I have the following error when inserting a Table into Power App.

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The reason is that Composition is a choices Column and so is effectively a table within a cell.

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However looking online there do appear to be workarounds but I am struggling to get this to work for my desired table.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps/object-Object-Powerapps-and-Sharepoint-list/td-p/172007 The suggestion here is to add a column which somehow for each item displays the record. My attempt at this:

AddColumns('QSAR Analysis Submission Data'[@Composition], "newcolumn", ThisRecord.Composition)

But this just returns a similar result. only specific to Composition now.. [enter image description here

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps/DataTable-is-showing-object-Object-in-column-for-data-from/td-p/137040 enter image description here

AGain this attempt fails.

ClearCollect('QSAR Analysis Submission Data', AddColumns('QSAR Analysis Submission Data'[@Composition], "newcolumn", ThisRecord.Composition))

Hoping someone more familiar with powerapps code can help.

  • If "Composition" is a single selection choice column in SharePoint, try using this: AddColumns('QSAR Analysis Submission Data'[@Composition], "newColumn", ThisRecord.Composition.Value). Use newColumn to show in the table. Let me know if it works for you. Commented Feb 28 at 13:08
  • Hi there, thanks for the response. Unfortunately, the code provides the same as in the final image. I have also added another image to Show the Composition choices. Note it is possible to have multiple choices selected too within a cell.
    – Nick
    Commented Feb 28 at 13:15
  • 'Concat(ThisItem.Composition, Value & ", ")' Appears to be the solution
    – Nick
    Commented Feb 28 at 13:31
  • Use concat() function for multiple selections Commented Feb 28 at 13:31

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For multiple selection choice columns, try using formula like this:

AddColumns('QSAR Analysis Submission Data'[@Composition], "newColumn", Concat(ThisItem.Composition, Value & ", "))

Reference: SharePoint List Multi-choice column in Data table showing error

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