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rmaziwis
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Sorting Records in aphabetical order on a dropn down list when it created in the app

Hi All

 

I have  drop down fields in an app that Iam allowing  admin users to maintain themselves  through and admin section within the app that they only have access to.

In this example Iam using sites ,so an admin user can create a new site and it will automatically become available on the dropdown but it creates the last record at the bottom and not in alphabetical order which is what my users are asking for because they are site names.

The drop down saves data  in SQL I just connect the field to a sql data source called sites [rp].[sites].

Admin section.PNGMiantained in SQL.PNGThis is the drop down list.PNG

So how can I  ensure that when a dropdown record is created it sorts it in alphabetical order?

 

 

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Re: Sorting Records in aphabetical order on a dropn down list when it created in the app

@rmaziwis 

Pretty straightforward fortunately.

Sort(datasource, sortByColumnName, AscendingOrDescending)

 

Assuming your column is called 'Site Name' heres how to do it.

Sort([rp].[sites],'Site Name',Ascending)

 

Link to MS Docs for SORT 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/functions/function-sort

 

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Re: Sorting Records in aphabetical order on a dropn down list when it created in the app

@rmaziwis 

Pretty straightforward fortunately.

Sort(datasource, sortByColumnName, AscendingOrDescending)

 

Assuming your column is called 'Site Name' heres how to do it.

Sort([rp].[sites],'Site Name',Ascending)

 

Link to MS Docs for SORT 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/functions/function-sort

 

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rmaziwis
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Re: Sorting Records in aphabetical order on a dropn down list when it created in the app

 

awesome it worked

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