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how to remove duplicates from collection

I have a collection created with duplicate records. Distinct give me single column record which I do not want.

I just want to remove duplicate rows from collection based on one column but it should return collection again(not one column)

how to remove duplicates from collection?

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Re: how to remove duplicates from collection

Hi @AmitLoh-Powerap,


Thanks for the question.

Currently I can't find a way available to remove duplicate records from collection in PowerApps.

The only function that would work with the Duplicate records is Distinct function, and it will only return single columns.

We could archive the duplicate records by using GrouPBy function:

GroupBy and Ungroup functions in PowerApps

Please check to see if the groupby function could be a workaround.

In addition, please also submit an idea regarding delete the duplicate records.




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Re: how to remove duplicates from collection

I found a way to remove duplicates. It is not efficient, but it works!


1- create a column in the collection that concatenates all values that can define the tuple as unique.

2 - create a "temporary" collection with the distinct values from this new column. 


ClearCollect(tempCol,Distinct(originalCollection, NEWCOLUMN));


3- execute a loop in this tempCol and filtering and getting the first values from the originalCollection, and storing them in a second "temporary" collection.


ForAll(tempCol,Collect(tempCol2,First(Filter(originalCollection , NEWCOLUMN=Result))));


4- Replace the originalCollection by the second "temporary" collection.




5- its done! you have a new collection with all duplicated values removed. 


OBS: Make sure you concatenated the correct columns in order to make the tuple unique.

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