cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
TrulsB
Advocate II
Advocate II

SortByColumns and using variable sort columns and delegation

Hi, im using SortByColumn in a Gallery, and i am going to create buttons with different for different sort order, eg button for Title, Created, Location, Created by, Priority  Requester.  My variable is varSortColumn.

 

I use the set(varSortColumn,"Title")  to set the column name to sort by.

In the Item in the Gallery i use:

 

SortByColumns(Filter(Serviceoppdrag;StartsWith(Tittel;TextSearchBox1.Text);Active=false);varSortColumn;If(
SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending))

 

When i use a variable, and not the "hord code" name of the column i get an delegation warning. Is there a way to use variable without getting the delegation issue ?    When i use the column name, there is not any delegation problem, only when i use a variable. 

 

 

 

 

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions

@TrulsB 
SORTBYCOLUMNS cannot be delegated when a variable is used as the 2nd argument.

However, we can use the WITH function to achieve the desired result with the SWITCH and SORT functions.  The code below can be delegated and will return the first 2,000 records just like SORTBYCOLUMNS would typically do.  You will have to write a SWITCH case for each sortable column name but the effort it takes to do that is minimal.  

 

 

 

With(
    {wFilterRecords: Filter(Serviceoppdrag; StartsWith(Tittel;TextSearchBox1.Text); Active=false)};
    Switch(
        varSortColumn,
        "ColumnName1",
        Sort(wFilterRecords, "ColumnName1", If(SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending));
        "ColumnName2",
        Sort(wFilterRecords, "ColumnName2", If(SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending));
        "ColumnName3",
        Sort(wFilterRecords, "ColumnName3", If(SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending)); 
    )
)

 

 

 

If you would like a full tutorial on how to build sort controls in your app check out this article I wrote.  A preview image is shown below.

Article - Power Apps Gallery Sort Controls

https://matthewdevaney.com/power-apps-gallery-sort-controls/

 

 

 

powerapps-sort-controls-twitter-0.gif

 

 



---

Please click "Accept as Solution" if my post answered your question so that others may find it more quickly. If you found this post helpful consider giving it a "Thumbs Up."

View solution in original post

22 REPLIES 22
iAm_ManCat
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

Hi,

 

If you have a few variables (one for each column you want to sort by) you can achieve this by having a conditional at that column sort section:

 

So we go from this:

 

SortByColumns(
Filter(
Serviceoppdrag;
StartsWith(Tittel;TextSearchBox1.Text);
Active=false
);
varSortColumn;
If(SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending)
)

 

 

To this:

 

SortByColumns(
              Filter(
                     Serviceoppdrag;
                     StartsWith(Tittel;TextSearchBox1.Text);
                     Active=false
              );
              If(
varSorttitle; "Title";
varSortName; "Name"
); If(SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending) )

..and then include more options depending on how many columns you are sorting by.

 

Then on each of your buttons for setting filters, you have it set just that one filter as true and the rest as false:
i.e. Title button
Set(varSortTitle, true);
Set(varSortName, false);
Set(varSortOtherThing, false);

 

Cheers,

ManCat

 


@iAm_ManCat
My blog


Please 'Mark as Solution' if someone's post answered your question and always 'Thumbs Up' the posts you like or that helped you!


Thanks!
You and everyone else in the community make it the awesome and welcoming place it is, keep your questions coming and make sure to 'like' anything that makes you 'Appy
Sancho Harker, MVP


Thanks, but after the changes i do get a delegation warning on the gallery, and it is not delegated, so i only se a few of the actual items (stored in Sharepoint). 

 

How can it be changed so it will be delegated?

 

 

rebeccas
Community Champion
Community Champion

Which is your column type that is causing the delegation warning?

 

I use this a lot the way you orginally put but I rarely use anything but Text fields in SharePoint (for reasons I could go on about all day long) and I don't usely get Delegation warnings for this.

I pressed wrong button, it was not accepted as a soluciton. 

