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Anonymous
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How to update column names of the table with years based on start and end dates

Hello,

 

I'm trying to add a feature in my application which is as follows - 

1. I have start and end date

2. I have a table for adding additional data.

3. Depending on the start and end year, I would like to have the column names of the table be auto populated based on the years in the start and end date range as shown below -

GeethaSandra_0-1665427291428.png

 

Could anyone please help me with the logic on how to get the years displayed as column names?

 

Thanks,

Geetha

 

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Feiteira
Resolver II
Resolver II

Hi there @Anonymous ,

 

I'm guessing you are using TextInput instead of DatePicker, I was able to do this in a very simple way using DatePicker and therefore, advise you to change to the same.

 

Now, let's have a look at it:

  • Having all the DatePickers, Labels and Gallery in place

Feiteira_0-1665430464187.png  Feiteira_1-1665430515750.png

  • Insert the following code in the Gallery's Items property and adapt the components name to yours:
Sequence(
    Year(EndDatePicker.SelectedDate) - Year(StartDatePicker.SelectedDate) + 1,
    Year(StartDatePicker.SelectedDate),
    1
)

Feiteira_2-1665430750838.png

 

  • As a first plus, insert the following in the Gallery's Visible property so it only shows up when both dates are selected:
If(
    IsBlank(EndDatePicker.SelectedDate)
    And
    IsBlank(StartDatePicker.SelectedDate),
    false,
    true
)

Feiteira_3-1665430803473.png

  • As a second plus, I played a bit with the Width property of the Gallery and made it look responsive so that it has only the necessary width to it's actual Item count, Insert the following code in the Width property of the Gallery. 

Note: change the value "209" to your Gallery Item Width property value

Feiteira_5-1665431299472.png

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

 

Don't forget to "Accept as solution" and give it the Kudos if this worked out for you!! 😀

 

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Manan-Malhotra
Super User
Super User

Try refering to this document, using a For loop might solve it

 

Solved: Performing a FOR loop in PowerApps - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com)

Anonymous
Not applicable

Hello,

Here is an alternative approach using Sequence function Sequence function in Power Apps - Power Platform | Microsoft Learn

 

Sequence( (Year(selectedToDate) - Year(selectedFromDate),Year(selectedFromDate),1 )

 

 

the output will be a table of a single column (named "Value") the rows will contain the years between the selected dates so you can use it as the "items" of your gallery

 

let me know if that works 

Feiteira
Resolver II
Resolver II

Hi there @Anonymous ,

 

I'm guessing you are using TextInput instead of DatePicker, I was able to do this in a very simple way using DatePicker and therefore, advise you to change to the same.

 

Now, let's have a look at it:

  • Having all the DatePickers, Labels and Gallery in place

Feiteira_0-1665430464187.png  Feiteira_1-1665430515750.png

  • Insert the following code in the Gallery's Items property and adapt the components name to yours:
Sequence(
    Year(EndDatePicker.SelectedDate) - Year(StartDatePicker.SelectedDate) + 1,
    Year(StartDatePicker.SelectedDate),
    1
)

Feiteira_2-1665430750838.png

 

  • As a first plus, insert the following in the Gallery's Visible property so it only shows up when both dates are selected:
If(
    IsBlank(EndDatePicker.SelectedDate)
    And
    IsBlank(StartDatePicker.SelectedDate),
    false,
    true
)

Feiteira_3-1665430803473.png

  • As a second plus, I played a bit with the Width property of the Gallery and made it look responsive so that it has only the necessary width to it's actual Item count, Insert the following code in the Width property of the Gallery. 

Note: change the value "209" to your Gallery Item Width property value

Feiteira_5-1665431299472.png

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

 

Don't forget to "Accept as solution" and give it the Kudos if this worked out for you!! 😀

 

Anonymous
Not applicable

Thanks @Manan-Malhotra @Anonymous @Feiteira for your inputs!

I just learnt about Sequence today (added 1 new information to my bucket 🙂) which I didn't knew anything about.

@Feiteira I converted the text fields to date fields and followed the exact same steps as you mentioned and it worked.

Anonymous
Not applicable

@Feiteira , could you please share details on how the fields were stored in the share point?

My concern was the column names (years) keep changing every year. And I'm not sure if it is a good practice to store the data as columns in share point.

GeethaSandra_0-1666043539767.png

What are your thoughts on this?

 

Thanks,

Geetha

Sorry for the delay @Anonymous ,

 

I did not use SharePoint for this, just used the DatePickers but you can use data stored anywhere to do this.

Give me a little more context on what you want to do, please. Do you want to use stored data for that sequence or will you stored it after you generate the sequence?

Anonymous
Not applicable

Sure.

The problem is as follows - 

GeethaSandra_0-1666206841053.png

Background:

- I'm using AI builder to fetch the data from PDF. The data picked from PDF is displayed in the above screen (highlighted in red and green).

- Fields highlighted in red color are text fields.

- Box highlighted in green color (left side) is a gallery with items from the PDF.

- Box highlighted in green color (right side) is a text field for each of the corresponding gallery item. ("Clause description" changes upon selection of gallery item ("Clause name").

- for each clause (gallery item) selected, sub clause text field (highlighted in purple) should store information provided by the user.

 

Problems: 

1. how to store clause names (highlighted in green) in share point with text fields highlighted in red? should it be column names, or should it be stored differently?

2. is it good to store in a collection the subclause information (highlighted in purple color) against each clause (gallery items highlighted in green color)? or is there any other better way?

3. how to store subclause information in step 2 across different years in a collection?

4. how to handle step 2 for multiple clause-subclause combination? because there are totally 9 clauses and for each clause, there is a set of subclauses across different years.

5. how to store sub clause details (highlighted in purple) for each clause (gallery item highlighted in green)

 

Thanks,

Geetha

Anonymous
Not applicable

@Feiteira,

Any thoughts on this?

 

Thanks in advance,

Geetha

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