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SortColumn not working on Lookup

I'm trying to set SortColumn on a lookup column on my gallery item. State is the name of the lookup entity.


Set(SortColumn, "State");UpdateContext({SortColumn: "State", SortDescending: !SortDescending})
I've also tried State.Value, State.Name etc (in double quotes)
My sorting works on text fields using the same syntax. Can someone help here? 

Hi @saturation ,

Have you taken a try with the solution I provided above?


Currently, within PowerApps, you could not specify Complex type column (e.g. LookUp, Choice, ... etc) as Sort column within the SortByColumns function.


As an alternative solution, I think the Sort function could achieve your needs. In addition, you could not specify variable as Sort column within the Sort function.


Please consider take a try with above Sort function I provided, then check if the issue is solved:

     If(                                // choose different Sort formula based on the SortField variable value
        SortField = "State",
        State.'Primary Name',            // 'Primary Column' represents the child property under the State LookUp field
        SortField = "Column1",


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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