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SShulaw
Helper I
Helper I

Search Box Help!

I recently had to relocate my sp list from one sp to another, and now my search function no longer works. The code will not work in any way I have tried it. 

 

This is the way it was working before:

 

Sort(Search('New Phone Book List',SearchBox.Text, "Emp Name", "Service", "Phone", "Title", "Keywords"),"Emp Name", Ascending)

 

The sort portion of the code is working, and the data will populate into the gallery when only this portion is input. 

Sort('New Phone Book List',"emp Name",Ascending)

 

When I try to put only the search function, no data will populate in the gallery.

 

I also tried it this way with no success:

Sort('New Phone Book List',"emp Name",Ascending);Search('New Phone Book List',SearchBox.Text,"Emp Name", "Service", "Phone", "Title", "Keywords")

 

Any advice? Thank you!

 

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Drrickryp
Super User
Super User

Hi @SShulaw 

Welcome to SharePoint h3ll!  https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Community-Blog/The-Ten-Commandments-of-SharePoint-in-... .  Check out #6

In any event Search and "in" are not delegatable in SharePoint. For your problem, I suggest

Filter('New Phone Book List', StartsWith(Title, SearchBox.Text) || StartsWith(Service, SearchBox.Text)....etc)

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C-Papa
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi, it looks like the database is recognised but the column names are not, apart from title (which is default). Did you change the column names in the new list? If the match, try going to your connection and right click and press refresh

The name column was changed from "Name" to "Emp Name", but I reflected that in the code. So I am not really sure why it is not recognizing the column names. 

Drrickryp
Super User
Super User

Hi @SShulaw 

Welcome to SharePoint h3ll!  https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Community-Blog/The-Ten-Commandments-of-SharePoint-in-... .  Check out #6

In any event Search and "in" are not delegatable in SharePoint. For your problem, I suggest

Filter('New Phone Book List', StartsWith(Title, SearchBox.Text) || StartsWith(Service, SearchBox.Text)....etc)

I see.... Let me try to change that back and see what happens. 

Drrickryp
Super User
Super User

@SShulaw 

Changing it back may not work.  SharePoint "remembers" the original column names as well as the Display name that you change it to.  My suggestion is to start again with a new list, leave out spaces in the column names as well as the name of the list, Use only single line of text, numbers and data/time type columns.  Then import the data into the new list. Then, import the list into PowerApps. 

building a new list with the original names did not work either

So I got this to partially work. 

 

Filter('New Phone Book', StartsWith(Title, SearchBox.Text) || StartsWith(Service, SearchBox.Text) || StartsWith('Employee Name',SearchBox.Text) || StartsWith(Phone,SearchBox.Text) || StartsWith(Keywords,SearchBox.Text))

 

I had to change the name of my "Name" column (I know, rule 6). But there was another column named "Name {Name}" according to powerapps. So, that string above works however, not exactly how the original search string did. 

 

Is it possible to make this search a partial match? i.e. it is currently finding John Smith if I type in John, but will not find him if I type in Smith because it is going off what the name (or number) starts with. 

SShulaw
Helper I
Helper I

Filter('New Phone Book', SearchBox.Text in 'Employee Name' || SearchBox.Text in Phone || SearchBox.Text in Keywords || SearchBox.Text in Title || SearchBox.Text in Service)

 

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Drrickryp
Super User
Super User

@SShulaw 

It depends on how many items are in your list.  If it will never exceed 2k, you can make a collection from the list and use that with the Search function or the "in" operator.  If it will exceed 2k, check @WarrenBelz 's blog Practical PowerApps for work arounds. 

FYI: Name is a reserved word in PowerApps so never name a name column "name".

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