 

Here is the exact Item query on the Gallery: 

 

SortByColumns(
Filter(
Serviceoppdrag;
StartsWith(
Tittel;
TextSearchBox1.Text
);
Tilservicehistorikk = false
);
If(
varSortAdresse;"GateadresseNavn";
varSortPrioritet;"PrioritetNavn")
;
If(
SortDescending1;
Descending;
Ascending
)
)

 

The sharepoint field "PrioritetNavn" and "Gateadressenavn" is text field (indexed).  If i write the field name, eg. "GateadresseNavn" without the IF-statement, it works well. The same with "PrioritetNavn".  When i inserted the IF-statement, the delegation warning occur. 

prioritetnavn.JPGgateadressenavn.JPG

@TrulsB 

 

Okay..lol..I was about to ask how that could be the solution. Let's get you straight and then we can change that. 

 

I posted this video last week on setting a variable and it changing the sorting order. Check it out and see if it helps any:

 

https://youtu.be/X8KjeXd-_Lk

 

I'm not great at videos but I do a few when I have the time. All of my fields used for this are text fields. Normally the only time I run into the Delegation is if I try and throw in a choice field or people field or something. Usually there will be a blue line under the part that is causing the error ....do you see that to tell you which section is the issue?

 

 

 

The blue Line is under this if statement:

If(
varSortAdresse;"GateadresseNavn";
varSortPrioritet;"PrioritetNavn")
;

Hmm...am at a loss as to why that would cause a delegation warning I would think it should be fine..but I have never used that method so probably not much help on that. I do the variable and refer to it. 

Ok, I think we can get it to do what we want if we just trick PowerApps a bit

- its problem from what I can see is that it doesn't want you doing the conditional checks from that deep into the formula

So we separate it out as conditional checks before we do any of the sorting or filtering:

 

If(
varSortAdresse;
SortByColumns( Filter( Serviceoppdrag; StartsWith(Tittel;TextSearchBox1.Text); Active=false ); "GateadresseNavn"; If(SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending) )
;
varSortPrioritet;
SortByColumns(
Filter( Serviceoppdrag;
StartsWith(Tittel;TextSearchBox1.Text); Active=false
);
"PrioritetNavn";
If(SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending)
)
)

 

Could you give that a try and let me know if that works for you without delegation?

 

Thanks,

Sancho


@iAm_ManCat
My blog


Please 'Mark as Solution' if someone's post answered your question and always 'Thumbs Up' the posts you like or that helped you!


Thanks!
You and everyone else in the community make it the awesome and welcoming place it is, keep your questions coming and make sure to 'like' anything that makes you 'Appy
Sancho Harker, MVP


It works well with the last formula. Is it any other way to use if-statement in the formula, or use variables in the formula without getting delegation problem/warning.  It would be much more flexible doing it with doing the conditional chekcs within the formula vs outside/before?

 

Helpful resources

Announcements

Community will be READ ONLY July 16th, 5p PDT -July 22nd

Dear Community Members,   We'd like to let you know of an upcoming change to the community platform: starting July 16th, the platform will transition to a READ ONLY mode until July 22nd.   During this period, members will not be able to Kudo, Comment, or Reply to any posts.   On July 22nd, please be on the lookout for a message sent to the email address registered on your community profile. This email is crucial as it will contain your unique code and link to register for the new platform encompassing all of the communities.   What to Expect in the New Community: A more unified experience where all products, including Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages, will be accessible from one community.Community Blogs that you can syndicate and link to for automatic updates. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this transition. Stay tuned for the exciting new features and a seamless community experience ahead!

