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AGS94
Level 8

Using LookUp with UpdateIf

Right now I have cobbled together the following solution that is working fine.

 

I have the following UpdateIf in the OnChange property of a dropdown (DrpPrdTyp😞

UpdateIf(CollPtAPrd,Type=LblProdTypeLookup.Text,{GrpPrd:Value(1)},Type=LblProdTypeLookup.Text,{GrpPrd:Value("")})

which references (via LblProdTypeLookup.Text) the following LookUp formula (within the Text property of a Label):

LookUp(Type,DrpPrdTyp.Selected.Value=GenType).TypeType

I was hoping I could simply replace each instance of LblProdTypeLookup.Text in the DropDown formula with the entire LookUp formula above. When I try I get an "Invalid argument type" error. As a result I am having to hide the Label so I can reference it in order to make the UpdateIf work. Very clunky solution. What am I missing?

 

 

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shailendra74
Level 10

Re: Using LookUp with UpdateIf

Hi @AGS94 

 

What is the datatype of "Type" in CollPtAPrd.  I think it refers to a lookup field. If so you might need the criteria as 

 

Type.Value = LblProdTypeLookup.Text

 

Thanks.

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Using LookUp with UpdateIf

Hi @AGS94 ,

Since the result of this formula is a column:

LookUp(Type,DrpPrdTyp.Selected.Value=GenType).TypeType

 While LblProdTypeLookup.Text respresents a value.

So I suggest you try this formula:
LookUp(Type,DrpPrdTyp.Selected.Value=GenType,TypeType)       (this formula will return a value)

Then, replace LblProdTypeLookup.Text with this LookUp formula in your UpdateIf formula.

Here's a doc about LookUp function for your reference:

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

 

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu

 

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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AGS94
Level 8

Re: Using LookUp with UpdateIf

CollPtAPrd is a collection and the data within the columns I am working with are strings.

 

I am trying to get rid of LblProdTypeLookup.Text  altogether and essentially nest my LookUp within the UpdateIf. My apologies if I am missing something?

AGS94
Level 8

Re: Using LookUp with UpdateIf

Thanks Phoebe. If I undertsand correctly, you are recommending the following?

 

UpdateIf(CollPtAPrd,Type=LookUp(Type,DrpPrdTyp.Selected.Value=GenType,TypeType),{GrpPrd:Value(1)},Type=LookUp(Type,DrpPrdTyp.Selected.Value=GenType,TypeType),{GrpPrd:Value("")})

If so, I am still getting the "Invalid argumant type".

 

Did I do this right?

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Using LookUp with UpdateIf

Hi @AGS94 ,

Could you describe more clearly about your two conditions?

According to your formula, you use the same formula in the two conditions:

Type=LookUp(Type,DrpPrdTyp.Selected.Value=GenType,TypeType)

Could you tell me the data type of: Type, TypeType,GrpPrd?

Could you show me your settings of the DrpPrdTyp? Are you sure it's drop down not combo box?

Try this :

UpdateIf(CollPtAPrd,Type=LookUp(Type,DrpPrdTyp.Selected.Value=GenType,TypeType),{GrpPrd:1},
condition2,{GrpPrd:""}) //replace condition2 with your second condition

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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