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PowerApp not searching lastname typeahead with StartsWith/EndsWith

Hi,

I have a filter function where there is a searchbox "Name_Search" and I have applied the following code with StatsWith and EndsWith function. It is working fine for the first part of the name field "Name" but it doesn't show/filter the last part of the name until I completely type the last name in the "Name" field. Such as, if anyone's name is "Leonard Baidya" in the Name field and I type Leo, it filters all the names starting with Leo. But If I type Bai, it doesn't filter the last name until I type Baidya completely. 

Is there any workaround? Or If  I can search with any keywords from any part of a name (First/Middle/Last) that would be even better. 

 

StartsWith(Name, Name_search.Text) || EndsWith(Name, Name_search.Text) &&

 

 

Here is my complete code as I have 2 drop downs and another text search box that the filter works on. 

 

Filter(
    PhoneBook,
    Category.Value = "Staff" &&
StartsWith(Name, Name_search.Text) || EndsWith(Name, Name_search.Text) &&
    (IsBlank(Callsign_search.Text) || StartsWith('Call-Sign', Callsign_search.Text)) &&
    If(
        Drop_location.Selected.Result = "All Locations",
        true,
        Location.Value = Drop_location.Selected.Result
    ) &&
    If(
        Drop_sec.Selected.Result1 = "All Sections",
        true,
        'Staff-Section'.Value = Drop_sec.Selected.Result1
    )
)

 

 

 

Appreciate your help on this.

Regards

Leo

 

2 ACCEPTED SOLUTIONS

Accepted Solutions
WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

Hi @LeonardLeo ,

It is doing exactly what the function is designed to do - EndsWith requires you to match the last xxx characters - so if you typed in abcd, the target field content would need to end with abcdLeonard Baidya does not end with Bai - it ends with dya.

You could do this, which will work providing the top filter returns record numbers under your Delegation limit

With(
   {
      _Data:
      Filter(
         PhoneBook,
         Category.Value = "Staff" &&
         (
            Len(Callsign_search.Text) = 0 || 
            StartsWith(
               'Call-Sign', 
               Callsign_search.Text
            )
         ) &&
         (
            Drop_location.Selected.Result = "All Locations" ||
            Location.Value = Drop_location.Selected.Result
         ) &&
         (
            Drop_sec.Selected.Result1 = "All Sections" ||
            'Staff-Section'.Value = Drop_sec.Selected.Result1
         )
      )
   },
   Search(
      _Data,
      Name_search.Text,
      "Name"
   )
)

 

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@LeonardLeo ,

Dangers of free-typing text - fixed on original post.

You would be better doing this for the additional filter

With(
   {
      _Data:
      Filter(
         PhoneBook,
         Category.Value = "Services" &&
         (
            Len(Vehicle_search.Text) = 0 ||
            StartsWith(
               'Vehicle-Number', 
               Vehicle_search.Text
            )
         ) && 
         (
            Drop_location_1.Selected.Result = "All Locations" ||
            Location.Value = Drop_location_1.Selected.Result
         ) 
      )
   },
   Filter(
      _Data,
      Name_search_1.Text in Name ||
      Vehicle_Number.Text in VehicleNumber
   )
)

 

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WarrenBelz
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

Hi @LeonardLeo ,

It is doing exactly what the function is designed to do - EndsWith requires you to match the last xxx characters - so if you typed in abcd, the target field content would need to end with abcdLeonard Baidya does not end with Bai - it ends with dya.

You could do this, which will work providing the top filter returns record numbers under your Delegation limit

With(
   {
      _Data:
      Filter(
         PhoneBook,
         Category.Value = "Staff" &&
         (
            Len(Callsign_search.Text) = 0 || 
            StartsWith(
               'Call-Sign', 
               Callsign_search.Text
            )
         ) &&
         (
            Drop_location.Selected.Result = "All Locations" ||
            Location.Value = Drop_location.Selected.Result
         ) &&
         (
            Drop_sec.Selected.Result1 = "All Sections" ||
            'Staff-Section'.Value = Drop_sec.Selected.Result1
         )
      )
   },
   Search(
      _Data,
      Name_search.Text,
      "Name"
   )
)

 

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Hi Warren, 

This is excellent! Only there was a comma missing and I have fixed it. Thanks a lot.

 

 

Search(
      _Data,
      Name_search.Text,
      "Name"
   )

 

 

In addition to that.. 

I have applied your code in my 2nd screen to filter and I would like to add another Text box so that I can search with Vehicle number. Such as.. This is giving error no matter how I order the last Search code.

 

 

With(
   {
      _Data:
      Filter(
         PhoneBook,
         Category.Value = "Services" &&
         (
            Len(Vehicle_search.Text) = 0 ||
            StartsWith(
               'Vehicle-Number', 
               Vehicle_search.Text
            )
         ) && 
         (
            Drop_location_1.Selected.Result = "All Locations" ||
            Location.Value = Drop_location_1.Selected.Result
         ) 
      )
   },
   Search(
      _Data,
      Name_search_1.Text,
      "Name"
   ) &&
Search(
    _Data, Vehicle_Number.Text,
    "VehicleNumber"
      )
)

 

 

.

@LeonardLeo ,

Dangers of free-typing text - fixed on original post.

You would be better doing this for the additional filter

With(
   {
      _Data:
      Filter(
         PhoneBook,
         Category.Value = "Services" &&
         (
            Len(Vehicle_search.Text) = 0 ||
            StartsWith(
               'Vehicle-Number', 
               Vehicle_search.Text
            )
         ) && 
         (
            Drop_location_1.Selected.Result = "All Locations" ||
            Location.Value = Drop_location_1.Selected.Result
         ) 
      )
   },
   Filter(
      _Data,
      Name_search_1.Text in Name ||
      Vehicle_Number.Text in VehicleNumber
   )
)

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

MVP (Business Applications)   Visit my blog Practical Power Apps

 

Dear Warren,

Thanks a lot. It helps

😎

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