I was wondering, is there any way to sort galleries, dropdowns etc... by numerical order? In an app that I am building, I have a list of "teams" basically. In my share point, they are listed like so : "Team n°: 1 - [Team Name]". I want to display all the teams in numerical order so Team n°1 first then 2,3,4.... Everything is good from 1 to 9 but when you get to ten, it does not work anymore.
It displays 1,10,11,12...19,2,21... you get the idea.
Is there a way around this?
Your gallery displays in the order 1,10,11,12...19,2,21... because TeamNumber is a Text column.
You could make a Gallery with Teams as the datasource and input the following code into the Items property to convert TeamNumber to a Number type value on the fly.
The problem with this formula is wrapping TeamNumber in the Value formula gives a delegation warning. This will only work up to 500 lines in the Teams table.
Therefore, the only real way to solve this is to change the TeamNumber column to a Number column rather than a Text column in your datasource.
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I know it is a text column so I made another column with jsut the numbers and I wanted to sort my text team column taking into account the number column it is related to but does not seems to work.
SortByColumns(Distinct('Tableau de bord ST_1';'Lots concernés');"Result"). This is what I typed but I can only chose result at the end and not the number column
So I cannot do distinct and sort by another column ?
The problem I have is I dont want do change the column type to number because then it wont display the team names just numbers, isnt it?
Hi @Anonymous ,
Do you want to sort a text type columns based on the number inside it?
I suggest you try AddColumns function to shape tables( not affect the original data).
Try this formula:
Substitute(teams,"Team n°: 1 - [",""),
In the formula, I create a new field that only records the team number.
And then, sort the new table based on the number field.
Here's a doc about shaping table for your reference:
Here's a doc about formatting text(in this example is replacing "Team n°: 1 - [...]" with "") for your reference:
I tried your strategies but it seems I cannot pull it off, it won't sort the way I want. So I just put away the number idea.
Sorry for the inconvenience, thank you for the help anyways
First let me say that I am a "BRAND NEW" user to PowerApps so please be patient with me. I have read through the comments and don't quiet understand all of the technical explanations given, so I have attached an image of what I need help on.
I have a PowerApp tied to a Sharepoint list. My list is organized by an Activity number. I want my PowerApp to sort the items by this number. I have two questions: First, Can this be done?, and Secondly can someone explain it in a way that a very new user can understand.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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