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Invalid results when using logical operators AND and OR in PowerApps


When using a programming calculator or other programming language e.g. VB.NET,

`1 || 0 = 1 // True` 


But when using powerapps condition:

`If((1 || 0) = 1, true, false) // False `


Why is that? And how can I achieve the first condition?

I think in PowerApps: And, Or or Not are treated as Boolean. But in a programming calculator or  VB.NET, it is treated as Integer.

So in first equation, the value of `1 || 0` is 1, therefore `1 = 1` is true

But in the second equation, the value of `1 || 0` is false, therefore `false = 1` is false.

I need to be able to use the first equation for my condition. Please help. Thank you. 

Some are requesting the whole scenario, so here it a sample use case.

For example I have 3 desks:
ID | Name   | Approver_Set_ID
1  | Desk 1  |  1
2 | Desk 2   | 3
3 | Desk 3   | 7

Then I have the approver set table
Approver_Set_ID | Name
1                          | John
2                          | Paul
4                          | Brad

For Desk 1, only John can approve the desk reservation. This can be checked by Desk Approver Set ID || Approver's Set ID = Desk Approver Set ID

For Desk 2, both John and Paul can approve the desk reservation, since

3 || 1 (John's) = 3 // True
3 || 2 (Paul's) = 3 // True

Brad cannot approve it because 3 || 4 (Brad's) = 7 // False

For Desk 3, everyone can approve it since 7 || 1, 7|| 2 and 7||4 all equals to itself (7)

In PowerApp's case, it only evaluates if true or false. In my case I want the exact value of the output


Hi @cyberpau ,


Could you please share more details about your scenario? If is possible you could share the whole formula and that would be more helpful.


I made a simple test to show the whole process:



As you see, the IF statement evaluates a test and will return the true value and false value.  On your side, perhaps you could make the evaluation more complete, such as:

If(test value = 1 || test value = 0, true, false)


Hope this helps.


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Jeffer Ni
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it.

Hello, apologies for the late reply I was on vacation. Kindly see updated question. Hope it helps.

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