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TechWannaBe23
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If then formula in a column based on a choice with date calculations

I have a table called Assignment, which contains all of the following fields.  I have a column for "Audit Frequency" which is a choice column.  The answers are "monthly" & "quarterly".  I would like the 'Next Audit Date' (Date field) to auto populate based of the "Last Audit Date" (Date field).  My current formula is this If('Audit Frequency' = 'Monthly','Last Audit Date' + 30,'Last Audit Date' + 90).  I am getting an error that says incompatible types for comparison.  How can I resolve this?

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dpoggemann
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Hi @TechWannaBe23 ,

sorry, didn't realize you were doing a PowerFX Formula column...  This is not currently supported with the preview, see here:  https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-apps/maker/data-platform/formula-columns#function-types 

 

 

 

 

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Drew

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Hi,

 

Don't know if you're still looking for this, but I think I see the issue. You need a different name on the right side of the equation. If your table name is Assignment and your optionset name is 'Audit Frequency' then the comparison should be: If('Audit Frequency' = 'Audit Frequency (Assignment)'.Monthly, ...

In the Intellisence you will find 'Audit Frequency (Assignment)' and if you add a dot after, you will see a dropdown with the possible values.

 

So it is possible. I struggled with it myself.

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ivan_apps
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You will want to use the DateAdd() function so that you can define the 30 or 90 as the number of Days vs year or months or hours, etc.

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dpoggemann
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Hi @TechWannaBe23 ,

With a Choice field you should be doing something like this... 

If(ThisItem.'Purchase Timeframe'='Purchase Timeframe'.'Next Quarter',...)

Where you should be matching to the Choice value vas just to Text.  So in your case it might be something like the following (assuming your Choice is named Frequency)

If('Audit Frequency' = Frequency.Monthly,'Last Audit Date' + 30,'Last Audit Date' + 90)

 

Hope this helps. Please accept if answers your question or Like if helps in any way.
Thanks,
Drew
TechWannaBe23
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Thank you for the assistance.  I entered the following formula 

If('Audit Frequency'='Audit Frequency'.'Monthly','Last Audit Date' + 30,'Last Audit Date' + 90). 
I also tried 
If('Audit Frequency'=Audit Frequency.Monthly,'Last Audit Date' + 30,'Last Audit Date' + 90)
In both cases, I get the following error....Incompatible types for comparison. These types can't be compared: OptionSetValue (global_dyb_auditfrequency), Error.  And It does no recognize the name "Monthly".  
I am attempting to do this calculation in a table column.
dpoggemann
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Hi @TechWannaBe23 ,

sorry, didn't realize you were doing a PowerFX Formula column...  This is not currently supported with the preview, see here:  https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-apps/maker/data-platform/formula-columns#function-types 

 

 

 

 

Hope this helps. Please accept if answers your question or Like if helps in any way.
Thanks,
Drew

Hi,

 

Don't know if you're still looking for this, but I think I see the issue. You need a different name on the right side of the equation. If your table name is Assignment and your optionset name is 'Audit Frequency' then the comparison should be: If('Audit Frequency' = 'Audit Frequency (Assignment)'.Monthly, ...

In the Intellisence you will find 'Audit Frequency (Assignment)' and if you add a dot after, you will see a dropdown with the possible values.

 

So it is possible. I struggled with it myself.

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