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LeventeH
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Power Apps search function with Dataverse table

Hello everyone!

 

I am courious if is there a possibility to use Power App's Search function on Dataverse Tables, and if it is, than how?

 

Thank you for your response in advance!

 

Best regards,

Levi

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Cooper01
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Are you using the Search function within a canvas app? If so, yes you can search against text fields/string values. The formula in a canvas app would look like this: Search(DataverseTableName, "StringToMatch", "ColumnName") with the column name being the name, not display name.

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ChrisPiasecki
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Hi @LeventeH,

 

To add to @Cooper01's response, you can also do more advanced searching across multiple tables in Dataverse using the Search Rows action in Power Automate, which uses Relevance Search under the hood. It requires a bit more effort to parse through multiple result sets, but thought I'd mention it in case your use case requires that kind of search experience.

 

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Cooper01
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Are you using the Search function within a canvas app? If so, yes you can search against text fields/string values. The formula in a canvas app would look like this: Search(DataverseTableName, "StringToMatch", "ColumnName") with the column name being the name, not display name.

@Cooper01 is there any limit like how many rows can it go through?

 

Cooper01
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It depends on the column type but no limit for text columns in Dataverse tables. For the Search function, you should get a delegation warning if you are trying to search against something that may return limited results.

ChrisPiasecki
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Dual Super User

Hi @LeventeH,

 

To add to @Cooper01's response, you can also do more advanced searching across multiple tables in Dataverse using the Search Rows action in Power Automate, which uses Relevance Search under the hood. It requires a bit more effort to parse through multiple result sets, but thought I'd mention it in case your use case requires that kind of search experience.

 

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