a ComboBox Selection

Hello,
I have a list and I want to filter and display the data based on a combobox choice.
However, when I try to do this I am getting an error.
You will notice that I am attempting to create a variable as well to use on other data to display as a result of the search result.
The "Role" field in the "Roles" List is a text field that is updated after a workflow runs.
The combobox field is grabbing the list column data.

 

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RandyHayes
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@golfnutt82 

You cannot use the Choices function on a Text column.  If you are looking for distinct values, then use the Distinct function:

    Filter(Distinct(Roles, Role), ComboBox2.SearchText in Result)

 

You really don't need a variable for this as your control already serves as a dynamic variable that will already contain the information you need.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

 

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RandyHayes
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@golfnutt82 

You cannot use the Choices function on a Text column.  If you are looking for distinct values, then use the Distinct function:

    Filter(Distinct(Roles, Role), ComboBox2.SearchText in Result)

 

You really don't need a variable for this as your control already serves as a dynamic variable that will already contain the information you need.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

 

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Hi Randy,
Thanks for the reply.
I received this error.

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In the OnChange event on a separate form, I use the following to populate other fields when a choice is made from a lookup which I was trying to use with a combo box.

golfnutt82_1-1634668028538.png


How could I display other list data on the form when a choice is selected if I am not able to use a variable as I was able in my other form?

RandyHayes
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@golfnutt82 

Well first, you can use a variable, but I was stating that you don't need a variable as your source control already has what is needed.  A variable would just be a static snapshot that you need to maintain in your app.

 

As for the formula...re-read what I wrote for the formula - you are missing a closing paren.

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Thanks, missed that.
I appreciate your assistance.

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