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Helper III

Number Value Comparison

Hello Guys/@yashag2255,


I have an issue with data comparison


Visibility property for (errormessage)

If(Value(DataCardValue9.Text) > Value(compassionateleavebalance.Text),true, false )


in app testing it works well, but when published it does not work well, the error message displays when any digit is typed into the (DatacardValue9.Text) field even if it is actually less than the DataCardValue9.

Please help  guys




That means you are comparing a Number to something else (e.g. Text) in your If statement.  Try putting SickLeaveBalance inside a Value() function


If you want to see what the collection looks like during troubleshooting just put it in a Data Table temporarily.  Similarly you can put the Set variables in Labels temporarily.  Just to see their values.

Hi @mdevaney 


the values are correct in the data table the 4ilters are correct too.

but when i call the SickLeaveBalance into a label i get and error saying the datatype is Table, expected text value


I made a mistake in my code earlier on and now I've been able to test.  Here's what you should put in the OnStart property.  Remove the FIRST function from COLLECT and then put it in each of the SET functions as shown below.


Collect(LeaveBalances,Filter('Leave Balance List','Staff Name'.Email = CurrentUserEmail));
Set(AnnualLeaveBalance,First(LeaveBalances).'Annual Leave Balance');
Set(SickLeaveBalance,First(LeaveBalances).'Sick Leave Balance');
Set(CompassionateLeaveBalance,First(LeaveBalances).'Compassionate Leave Balance');


Now all of your SET varaibles will be data type text.


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HI @abieba ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you mean that the data value comparison does not work when running the published app?


Based on the issue that you mentioned, I have made a test on my side, and don't have the issue that you mentioned.


Please consider modify your formula as below (set the Visible property of the error message Label to following):


Value(DataCardValue9.Text) - Value(compassionateleavebalance.Text) > 0,



   Value(Trim(DataCardValue9.Text)) - Value(Trim(compassionateleavebalance.Text)) > 0,

Please also consider take a try with above solution, check if the issue is solved.


If the issue still exists, please consider re-create a new app, then try above formula again, check if the issue is solved.


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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