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Search Multiple Columns - Text & Choice

Hi Folks -

 

I have a search box and galley set up on one of my form. I've also enabled it where the user can search multple fields as well. Here is my formula:

SortByColumns(
	Filter(rdAssets, 
		StartsWith(Alias, TextSearchBox4.Text) || 
		StartsWith(Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) ||
		StartsWith(Target_x0020_Short_x0020_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) ||
		StartsWith(Brand_x0020_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) ||
		StartsWith(PF_Research_Code, TextSearchBox4.Text) ||
		StartsWith(Generic_x0020_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) ||
		StartsWith(Development_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) ||
		StartsWith(Alternate_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) && !(Portfolio_x0020_Status.Value="Terminated")), 
		"Alias", If(SortDescending1, Descending, Ascending)
	)

It's currently sorted by "Alias" (which is a text field), however I need to add one more column to sort by : Portfolio_x0020_Status

The issue is the Portfolio_x0020_Status is a choice field and it's not liking any formula. Can somene give me some pointers on how to add Portfolio_x0020_Status to my above formula?

Thank you!

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@simms7400 

Give this a try:

 

SortByColumns(
	AddColumns(
Filter(rdAssets, StartsWith(Alias, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(Target_x0020_Short_x0020_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(Brand_x0020_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(PF_Research_Code, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(Generic_x0020_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(Development_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(Alternate_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) && !(Portfolio_x0020_Status.Value="Terminated")
),
"txtPortfolioStatus", Portfolio_x0020_Status.Value), "Alias", If(SortDescending1, Descending, Ascending),
"txtPortfolioStatus", If(SortDescending1, Descending, Ascending) )

This will augment your results of your Filter table with an additional column, which is the value of the Portfolio Status column.  You can then use that added column in your sort.

 

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Dual Super User II
Dual Super User II

Hi @simms7400 

 

Use the Sort function

 

Sort( <filter condition>, Portfolio_x0020_Status.Value, <Ascending or Descending>)   

 

Regards,

Reza

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@RezaDorrani 

 

Hi - thank you. but I need to do Alias and Portfolio_x0020_Status.Value.

 

? Thanks!

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@simms7400 

Give this a try:

 

SortByColumns(
	AddColumns(
Filter(rdAssets, StartsWith(Alias, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(Target_x0020_Short_x0020_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(Brand_x0020_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(PF_Research_Code, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(Generic_x0020_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(Development_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) || StartsWith(Alternate_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) && !(Portfolio_x0020_Status.Value="Terminated")
),
"txtPortfolioStatus", Portfolio_x0020_Status.Value), "Alias", If(SortDescending1, Descending, Ascending),
"txtPortfolioStatus", If(SortDescending1, Descending, Ascending) )

This will augment your results of your Filter table with an additional column, which is the value of the Portfolio Status column.  You can then use that added column in your sort.

 

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@RandyHayes  Hi Randy -

 

As usual, youre a wizard! Worked like a charm. I switched the Portfolio_Status with Alias so it sorts Alias first, but all is good.

 

Thank you so much!

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@RandyHayes  Actually, I  am running into an issue.

 

I applied this logic to my gallery,  per your suggestion.:

SortByColumns(
	AddColumns(
             Filter(rdAssets, 
		StartsWith(Alias, TextSearchBox4.Text) || 
		StartsWith(Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) ||
		StartsWith(Target_x0020_Short_x0020_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) ||
		StartsWith(Brand_x0020_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) ||
		StartsWith(PF_Research_Code, TextSearchBox4.Text) ||
		StartsWith(Generic_x0020_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) ||
		StartsWith(Development_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) ||
		StartsWith(Alternate_Name, TextSearchBox4.Text) && !(Portfolio_x0020_Status.Value="Terminated")
                    ), 
             "txtPortfolioStatus", Portfolio_x0020_Status.Value),
   "txtPortfolioStatus", If(SortDescending1, Descending, Ascending),
   "Alias", If(SortDescending1, Descending, Ascending)
)

However, one of my properites on my EditForm is not rendering now.  My Items property (AssetBrowseGallery.Selected) is now saying:

"Invalid Formula.  Expected a value compatible with DataSource."

 

Is this because I'm using the Portfolio_Status filter as well?

 

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@simms7400 

Ah yes, you most likely have a Item property on the Form set to GalleryX.Selected

With the formula I provided, this will break those situations.

The quick fix is this on your Form Item property:

  First(DropColumns(Table(Galleryx.Selected), "txtPortfolioStatus"))

 

That should resolve that.

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@RandyHayes 

 

Hi Randy, thank you! Just tried your formula on my EditForm Item property and still getting same error.

 

Keep in mind, my Gallery and Edit form are two seperate things, does that matter? Thanks!

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@simms7400 

So, your Gallery is based on rdAssets and your EditForm as well I assume.

What is your formula for your EditForm Item property?

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@RandyHayes  Hi Randy,

 

my formula is the one you provided above for my Item property on my EditForm.   Thanks!

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