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audrieg
Power Automate
Power Automate

List Box to String

Is it possible to take the collection called arrayName (now shown in a multi-select list box control in PowerApps) and convert it to a string of text where semi-colons separate the array items?

 

It had a collect(numbers)

which is now

1

2

3

4

 

I want to convert it to 1;2;3;4

 

Please help.

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yukonn
Advocate III
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Hi,

 

        Try with below sample If you want to get "1;2;3;4" from your collection or list box.

 

Try below code inside TextBox's Text Property

Left(Concat(ListBox1.SelectedItems.Value, Concatenate(Text(Value), ";")),Len(Concat(ListBox1.SelectedItems.Value, Concatenate(Text(Value), ";"))) - 1)

Regards,

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yukonn
Advocate III
Advocate III

Hi,

 

        Try with below sample If you want to get "1;2;3;4" from your collection or list box.

 

Try below code inside TextBox's Text Property

Left(Concat(ListBox1.SelectedItems.Value, Concatenate(Text(Value), ";")),Len(Concat(ListBox1.SelectedItems.Value, Concatenate(Text(Value), ";"))) - 1)

Regards,

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Left(Concat(BrowseProducts.Selected.Title, Concatenate(Text(Value), ";")),Len(Concat(BrowseProducts.Selected.Title, Concatenate(Text(Value), ";"))) - 1)When I enter that (which made total sense to me), and then I ran the app and selected items in that ListBox it didn't do anything at all. What I realized is that I need to actually touch the listbox to get that to work. (So it works on selection.) GREAT SOLUTION.....only it wasn't working for my scenario....which I didn't explain to you - LOL.

 

So I have a gallery on the left side of the page, when I select an item from the gallery it goes into the list box, as a result of that I want the text box to be populated. So I thought I would be able to add your expression to the onchange event of the list like this:

TextBox3.Text = Left(Concat(ListBox2.SelectedItems.Value, Concatenate(Text(Value), ";")),Len(Concat(ListBox2.SelectedItems.Value, Concatenate(Text(Value), ";"))) - 1)

 

But it didn't work (as I have learned that I can't really set a field based on another field). Do you have any ideas for how I can get around this nuance?

 

FYI: I also tried skipping over the ListBox and going directly from the Gallery to the text box with this modification (but it doesn't work):

Left(Concat(BrowseProducts.Selected.Title, Concatenate(Text(Value), ";")),Len(Concat(BrowseProducts.Selected.Title, Concatenate(Text(Value), ";"))) - 1)

Bassel
Frequent Visitor

What do you mean by Text(Value) please ?

Thanks so much!  I'm new to PowerApps and this resolved the issue I was struggling with!


@audrieg wrote:

So I have a gallery on the left side of the page, when I select an item from the gallery it goes into the list box, as a result of that I want the text box to be populated. So I thought I would be able to add your expression to the onchange event of the list like this:

TextBox3.Text = Left(Concat(ListBox2.SelectedItems.Value, Concatenate(Text(Value), ";")),Len(Concat(ListBox2.SelectedItems.Value, Concatenate(Text(Value), ";"))) - 1)

 

But it didn't work (as I have learned that I can't really set a field based on another field). Do you have any ideas for how I can get around this nuance?



You'll probably want to enter the formula as the default in the text box and reset the textbox onchange of the listbox.

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