Summer of Solutions | Week 4 Results | Winners will be posted on July 24th

We are excited to announce the Summer of Solutions Challenge!   This challenge is kicking off on Monday, June 17th and will run for (4) weeks.  The challenge is open to all Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio & Power Pages) community members. We invite you to participate in a quest to provide solutions in the Forums to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities.    Entry Period: This Challenge will consist of four weekly Entry Periods as follows (each an “Entry Period”)   - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 17, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 23, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 24, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 1, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 7, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 8, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 14, 2024   Entries will be eligible for the Entry Period in which they are received and will not carryover to subsequent weekly entry periods.  You must enter into each weekly Entry Period separately.   How to Enter: We invite you to participate in a quest to provide "Accepted Solutions" to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities. Users must provide a solution which can be an “Accepted Solution” in the Forums in all of the communities and there are no limits to the number of “Accepted Solutions” that a member can provide for entries in this challenge, but each entry must be substantially unique and different.    Winner Selection and Prizes: At the end of each week, we will list the top ten (10) Community users which will consist of: 5 Community Members & 5 Super Users and they will advance to the final drawing. We will post each week in the News & Announcements the top 10 Solution providers.  At the end of the challenge, we will add all of the top 10 weekly names and enter them into a random drawing.  Then we will randomly select ten (10) winners (5 Community Members & 5 Super Users) from among all eligible entrants received across all weekly Entry Periods to receive the prize listed below. If a winner declines, we will draw again at random for the next winner.  A user will only be able to win once overall. If they are drawn multiple times, another user will be drawn at random.  Individuals will be contacted before the announcement with the opportunity to claim or deny the prize.  Once all of the winners have been notified, we will post in the News & Announcements of each community with the list of winners.   Each winner will receive one (1) Pass to the Power Platform Conference in Las Vegas, Sep. 18-20, 2024 ($1800 value). NOTE: Prize is for conference attendance only and any other costs such as airfare, lodging, transportation, and food are the sole responsibility of the winner. Tickets are not transferable to any other party or to next year’s event.   ** PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED RULES for this CHALLENGE**   Week 1 Results: Congratulations to the Week 1 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Community MembersNumber of SolutionsSuper UsersNumber of Solutions @anandm08  23 @WarrenBelz  31 @DBO_DV  10 @Amik  19 AmínAA 6 @mmbr1606  12 @rzuber  4 @happyume  7 @Giraldoj  3@ANB 6 (tie)   @SpongYe  6 (tie)     Week 2 Results: Congratulations to the Week 2 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutions @anandm08  10@WarrenBelz 25 @DBO_DV  6@mmbr1606 14 @AmínAA 4 @Amik  12 @royg  3 @ANB  10 @AllanDeCastro  2 @SunilPashikanti  5 @Michaelfp  2 @FLMike  5 @eduardo_izzo  2   Meekou 2   @rzuber  2   @Velegandla  2     @PowerPlatform-P  2   @Micaiah  2     Week 3 Results: Congratulations to the Week 3 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge.   Week 3:Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Apps anandm0861WarrenBelz86DBO_DV25Amik66Michaelfp13mmbr160647Giraldoj13FLMike31AmínAA13SpongYe27     Week 4 Results: Congratulations to the Week 4 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge.   Week 4:Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Apps DBO-DV21WarranBelz26Giraldoj7mmbr160618Muzammmil_0695067Amik14samfawzi_acml6FLMike12tzuber6ANB8   SunilPashikanti8

Check Out | 2024 Release Wave 2 Plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform

On July 16, 2024, we published the 2024 release wave 2 plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. These plans are a compilation of the new capabilities planned to be released between October 2024 to March 2025. This release introduces a wealth of new features designed to enhance customer understanding and improve overall user experience, showcasing our dedication to driving digital transformation for our customers and partners.    The upcoming wave is centered around utilizing advanced AI and Microsoft Copilot technologies to enhance user productivity and streamline operations across diverse business applications. These enhancements include intelligent automation, AI-powered insights, and immersive user experiences that are designed to break down barriers between data, insights, and individuals. Watch a summary of the release highlights.    Discover the latest features that empower organizations to operate more efficiently and adaptively. From AI-driven sales insights and customer service enhancements to predictive analytics in supply chain management and autonomous financial processes, the new capabilities enable businesses to proactively address challenges and capitalize on opportunities.    

Updates to Transitions in the Power Platform Communities

We're embarking on a journey to enhance your experience by transitioning to a new community platform. Our team has been diligently working to create a fresh community site, leveraging the very Dynamics 365 and Power Platform tools our community advocates for.  We started this journey with transitioning Copilot Studio forums and blogs in June. The move marks the beginning of a new chapter, and we're eager for you to be a part of it. The rest of the Power Platform product sites will be moving over this summer.   Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the launch. We can't wait to welcome you to our new community space, designed with you in mind. Let's connect, learn, and grow together.   Here's to new beginnings and endless possibilities!   If you have any questions, observations or concerns throughout this process please go to https://aka.ms/PPCommSupport.   To stay up to date on the latest details of this migration and other important Community updates subscribe to our News and Announcements forums: Copilot Studio, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Pages

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (2,306)