Understanding the Order of Precedence: OR in PowerApps and Boolean Operators
When diving deep into the world of logical expressions, especially with PowerApps, it becomes imperative to understand the hierarchy of the Boolean operators And and OR. In this guide, we’ll shed light on which operator claims precedence, ensuring a seamless PowerApps experience.
Demonstrating the And and OR Operators in PowerApps
For a clearer picture, envision creating an app grounded on a properties table. The goal? Searching properties located in London, boasting either 5+ bedrooms or 3+ bathrooms.
Setting up the Gallery Control
Once you add a gallery control, you might be tempted to set its Items property to the following formula:
Filter( RealEstateData, Location="London" And Rooms >= 5 Or Washrooms >= 3 )
But does this formula provide the anticipated outcome? Unfortunately, no! It fetches records of properties even outside London.
Decoding the Precedence: And vs. OR in PowerApps
The demonstration above pinpoints how the And operator dominates over the OR operator in PowerApps. To fetch the expected outcome, enclose the OR segment within parentheses. Here’s how the refined formula looks:
Filter( RealEstateData, Location="London" And ( Rooms >= 5 Or Washrooms >= 3 ) )
Now, the formula correctly fetches the anticipated properties.
When framing boolean expressions in PowerApps, the platform processes the And/&& operators before moving to the logical Or/|| operators. It’s essential to know the order of precedence to ensure accurate results. PowerApps, with its array of functions and capabilities, can sometimes pose challenges. However, with the right guidance and understanding of its intricacies, you can harness its full potential.
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