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SortByColums : Sort a LookUp column

Hi there 😀

 

I have a list of invitations, that contains a LookUp column for contacts.

I need to get the 'Full Name' column of the related contacts, to filter the list of invitations.

 

Here is my old formula, I sorted my results using a column containing the 'Full Name', automatically extracted from the Contacts. The company I work with deleted this extracted column named "rcr_name".

 

When I put Contact.'Full Name' to replace "rcr_name", it doesn't work.

 

SortByColumns( 

       Filter(
       'Days Attendance';
       StartWith(Contact.'First Name') ¦¦ StartWith(Contact.'Last Name');
       );

       "rcr_name";
       If(SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending)
)

 

Do you have an idea how to sort by Contact.'Full Name' please ?

 

Thanks in advance 😉 😁

Have a good day !

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Community Support

Re: SortByColums : Sort a LookUp column

Hi @Romsteck ,

Could you tell me what is your data source?

I assume that you use CDS.

Firstly, I'm afraid it's not supported to use lookup field in SortByColumns function.

I suggest you use AddColumns function to shape your table.

Try this formula:

SortByColumns( 

       AddColumns(
                   Filter(
                   'Days Attendance';
                   StartWith(Contact.'First Name') ¦¦ StartWith(Contact.'Last Name');
                          );
                   "fullname";Contact.'Full Name' 
 //contact is the lookup field name, 'Full Name' is one field in related Contact entity
                   );

       "fullname";
       If(SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending)
)

Using AddColumns function will not effect your data source's data, it just shape table temporarily.

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Community Support
Community Support

Re: SortByColums : Sort a LookUp column

Hi @Romsteck ,

Could you tell me what is your data source?

I assume that you use CDS.

Firstly, I'm afraid it's not supported to use lookup field in SortByColumns function.

I suggest you use AddColumns function to shape your table.

Try this formula:

SortByColumns( 

       AddColumns(
                   Filter(
                   'Days Attendance';
                   StartWith(Contact.'First Name') ¦¦ StartWith(Contact.'Last Name');
                          );
                   "fullname";Contact.'Full Name' 
 //contact is the lookup field name, 'Full Name' is one field in related Contact entity
                   );

       "fullname";
       If(SortDescending1;Descending;Ascending)
)

Using AddColumns function will not effect your data source's data, it just shape table temporarily.

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

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Advocate III
Advocate III

Re: SortByColums : Sort a LookUp column

Hi @v-yutliu-msft ,

 

Thank you very much for your answer, yes I use CDS.

I can now sort my gallery.

 

However, I have a patch toggle that uses This Item to find the record, but it doesn't work after that...
There is an error at "ThisItem"..

 

Do you have an idea ?

 

Thanks 😁

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Community Support

Re: SortByColums : Sort a LookUp column

Hi @Romsteck ,

Since the gallery's data source have changed to the table that you shaped (AddColumns(....)), so using ThisItem means that the item in the new shaped table ,not the original table.

I suggest you use an unique field to filter and then update.

For example, Id field is your unique field.

You could set patch formula like this:

Patch(entity,LookUp(table,Id=ThisItem.Id),{....})

 

 

Bets regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
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Advocate III
Advocate III

Re: SortByColums : Sort a LookUp column

hi again @v-yutliu-msft ,

 

Perfect, it works great !

 

Thanks ! 😉

 

Have a good day !

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