Remove and RemoveIf functions in Power Apps - Power Platform (2023)

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Removes records from a data source.

Description

Remove function

Use the Remove function to remove a specific record or records from a data source.

For collections, the entire record must match. You can use the All argument to remove all copies of a record; otherwise, only one copy of the record is removed.

RemoveIf function

Use the RemoveIf function to remove a record or records based on a condition or a set of conditions. Each condition can be any formula that results in a true or false and can reference columns of the data source by name. Each condition is evaluated individually for each record, and the record is removed if all conditions evaluate to true.

Remove and RemoveIf return the modified data source as a table. You can use both functions only in behavior formulas.

You can also use the Clear function to remove all of the records in a collection.

Delegation

When used with a data source, these functions can't be delegated. Only the first portion of the data source will be retrieved and then the function applied. The result may not represent the complete story. A warning may appear at authoring time to remind you of this limitation and to suggest switching to delegable alternatives where possible. For more information, see the delegation overview.

Syntax

Remove( DataSource, Record1 [, Record2, ... ] [, All ] )

  • DataSource – Required. The data source that contains the record or records that you want to remove.
  • Record(s) – Required. The record or records to remove.
  • All – Optional. In a collection, the same record may appear more than once. You can add the All argument to remove all copies of the record.

Remove( DataSource, Table [, All ] )

  • DataSource – Required. The data source that contains the records that you want to remove.
  • Table – Required. A table of records to remove.
  • All – Optional. In a collection, the same record may appear more than once. You can add the All argument to remove all copies of the record.

RemoveIf( DataSource, Condition [, ... ] )

  • DataSource – Required. The data source that contains the record or records that you want to remove.
  • Condition(s) – Required. A formula that evaluates to true for the record or records to remove. You can use column names from the DataSource in the formula. If you specify multiple Conditions, all must evaluate to true for the record or records to be removed.

Examples - single formulas

In these examples, you'll remove a record or records in a data source that's named IceCream and that starts with the data in this table:

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Create a collection with sample records

To create a collection with this data:

  1. Insert a Button control.

  2. Set button control's OnSelect property to the below formula:

    ClearCollect( IceCream, { ID: 1, Flavor: "Chocolate", Quantity: 100 }, { ID: 2, Flavor: "Vanilla", Quantity: 200 }, { ID: 3, Flavor: "Strawberry", Quantity: 300 })
  3. Select the button while holding down the Alt key:

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Remove sample records from collection using a formula

FormulaDescriptionResult
Remove(IceCream,
LookUp(IceCream,Flavor="Chocolate"))
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The IceCream data source has been modified.

Remove(IceCream,
LookUp(IceCream,Flavor="Chocolate"), LookUp(IceCream,Flavor="Strawberry") )
Removes two records from the data source.Remove and RemoveIf functions in Power Apps - Power Platform (3)

The IceCream data source has been modified.

RemoveIf(IceCream, Quantity>150 )Removes records that have a Quantity that's greater than 150.Remove and RemoveIf functions in Power Apps - Power Platform (4)

The IceCream data source has been modified.

RemoveIf(IceCream, Quantity>150, Left(Flavor,1) = "S" )Removes records that have a Quantity that's greater than 150 and Flavor starts with an S.Remove and RemoveIf functions in Power Apps - Power Platform (5)

The IceCream data source has been modified.

RemoveIf(IceCream, true )Removes all records from the data source.Remove and RemoveIf functions in Power Apps - Power Platform (6)

The IceCream data source has been modified.

Examples - remove button outside a gallery

In this example, you'll use a Gallery control to list the records in a table. And then use the Remove function to selectively remove an item.

Prepare for sample data

This example uses the Contacts table in Microsoft Dataverse available with the sample apps and data. You can deploy sample apps and data when you create an environment. You can also use any other data source instead.

Remove button outside a gallery

In this example, you'll remove an item by using a button that is outside the gallery.

  1. Create a new blank canvas app using a Phone layout.

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  2. Select the Insert from the left pane.

  3. Select Vertical gallery.
    A Gallery control is be added to your screen.

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  4. You're prompted to select a data source where you can select a data source from the available data sources.
    For example, select the Contacts table to use sample data:

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    The gallery shows items from this table:

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  5. Insert a Button control from left pane:

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  6. Move the added button below the gallery items:

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  7. Update button text property to Remove record. You can also use text of your choice:

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  8. Set the OnSelect property for this button control to the following formula:

    Remove( Contacts, Gallery1.Selected )

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    The gallery control makes the currently selected record available using Selected property. Remove function refers to this selected record to remove it.

  9. Preview the app using the Play button on the top right, or press F5 on keyboard:

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  10. Select a record to remove, such as Nancy's record in this example:

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  11. Select Remove record:

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    Selecting the button removes the selected record (in this example, Nancy's record).

  12. Close the app preview.

    Tip

    You can also use alternate behavior with Alt key instead of using the app preview with Play button or F5.

Examples - trash can icon inside a gallery

In this example, you'll remove an item by using an icon placed inside the gallery.

Create a collection with sample data

If you already have prepared sample data, skip this step and move to Trash can icon inside a gallery.

