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Filtering search results based on keywords within PDFs

Hello everyone!

I am a newbie in Powerapps enviroment and i find it rather confusing. I have a table of PDFs and I would like to filter my results so it only shows the PDFs that have the typed keyword within themselves. Is there any function for this?
Any advice and help is appreciated, thank you for your time!

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Anonymous
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I want to display PDFs that have the typed keyword within themselves, so it is not a basic search. I am searching inside of PDF file. 

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Hi @Anonymous 

Unfortunately, I don't think there's a simple way to do this from SharePoint. Here's a similar question.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-PowerApps-Formerly/Search-SharePoint-Library-Document-Content/td-p/130272

The reason I asked what data source you were using was because if you were using SQL Server, you could probably use full text indexing to search inside the documents.

 

 

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Hi @Anonymous 

 

you can use the function Filter or Search to do it, basically you can use something like:

 

Filter(YourDataSource, "Your typed text here" in FieldName) 

 

a real example:

 

Filter(PDFList, TextInputSearch.Text in "Title"), where PDFList is my Data source, TextInputSearch is the text input that I'm using to type the search and "Title" is the field name where I'm searching to.

 

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Super User III
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Hi @Anonymous 

What data source are you using to store your PDF documents?

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Anonymous
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I am extracting them from Sharepoint!

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Anonymous
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I want to display PDFs that have the typed keyword within themselves, so it is not a basic search. I am searching inside of PDF file. 

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@Anonymous 

 

I don't think that would be possible to do it directly on PowerApps, you could use Flow to make the search using SharePoint Search API, this enables you to use the Search within the document.

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Hi @Anonymous 

Unfortunately, I don't think there's a simple way to do this from SharePoint. Here's a similar question.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-PowerApps-Formerly/Search-SharePoint-Library-Document-Content/td-p/130272

The reason I asked what data source you were using was because if you were using SQL Server, you could probably use full text indexing to search inside the documents.

 

 

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