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Get the amount of items in a gallery

I'm trying to create an If statement that depends on the amount of items in a gallery. From a quick Googling session, I found that "If(CountRows(Gallery_1.AllItems) = 1, 570, 4)" should do the trick, but I'm getting an error. Gallery_1.AllItems says "The specified property is not accesible in this context", and the CountRows then gives "The function 'CountRows' has some invalid arguments". The If is under the X value of the first item in the gallery. My goal is to position the first item based on the amount of items in the gallery. Any ideas on how to fix the errors?

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You code works for me when I try it out. What happens if you create a new label with the Text property set to 


Do you get the correct number of rows then? 

What is the datasource you are using/what is the gallery's Items property set to?

Could you provide some screenshots?



It works perfectly fine in a label for me as well! My data source is SharePoint and the items property is set to:


"If( IsMatch(TextInput_ProjectNumSearch.Text, ""), Filter(Documents, StartsWith('Project number', "1234567890")), Filter(Documents, StartsWith('Project number', TextInput_ProjectNumSearch.Text)))"



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If(CountRows(Gallery3_1.AllItems) = 1,1000,500)

does work, only not if it is part of the gallery it is calculating about.


What could try is to set a calculation which says:

If(ThisItem.field1 = First(Datasource of gallery).field1, 100, 200)



That is a really odd limitation. I need to know the amount of items in the gallery, to edit the gallery position. If there is only 1 item, output 570. If it's 2 items output 400 etc. This would be very easy if I could just use AllItems. Limiting the ability to edit values makes sense when there is a danger of infinite loops, but editing the position should have no danger of infinite loops.

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almost an infinity loop but really dangerous for performance.

imagine that for each record you are gonna read all records from the list.

so a list of 200 items: you can say for each item i will get all items.

it will call 200 * 200 records 40000!!


that's why 🙂



That makes sense. I'm sure I will never get more than 5 files at once though. Do you know of a way to circumvent this limitation?

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If you only want to check if a record is the first one of the gallery, check my previous answer about the comparison of thisitem.value againt the datasource of the gallery with a first applied to it

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