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Sortbycolumn and filter the same table

I am building a really simple look up app where a user types a store number and data for that store is displayed. 

 

I have been able to do this for a lot of information simply using filter and referencing the storeno.text box

 

I have a table that displays all of the tills within the selected store using : 

 

Filter(Tills, Storeno.Text = Store)

 

But as this can return up to 70 rows I want to sort this table by till number. I have looked at several other threads and am pretty sure the command should be : 

 

SortByColumns(
Filter(Tills, Storeno.Text = Store),
'Till Number_Column1', Descending)

 

But this then returns no data.

 

I know this is going to be something really simple, so will take the opportunity to apologize in advance. 

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@Anonymous 

Let's focus on the following Formula:

SortByColumns(Tills, "Till_Number")

If this is in your Items property of the Gallery and Till_Number is a numeric or text columns (you indicated initially that it is numeric), you should get a sorted list.

You show in your picture that there is an error, can you please hover over the red underlines and let me know what the error is?

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@Anonymous 

Your Formula appears to be correct, so, there is something else at play here.

Is the Till Number_Column1 a text or numeric column, or is it a complex type like a Choice or Lookup?

 

If a simple column, then try to break your Formula apart and see where the issue comes from.

Try:

SortByColumns(
    Tills,
    'Till Number_Column1', 
    Descending
)

And remove the Filter to see if you get results.

You already mentioned that the Filter formula alone returns information, so the above should give some indication of the issue...again, assuming a simple column type.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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@Anonymous 

 

Formula should be:

SortByColumns(
Filter(Tills, Store = Storeno.Text),
'Till Number_Column1', Descending)

 

I am assuming 'Till Number_Column1' is the display name of the field in the SP list. 

 

To trouble shoot the issue, enter your store number in the text field for Storeno. Then, in the formula bar, select the formula Filter(Tills, Store = Storeno.Text), then you will see all the data dynamically.

 

 
 

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Check the column name you are referring in your formula  'Till Number_Column1' appears or not. If you do not see it, then sorting may not work as the column does not exists.

 

If the name of the column is wrong, correct it and give a try again.

 

Regards

Krishna Rachakonda

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@Anonymous 

Also consider to review the name of your column.  You didn't mention any errors, only that you had no information displayed.  But, SortByColumns likes to have the "real" name of your column.  So, if this is in SharePoint, go into the column settings and look at the "real" name of the column.

 

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Anonymous
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Thank you Both for your quick response. 

 

  • I have checked the sharepoint list, The format of till number is "Number"
  • I have attempted to simply sort and that returns no data. 
  • I have checked that Till number_Column1 is visible as a dynamic selection
  • I have also tried this command  Filter(Tills, Storeno.Text = 'Till Number_Column1') and this also returns no data . 

 

So it must be something to do with the either the data on SharePoint or the way I am referencing it. 

 

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@Anonymous 

 

As you mentioned Till Number is a Number column, try the following:

 

Filter(Tills, 'Till Number_Column1' = Value(Storeno.Text))

 

Value function will convert string to number.

 

Regards

Krishna Rachakonda

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@Anonymous 

Ah, so your 'Till Number_Column1' is a datacard, not a column in your data.  What is the exact name of the column you are trying to sort?  You NEED to use that column name in your formula, not reference a datacard in a Form.  That will never return valid results - as you are seeing.

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@Anonymous 

 

Good catch @RandyHayes. I did not observe that. Looks like the column name is 'Till Number'.

 

Filter(Tills, 'Till Number' = Value(Storeno.Text))

 

Regards

Krishna Rachakonda

@rsaikrishna 

The picture was what did it 😉 

So @Anonymous your formula should be:

SortByColumns(
    Filter(Tills, Storeno.Text = Store),
    'Till Number', 
    Descending
)

 

But again, SortByColumns likes to have the real column name, so if the above does not work, check your real column name and place it where 'Till Number' is.

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Anonymous
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HI Krishna, 

 

I deleted the table and started again, which changes everything to 'Column name_Column2', then again to 'Column name_column3' when I repeated this. 

 

I attempted your formula above 

 

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But whilst entering the formula I realized that "Till Number" is showing as well as "Till Number_ColumnX" 

 

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When I swap this back to the original filter it also works fine without any issues 

 

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But when I add the sort by Columns element it fails again 

 

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Whether I use 'Till Number' or 'Till Number_Columnx'

 

MannOnion_2-1607961351681.png

 

 

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