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CNT
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Many-to-Many Relationship

Hello
I have a M-to-M relationship between two entities User and Location (Custom entity). I've used the Relate function to relate the records from these 2 entities and that works fine.
I my Canvas app I have 2 galleries - One for User and the other for Location.
 
In the Item Property of the Location gallery when I use the following formula, it shows the related Locations only for me (I am a Global admin).
galSelectUser.Selected.Location
But when I use the following formula (where cxe006_SystemUser_cxe006_Location is the name of the relationship), it shows the Locations for all users.
galSelectUser.Selected.'Location(cxe006_SystemUser_cxe006_Location)'
 
Any idea why it works like this. Is this a bug? 😡 or is there any valid reason for this behaviour. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks
 
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Drrickryp
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Hi @CNT 

My reading of https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/relate-records-in-many-to-many-relationships/  indicates that the First() function has to be used in displaying the data in a Many to Many relationship. 

Hi @Drrickryp FIrst() is needed only if u need the first related record. I found that you have to refer to the relationship name and not the entity name. This seems to be a mistake in the documentation.

@CNT 

Good to know.  It sounds like you found the solution to your question?  If you did, could you post how you were able to do it in your app?  I still feel more comfortable creating my own junction tables rather than using the built in relationships. 

HI @Drrickryp 

Yea, but the documentation is so misleading and needs fixing to save time and effort for others.

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