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Filtering a sharepoint list with a collection on a column that has the same name across both

Hey all,

I am trying to filter a gallery to only show items that meet a certain criteria. 

I have a gallery with the following filter function: 

Filter('list1', 'MilestoneID' = MilestoneID in CommitteeRecordsofUser);

No syntax problem there.

Additionally, I checked the Collection of "CommitteeRecordsofUser" and that has all the proper items based on a sharepoint list called 'list2'.

I know that in 'List1' there are records that DO match the MilestoneID across 'List2'. The idea is for my gallery to show items from 'List1' only if they match the MilestoneID value from items in 'List2'.

The collection is created by the following: ClearCollect(CommitteeRecordsofUser, Filter('List2', MemberEmail = LoggedInMail)).

So by all accounts, I should have a gallery with approx 17 items, since there are 17 records in List1 with a MilestoneID that matches records in List2. 

However, I have no records and no errors. 

I checked that my collection is correct. 

I think this is giving me a problem because the column MilestoneID (the internal name) is exactly the same across List1 and List2, so I believe that powerapps is not evaluating this correctly because it doesn't recognize that the columns aren't the same. 

Any advice? 

My gallery:

WBADAM03_0-1691598560892.png


Collection showing all 17 items successfully in the collection: 

WBADAM03_1-1691598616805.png


Like I said above as well, I also made sure that list1 desired items do have the same exact MilestoneID record as the 17 items from List2. 

Any help is appreciated! 

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That's 100% it. That worked! That makes sense, I didn't think of it lol.

Hey madlad,

Sorry to bump an old post. I found out a bit later in app development that I also need the "department" value from table3.

My code for the items gallery is:

AddColumns(
Filter('List1, Username in CommitteeRecordsofUser.Username) As L1,
"FullName",
LookUp('Table3', Username= L1.Username).FullName
);

I tried to do stuff like:

AddColumns(
Filter('List1, Username in CommitteeRecordsofUser.Username) As L1,
"FullName" && "Department",
LookUp('Table3', Username= L1.Username).FullName && L1.Department.
);

No luck so far, but I am sure I am missing something simple.

Any thoughts?

You were close here, but what type of column is department?

If it's just a text column you should just be able to reference it normally in the gallery, without modifying the AddColumns function - just add a label to the gallery with "ThisItem.Department" or similar.

 

If it's a lookup or something, the way to add multiple columns is something like:

AddColumns(
  Filter('List1, Username in CommitteeRecordsofUser.Username) As L1,
  "FullName",
  LookUp('Table3', Username= L1.Username).FullName, 
  "Department", 
  L1.Department.
);

See the syntax here

 

Hope this helps!

Hey madlad!

Thanks for the assistance again. 

I should have put more context: Department is a sharepoint choice column 

Ah I see - You usually can reference the text with Item.Department.Value

just make sure Item is a row from the list

Hey there,

I checked the syntax link provided but I am still missing something.


I have the following code:

AddColumns(
Filter('Table1', MilestoneID in CommitteeRecordsofUser.MilestoneID) As L1,
"FullName",
LookUp('Table3', Username= L1.Username).FullName,
"Department",
LookUp(Table3', Department = L1.Department).Department.Value
)

I'm still messing something up on the lookup for department. For context: when I do L1. it has intellisense that only shows columns in table1 and not table 3

I also tried this:

AddColumns(
Filter(Table1', MilestoneID in CommitteeRecordsofUser.MilestoneID) As L1,
"FullName",
LookUp('Table3', Username= L1.Username).FullName,
"Department",
LookUp('table3', Department = Department).Value
)

In summary,

I have a sharepoint list that has USERNAME and specific details about a milestone.
I have another sharepoint list that has their full name and their department. 

in SQL I can make a join real quick. in Powerapps, I am bad at syntax! USERNAME is what I use to join in SQL.

The idea is to add Fullname (you already solved that for me, thank you!) and then department so I can use that as a filter in powerapps.

Is it the same SP List with the fullname and department in the same record?

If so, you could even use the same lookup as earlier, and just reference their department instead of fullname. 

Please note I'm assuming department is a text column in the table we're referencing.

AddColumns(
Filter(Table1', MilestoneID in CommitteeRecordsofUser.MilestoneID) As L1,
"FullName",
LookUp('Table3', Username= L1.Username).FullName,
"Department",
LookUp('table3', Username= L1.Username).Department
)

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