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Re: Identifying an Item Due for Inspection

I found a relatively easy fix for the time being. The following seems to work when we format the date as yyyymmdd and have the column set to INT in SQL.


SortByColumns('[dbo].[ItemTest]',"NextInspect", Ascending)







This at least sorts the items that have an inspection date that is relatively close.


The next difficult task is going to be coming up with a formula that adds whatever inspection interval

 to the next inspection date field,  but this is a good starting point for solving this particular problem.


Life was sooooo much easier with AWA.  Thanks again @Meneghino.I'll continue to add any addtional solutions I might find in this thread.





Re: Identifying an Item Due for Inspection

In using the yyyymmdd format (20170518, for example), have you been able to add or subtract dates?

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Re: Identifying an Item Due for Inspection

Hi, yes.  In order to do this you need to convert back to dates and then do the addition/subtraction.

I think the shortest and safest way to convert from yyyymmdd to date (MyDateInt) is the following:

DateValue(Replace(Replace(Text(MyDateInt), 7,0,"-"),5,0,"-"))

So if you need to add 35 days to this date you just do this:

DateAdd(DateValue(Replace(Replace(Text(MyDateInt), 7,0,"-"),5,0,"-")), 35, Days)

Same for the difference, in days say between MyDateInt_A and MyDateInt_B:

DateDiff(DateValue(Replace(Replace(Text(MyDateInt_A), 7,0,"-"),5,0,"-"))
, DateValue(Replace(Replace(Text(MyDateInt_B), 7,0,"-"),5,0,"-"))
, Days)

Re: Identifying an Item Due for Inspection

@MeneghinoThat worked! Now there comes the issue with adding the number of days from the inspection interval. There's probably some 15 line formula that I could figure out, but here's a way easier solution:


Here's your formula that you provided:


DateAdd(DateValue(Replace(Replace(Text(MyDateInt), 7,0,"-"),5,0,"-")), 35, Days)

I made some alterations to do the following:


1. Take the nextInspdate DATE and add it to the INTERVAL.

2. Use  the normal mmddyyyy format and DATE as the format in my SQL table.  This way, I'll be able to use DATE in the future in case the PowerApps team finds a way to get past the delegation issues with time. 


Here's the altered formula:



What this does here, is take the datacardvalue that is on the record for nextInspdate and adds it to the datacardvalue that displays the inspection interval.  I added a gallery and a display form so that a user can merely select a record and see the inspection date. The next step is to add a submit button and some additional inputs so that the user can conduct a proper inspection.


See picture below. Thanks @Meneghino for your help.



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