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Advocate II
Advocate II

List column manipulation (columns to rows) into collection

Good morning, all.


I'm looking to create a collection from a SharePoint list, where the list columns equate to rows in the collection. Here is a simple example:




I can easily create a collection that mirrors the SharePoint list (single row with multiple columns), but I haven't been able to figure out how to flip the data around so to speak to get the desired result show above.


As always, thanks in advance for ideas and assistance!

Super User
Super User

Do you expect the column names to be part of the output or converted to record as well?


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Advocate II
Advocate II

Yes, that is the goal.


I've been playing around with that piece a bit and am getting close with something like this:

Collect(colUserTrainingTEST,AddColumns('DU Module List'.TrackingName,"TrackingName2",TrackingName))
Super User
Super User

hey hey @edbellman , this is one of those where you want to say "fix it at the data source" :).


You could do the following (not the cleanest tho but to give an idea).


Collect Bim and SharePoint in two collections and then add these two for e.g.

ClearCollect(colBim,ForAll(yourDatasource,{tracking:"BIM", value:BIM}));
ClearCollect(colSharePoint,ForAll(yourDatasource,{tracking:"SharePoint", value:SharePoint}));

What you will get are these things

Bim collection



SharePoint collection







Hope this gives some direction.




Advocate II
Advocate II

@rubin_boer , thanks. Yeah I know changing the source is probably the best option, but this is an existing list with about 65-70 columns tracking attendance/completion of training classes for all employees, so it's what I have to work with atm.


That said, your solution appears to work but may not scale well (or easily at least) given the number of columns mentioned above but the end result is definitely what I need.

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