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## How to determine a control via formula

Hello together,

is it possible to determine a control via formula?

Example:

I have 20 labels: label1, label2, ...

I also have 1 textfield and a button.

In the textfield, I can enter a number between 1 and 20.

By clicking on the button, I want to change the color of the label with the number I entered in the textfield.

So the OnSelect function should be something like this:

label & [textfield.text].fill = red

In fact: if I have entered in the textfield a "5", label5 should be filled red.

How can I do this?

Thanks and best regards,

Max

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Super User

## Re: How to determine a control via formula

Hey @max81

Yes, I understand the scenario, but setting up some control's property based on a button click without using the variables is not doable. You need to manually set up the values in all the controls. I agree with the fact that it should be added to the functionalities and if you think it should, please raise an idea or upvote if exist already on: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

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## Re: How to determine a control via formula

Hi @max81

You can achieve this by setting the configuration as:

Label1 -> Fill -> If(SelectedLabel = "1",Red,RGBA(0, 0, 0, 0))
Label2 -> Fill -> If(SelectedLabel = "2",Red,RGBA(0, 0, 0, 0))
Label3 -> Fill -> If(SelectedLabel = "3",Red,RGBA(0, 0, 0, 0))
...
Label20 -> Fill -> If(SelectedLabel = "20",Red,RGBA(0, 0, 0, 0))

Button -> OnSelect -> Set(SelectedLabel, TextInput1.Text)

Here, TextInput1 is the name of text input control.

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## Re: How to determine a control via formula

Of course that would be possible, but I would like to have a solution where I don't need to adjust for every control the fill function.

It was only an example for a more complex problem and therefore I need a possibility to change a setting of a control that is determined by a formula.

Do you know what I mean?

Super User

## Re: How to determine a control via formula

Hey @max81

Yes, I understand the scenario, but setting up some control's property based on a button click without using the variables is not doable. You need to manually set up the values in all the controls. I agree with the fact that it should be added to the functionalities and if you think it should, please raise an idea or upvote if exist already on: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

Hope this Helps!

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!
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## Re: How to determine a control via formula

Is it possible to create a variable via a formula?

For example:

Set(myVariable & TextInput1.Text; "Red")

So I get for instance a virable myVariable10 with value "Red"?

Super User

## Re: How to determine a control via formula

Hi @max81

No, the naming of variable is not possible this way. Even if you create such a condition where there will be different variable for all the labels, but for that also you have to update each label individually.

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