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Recharged66
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SortBy and Search in PowerApp only Referencing 'Title', Need to Change.

Hello all, I am having an ongoing problem with sorting and searching in my PowerApp gallery with a small SharePoint list as the data source. My default code in the BrowseGallery field  is:

 

SortByColumns(Filter([@'Users Account Management'], StartsWith(Title, TextSearchBox1.Text)), "Title", If(SortDescending1, Descending, Ascending))

 

...however this seems to sort and search only on the 'Title' field, which is the mandatory single line of text in the list which I am not using at all in the PowerApp. I want to sort by 'Added Date', and search only on 'User Name', but I cannot insert these anywhere as it breaks the formula. Hopefully someone can help....!

 

Thanks in advance.

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Drrickryp
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@Recharged66 

Try

 

Sort(
     Filter([@'Users Account Management'], StartsWith(
                                                     'User Name', TextSearchBox1.Text
                                                     )
      ), 'Added Date', If(SortDescending1, Descending, Ascending)
)

 

One problem that you have is spaces in the column names.  This can complicate the formulas in PowerApps. For some more helpful tips in working with SharePoint, check out my blog post  https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Community-Blog/The-Ten-Commandments-of-SharePoint-in-... 

 

I appreciate your response, but the code left me with errors.

 

  • In my Browsegallery1, I received  this error message: "Invalid argument type record. Expecting a text value instead"
  • For each of my display fields in the gallery I received this error message: "Name isn't valid."thisItem' isn't recognized"

 

Thanks

Drrickryp
Super User
Super User

@Recharged66 

That could be due to using "people" or "choice" type field for User name or if you have changed the names of the fields once you have created the list. Please indicate the type of field for 'User Name' 

Thank you again for your help.

 

"User Name" is a 'Person or Group' field of Active Directory names pointing to my SharePoint group members list. I have limited it to "People Only" rather than People and Groups. Several of these fields in my SharePoint 'Users Account Management' list were renamed, and I now have about 50 records in the list

 

If I delete and create the 'Name' field as new, will it fix this recognition problem, and will I have to re-add all my users?  

 

Thanks so much...

Drrickryp
Super User
Super User

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