Basic Syntax of the Find Function
The basic syntax of the Find function is as follows:
Find( SearchString, Table, ColumnName )
The SearchString is the value that you want to search for in the table. Table is the name of the table that you want to search in. ColumnName is the name of the column that you want to search for the value in.
Example Usage of the Find Function
Suppose you have a table named “Employee” with the following columns: Employee ID, First Name, Last Name, and Department. You want to search for the employee with ID 101. To do this, you can use the Find function as follows:
Find("101", Employee, "Employee ID")
This will return the first occurrence of the employee with ID 101. If there are multiple occurrences of the same employee ID, the Find function will return only the first occurrence.
Using the Find Function with Variables
You can also use variables with the Find function. This allows you to search for a value based on the user’s input. For example, suppose you have a text input control named “txtSearch”. The user enters a value in this control, and you want to search for this value in the Employee table. To do this, you can use the following formula:
Find(txtSearch.Text, Employee, "First Name")
This will search for the value entered by the user in the “First Name” column of the Employee table.
Using the Find Function with Multiple Conditions
Sometimes, you may want to search for a value based on multiple conditions. For example, you may want to search for employees with a specific first name and department. To do this, you can use the Filter function along with the Find function. The Filter function allows you to filter a table based on one or more conditions.
Suppose you want to search for employees with the first name “John” and department “Sales”. To do this, you can use the following formula:
Find( First(Filter(Employee, "First Name" = "John")), "Sales", "Department")
This formula first filters the Employee table based on the condition “First Name” = “John”. It then applies the Find function to the filtered table and searches for the value “Sales” in the “Department” column.
The Power Fx Find function is a powerful tool that allows you to search for a specific value in a table. It is useful for a wide range of scenarios, including searching for employees, customers, or products. By using the Find function along with other Power Apps functions, you can create custom business apps that meet your specific needs.