How to filter a gallery by using buttons

Iron Contributor

Hi there,
I have 2 buttons

In Progress and Complete

I have set 2 variables

- varbtnCompleteTab and  


I have set the variables like so on the button OnSelect

and Set(varbtnCompleteTab,"Complete")


On the items Gallery I have 

If(varbtnCompleteTab = "Complete",
Filter('DataSource','Event Status'= varbtnCompleteTab),If(varbtnInProgressTab ="New",Filter('ESC-Request','Event Status'= varbtnInProgressTab)))


When i load the app and select the first button In Progress it filters and also the second one (Complete button).


My Problem :
But when i click it again it does nothing and also when i load the app the first time there is no data until i press the button?


What am i doing wrong?






8 Replies

Hi @Patrick Rote, your IF-Logic maybe causing the unexpected, but logically the App is alright. At the first Runtime your logic can select from the filter criteria, but only from the first IF. The next, nested IF Funktion does not find any Data left then...

I would like to suggest, that your IF Logic can be simplified with the SWITCH (this OR This OR This OR That :)) Function,

only an idea... With that function two filters can be reviewed at the same (run)time.

Another idea: you can nest your 2 variables in items of a criteria "collection" to choose from.


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Thanks Eva. The link you sent is in german. I wished i understood.
Can please give me of an example using the switch. I'm a bit novice to powerapps

Hi @Patrick Rote, I am sorry for this :facepalm:.

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Hi @Eva Vogel 

I tried the below using switch

Switch(varbtnInProgressTab, "New", Filter('ESC-Request','Event Status'= varbtnInProgressTab), "Complete", Filter('ESC-Request','Event Status'= varbtnCompleteTab))

 But i had no luck.
It doesn't load anything by default(When i load the gallery initially)
When i click the In Progress button it works the first time and letter it doesn't work or refresh.


What am i missing

Hi @Patrick Rote, sorry for late answer, am very busy... Theres a good video for you from April Dunham about Filtering a List in PowerApps with a Filter Button.

There are so many ways to filter, she knows them all :)


Have a good day,


Thanks @Eva Vogel for the videos

But there wasn't any example filtering gallery by using multiple buttons..

I think i'm close looking at my OP but just having issue combining multiple filters


Thanks @Eva Vogel  I ended up using dropdown list instead of buttons.
It was clearer to me that using different buttons to filter...
Hope i get to see how its is being used soon

@Patrick Rote If you still require this you can try the following


you can set the Filter(Datasorcename, Progress = VarbtnInProgressTab, Complete = varbtnCompleteTab)