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aebara
Helper I
Helper I

Sort, Filter, and Distinct on Gallery

Anyone know how I could add a filter by user input in this gallery items property?

 

This is my current code:

Sort(Distinct('Safety Training', 'Employee Name'), Result, Ascending)

 

Thank you!

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @aebara ,

You did not say what the user was using to do this, but it would go in here

Sort(
   Distinct(
      Filter(
         'Safety Training', 
         FieldName = UserInput
      ),
      'Employee Name'
   ), 
   Result
)

 

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WarrenBelz
Super User
Super User

Hi @aebara ,

You did not say what the user was using to do this, but it would go in here

Sort(
   Distinct(
      Filter(
         'Safety Training', 
         FieldName = UserInput
      ),
      'Employee Name'
   ), 
   Result
)

 

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.

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Hi @WarrenBelz,

 

Whoops, sorry!

 

Currently, the user is being presented with a sorted, distinct-ized gallery. When they click an item in the gallery, it loads that info to a data table.

 

I basically want to add a text_input box that will filter the gallery by employee name.

 

Your code does work! Thank you 😊

 

But now that I see it working, I have a new question...

 

Is there a way to display sorted and distinct results in the gallery before a user sends an input? Currently, the gallery is blank until you type the majority of a name... I was hoping to just have the list displayed in alphabetical order, updating once you type in the textbox

^ Oops, fixed this. Had some sneaky text in the input_box ^

 

Which brings me to one last inquiry... It seems I need to type the entire employee name for the filter function to work. For that reason, I think I would be better off with a search function, or startswith, rather than filter. Do you know how I could combine one of those functions with sort and distinct? I tried dropping them in place of the filter function, but of course that isn't good enough for PowerApps 🙃

^ Fixed as well

 

Sort(
   Distinct(
      Filter(
         'Safety Training', StartsWith('Employee Name', TextInput1.Text)
      ),
      'Employee Name'
   ), 
   Result
)

 

Thanks again @WarrenBelz!

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