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AndrewGeddes
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Helper II

Power BI Integration into Edit form

Hey all,

 

I'm building an app that will allow users to comment within a filtered Power BI dashboard - having filtered based on location and time period, they will add comments using an edit form, and be displayed a gallery of comments related to that selected period.

 

Pretty straight forward. Except seems I'm new to Power BI integration and my Googling skills are failing me.

 

I've got the gallery filtering on both time and location no problem. Next up is the actual edit form. I want to pull the selected filters into the app as hidden fields that are saved to the SharePoint list. Once that's done I've got everything set, I'm just not sure the formula required to write that pull. Seeing a lot of lookup but can't make it function.

 

basically I have 2 fields in Power BI I need - 'time' and 'location'. Here's what I attempted but I'm getting back that this is providing a record - which is not what I want. I need a string for these fields to save back to SharePoint for my filter command on the gallery.

 

LookUp('SharePoint List', Location = First(PowerBIIntegration.Data).'PBI Location')

 

Error is "Expected text value"

 

Any guidance?  Thx!

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Hi @AndrewGeddes 

 

LookUp('SharePoint List', Location = First(PowerBIIntegration.Data).'PBI Location')

 

Location - text column in sp

.'PBI Location' - text value coming from power bi

 

add a label in your app and set its value to  First(PowerBIIntegration.Data).'PBI Location' - see the vlaue returned

 

next hardcode the value and see if you get an error

LookUp('SharePoint List', Location = "hardcoded value")

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RezaDorrani
Dual Super User II
Dual Super User II

Hi @AndrewGeddes 

 

Is Location a text column in sharepoint?

 

PBI Location - check type of data being passed to powerapp

 

 

Hey Reza,

 

This is single line of text columns in SharePoint - to enable the filter function on the gallery. I had them as choice but filter command doesn't cooperate with PBI integration and non-string fields.

 

In PowerBi, these are numerical values or text values in the column. Numberical is 4 digits, text is a mix of 7 characters (numbers and letters)

 

Hi @AndrewGeddes 

 

LookUp('SharePoint List', Location = First(PowerBIIntegration.Data).'PBI Location')

 

Location - text column in sp

.'PBI Location' - text value coming from power bi

 

add a label in your app and set its value to  First(PowerBIIntegration.Data).'PBI Location' - see the vlaue returned

 

next hardcode the value and see if you get an error

LookUp('SharePoint List', Location = "hardcoded value")

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Think I've got it - syntax issue 

 

LookUp('SharePoint List',Location=First(PowerBIIntegration.Data).'PowerBI Location').Location

Hi @AndrewGeddes 

 

glad it worked

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