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Searching for managed metadata

I have a gallery displaying sharepoint list items. I am trying to search it based on the title field, a text column, and a managed metadata field.

 

Search works fine on the first two columns but when I input the 3rd I get the error:

 

Managed Metadata Issue.png 

 

My code takes the format:

 

 

Search('SourceList',Searchbox.Text,"Title","TextField","ManagedMetadataField")

 

 

as you can see in the photo, the error says expects text type, but mousing over the metadata column it says it is of the type text so I do not see the issue.

 

Is PowerApps simply unable to search on metadata columns?

 

Thanks,

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Re: Searching for managed metadata

Hi @Lewkir ,

Yes, so the Tags column allows multiple selections?

If so, please try this, concatenate multiple selections to a string.

 

Search(AddColumns('SourceList',"NewColumn",Concat(Tags,Label)),SearchboxSS.Text,"Title","Area","NewColumn")

 

Hope this helps.

Sik

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Re: Searching for managed metadata

Hi @Lewkir ,

 

Search function only support Text type column, Tags is only shown as Text, but it still managed metadata type column.

To achieve your need, please try this, add a new column to store the label to Managed metadata value. and search by that.

 

Search(AddColumns('SourceList',"NewColumn",Tags.Label),SearchboxSS.Text,"Title","Area","NewColumn")

Hope this helps.

Sik

 

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Helper III
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Re: Searching for managed metadata

Hi Sik,

 

Thanks for the response.

 

I'm afraid I'm still getting the same error:

 

Managed Metadata Issue 2.png

 

It's still saying the "NewTag" field is text too.

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Re: Searching for managed metadata

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Re: Searching for managed metadata

Hi @Lewkir ,

 

That's weird, since the code work well on my side.  Please share the sample data of Tags Label.

Could you please try this?

Search(AddColumns('SourceList',"NewColumn",Text(Tags.Label)),SearchboxSS.Text,"Title","Area","NewColumn")

Snipaste_2020-05-21_16-04-29.png

Sik

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Re: Searching for managed metadata

Yeah I had the same idea to use Text() but unfortunately the issue persists:

 

Managed Metadata Issue 4.png

 

By sample data do you mean this:

 

Managed Metadata Issue 3.png

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Re: Searching for managed metadata

Hi @Lewkir ,

Yes, so the Tags column allows multiple selections?

If so, please try this, concatenate multiple selections to a string.

 

Search(AddColumns('SourceList',"NewColumn",Concat(Tags,Label)),SearchboxSS.Text,"Title","Area","NewColumn")

 

Hope this helps.

Sik

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Helper III
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Re: Searching for managed metadata

Hmm now it's created a new error:

 

Managed Metadata Issue 5.png

 

not sure why it's saying it doesn't exist when it's clearly there.

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Helper III
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Re: Searching for managed metadata

Hi, I deleted "New Tag" and put it back and now it works. Thanks for all your help.

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