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Sacred_Totems
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Set Global Variable to Specific Record

App OnStart must be set to to make a variable out of a record from Sharepoint.

 

If the Variable is called HouseChoice, and you wanted the record with "Choose A House" in the Title column, what should Set() be like?

 

 

 

 

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timl
Super User III
Super User III

Hi @Sacred_Totems 

It would be the Lookup function that you would use in this instance:

Set(HouseChoice,
    LookUp('House list',Title="Choose A House")
)

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v-siky-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Sacred_Totems ,

 

Filter returns a table, LookUp returns a record.

Please try this:

Set(HouseChoice,LookUp('SP list',Title="Choose A House"))

Sik

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eka24
Super User III
Super User III

Uset

Set(HouseChoice,"Choose A House" )

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@eka24 

 

Thanks eka... but I need the variable to be the entire record within 'House List', that has Choose A House as it's Title column.  If I were to put Set(HouseChoice,"Choose A House" ), then I would only have the words.

 

 

Please be more specific. If possible typical example will help

Do you want something like:

Set(HouseChoice,Filter('House list',ColumnName="Choose A House"))

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Global Variable = HouseChoice

Data Source = House List

Record to be make Global Variable from = The one with with "Choose A House" in the Title column field

 

I need to make a global variable out of the entire House List record, using LookUp or something that will identify which record has Choose A House in the Title column.

Try

Set(HouseChoice,Filter('House list',ColumnName="Choose A House"))

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From first glance I am expecting that will return a table instead of record since it is using filter, which will be a problem later for me, since I am making reference to the variable's individual columns later on.

Show a sample Table and indicate what you want to see in the variable

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timl
Super User III
Super User III

Hi @Sacred_Totems 

It would be the Lookup function that you would use in this instance:

Set(HouseChoice,
    LookUp('House list',Title="Choose A House")
)

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I want the variable to be the entire record from Sharepoint, as a record, so I can draw from it throughout the app.  I'm purposely avoiding making the global variable a table though, so that formulas later are simpler.

 

Example Sharepoint List:

TitleColorSizeLocation
Choose   
HomeRed1234435 Blackberry Drive
Rental PropertyBlue1100216 Pencil Street

 

The list has dozens of columns for various parts the app.  Each row is called a "Record".  I had seen elsewhere in the forums that using the Filter function results in Tables being made instead of just Records.  That means formulas were more complicated when drawing on the columns in the record, since then you have to Filter the global variable table each time you use it, instead of automatically making reference to the specific record each time.

 

I am expecting to use LookUp because it returns a single record only.  Where Filter is for generating a table of records. 

 

 

 

 

 

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