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Helper III

LookUp formula not working

I have a form in which one of the text labels uses this formula to get the department name.


I cant figure out why but doesn't seem to work and the only error it shows is a delegation error.


Any ideas on what could be the issue?

Super User
Super User

Where are you using this code? Control/Property

I'm not sure in regards to control/property.


This is part of the page the form is on I just can't get it to display the department name.



Super User
Super User


Assuming that there is a gallery, (say, Gallery1) for selecting the person and the controls are in a form datasource: People and Item: Gallery1.Selected, the default of the textbox should be: 

LookUp(Department, ID=ThisItem. 'Department ID').'Department Name'

Thanks for the reply.


My form uses a data source that doesn't have a department ID field so I can't directly LookUp for that. Is there any workaround?

Super User
Super User

What field in the people table stores the department? If you don't have one, you need to add one. 

The 'Department ID' field which is also in the Departments list.

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