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Getting data from PowerApp form - via SharePoint - to Excel, to appear not in a string

Hello, 

 

I built a Power App from scratch and I am using it for department quality analysis purposes.  Everything works the way that I need it to, however, I have it set right now, when more than one error is selected on the form, it converts it to a string, separated by commas to SharePoint and then via to Excel.  I want to find a way to keep the same format (if possible), but have it broken up so Excel can read each individual error (for dashboard / tracking purposes).  Still very new to Power Apps in general, but this page has been a great help! 

 

Formula to submit to SharePoint: 

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The Menu of errors on my Power Apps form: 

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How the errors display in SharePoint: 

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How they display in Excel (and unfortunately, when I refresh the data, I don't know a formula where it will read them as separate errors). 

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Any thoughts?  

 

Thank you! 

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Re: Getting data from PowerApp form - via SharePoint - to Excel, to appear not in a string

Hi @ianallen13 ,

Do you want to display string as multiple line format like powerapps to sharepoint list and Excel?

If so, the key point is to update html text to sharepoint list and Excel.

Then display the data in rich text format in sharepoint list and Excel.

Because I'm not very familiar with Excel, I could only show you how to update html text and then display in rich text format in sharepoint list.

The Excel part's key point is also about how to display html text in a cell. I could only give you some links about it.

Now let me show you the solutions about sharepoint list:

1)Firstly, update with html text.

The data that is used to update 'RUSVM Service Errors' should change like this:

Concat('Clinical Registration Errors'.SelectedItems,
        "<p>"&'RUSVM Clinical Registration'&"</p>")

2)set column in sharepoint like this:
data type: multiple line of text

allow: rich text

424.PNG

 

Then data in sharepoint likes like table format too.

425.PNG

 

 

About Excel, I suggest you use the formula above , which includes "<p></p>"to update too.

You just need to find how to display html text as rich text format in cell.

I've found some docs about this for your reference:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9999713/html-text-with-tags-to-formatted-text-in-an-excel-cell

https://community.jaspersoft.com/questions/538090/solved-how-convert-html-text-excel-cell-including-...

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/excel-cell-format-for-html/6d6abd0e-f682-47e6...

 

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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Re: Getting data from PowerApp form - via SharePoint - to Excel, to appear not in a string

Hi @ianallen13 ,

Do you want to display string as multiple line format like powerapps to sharepoint list and Excel?

If so, the key point is to update html text to sharepoint list and Excel.

Then display the data in rich text format in sharepoint list and Excel.

Because I'm not very familiar with Excel, I could only show you how to update html text and then display in rich text format in sharepoint list.

The Excel part's key point is also about how to display html text in a cell. I could only give you some links about it.

Now let me show you the solutions about sharepoint list:

1)Firstly, update with html text.

The data that is used to update 'RUSVM Service Errors' should change like this:

Concat('Clinical Registration Errors'.SelectedItems,
        "<p>"&'RUSVM Clinical Registration'&"</p>")

2)set column in sharepoint like this:
data type: multiple line of text

allow: rich text

424.PNG

 

Then data in sharepoint likes like table format too.

425.PNG

 

 

About Excel, I suggest you use the formula above , which includes "<p></p>"to update too.

You just need to find how to display html text as rich text format in cell.

I've found some docs about this for your reference:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9999713/html-text-with-tags-to-formatted-text-in-an-excel-cell

https://community.jaspersoft.com/questions/538090/solved-how-convert-html-text-excel-cell-including-...

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/excel-cell-format-for-html/6d6abd0e-f682-47e6...

 

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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