  1. Add a Button control to your screen.

  2. Set the OnSelect property to the following formula:

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    ClearCollect( SampleContacts, { 'Full Name': "Yvonne McKay (sample)", 'Primary Email': "someone_a@example.com" }, { 'Full Name': "Susanna Stubberod (sample)", 'Primary Email': "someone_b@example.com" }, { 'Full Name': "Nancy Anderson (sample)", 'Primary Email': "someone_c@example.com" }, { 'Full Name': "Maria Campbell (sample)", 'Primary Email': "someone_d@example.com" }, { 'Full Name': "Robert Lyon (sample)", 'Primary Email': "someone_e@example.com" }, { 'Full Name': "Paul Cannon (sample)", 'Primary Email': "someone_f@example.com" }, { 'Full Name': "Rene Valdes (sample)", 'Primary Email': "someone_g@example.com" })
  3. Select the button while holding down the Alt key.

Sample collection is created that you can use in the following example.

Trash can icon inside a gallery

  1. Create a new blank canvas app using a Phone layout.

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  2. Select the Insert from the left pane.

  3. Select Vertical gallery.
    A Gallery control is be added to your screen.

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  4. You're prompted to select a data source where you can select a data source from the available data sources.
    For example, select the Contacts table to use sample data:

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    If you created a collection, select your collection instead:

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  5. Select a control within the top item in the gallery.

    To ensure next step inserts item into gallery's template and not outside the gallery, ensure you follow this step before moving to the next step.

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  6. Select Add icon from left pane.

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    Note

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    Add icon inserts a + icon on the left side of the gallery, replicated for each item in the gallery.

  7. In the top item, move the icon to the right side of the screen.

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  8. Select the Icon property for icon and set it to the following formula to update the icon image as trash icon:

    Icon.Trash

    Note

    The Icon. prefix is only shown when you're actively editing the formula.

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  9. Set the OnSelect property to the following formula:

    Remove( [@Contacts], ThisItem )

    Note

    You must use global disambiguation operator [@...] in this example with sample data that uses the Contacts table to avoid conflict with a One-to-Many relationship. If you use data sources such as a list or a SQL Server table, using global disambgulation operator is not required.

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  10. Preview the app using the Play button on the top right, or press F5 on keyboard.

  11. Select the trash icon next to a record, for example Maria's:

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    The record is deleted:

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  12. Close the app preview.

FAQs

What is the difference between the remove () function and the RemoveIf () function? ›

Remove Function – Use the Remove function to remove & delete a specific record or records from a data source in Microsoft Power Apps. RemoveIf Function- Use the RemoveIf function to remove & delete a record or records based on a condition or a set of conditions in Microsoft Power Apps.

What are the limitations of Power Apps? ›

Limitations of Microsoft Power Apps
  • Limited Customization. Unlike open-source software, Power Apps is the proprietary platform owned by the tech giant Microsoft, which simply means, it is not possible to customize the application endlessly. ...
  • Not Compatible With External Systems. ...
  • Runs Only on PowerApps App Player.
Jun 15, 2022

How do I remove items from a collection in Power Apps? ›

How to remove empty items from the Power apps collection
  1. To remove the empty items from the above Power Apps collection, add a button control and set the Text property as per the need. ( Ex- Remove Empty items)
  2. Insert the below expression on the button's OnSelect property.
Dec 13, 2022

What is the difference between remove () and empty () methods *? ›

remove() – Removes all child elements with selected element. In this method you can restore all data but not event handlers of removed elements from the DOM. All data and events related with elements will be removed. empty() – Removes all content and child elements from the selected element.

What is the functionality of the remove () method? ›

The remove() method removes the first occurrence of the element with the specified value.

How do you add a blank value to a dropdown list in Power Apps? ›

Power Apps makers can design a dropdown that starts with a blank value by setting the AllowEmptySelection property to true.

How do I reset a collection in Power Apps? ›

The Clear function deletes all the records of a collection. The columns of the collection will remain. Note that Clear only operates on collections and not other data sources. You can use RemoveIf( DataSource, true ) for this purpose.

How do you add a rule to Power Apps? ›

Add an action

Actions define what happens when the rule is applied. Power Apps can create actions automatically based on changes you make to controls. Click or tap Define actions. In the confirmation dialog box, click or tap Let's go so that Power Apps will capture your next change or changes as one or more actions.

How do I overcome PowerApps 2000 limit? ›

4) Collecting records in PowerApps

This will make your app run much faster. But how do we collect more than 2000 records in a single collection? The answer is you need to collect data in different collections and than merge all your collections into a single collection.

What are the 6 major components of PowerApps? ›

Following are some of the main components in PowerApps.
  • Gallery: A gallery is one way to visualize data within the application. ...
  • Screen: It is a way to view a specific dataset or a record on the screens such as Desktop, iPad, mobile. ...
  • Card: A screen includes cards. ...
  • Control: ...
  • Property: ...
  • Function:

How do I remove a specific item from a collection? ›

An element can be removed from a Collection using the Iterator method remove(). This method removes the current element in the Collection. If the remove() method is not preceded by the next() method, then the exception IllegalStateException is thrown.

How do I remove items from programs and features list? ›

Use the uninstaller built into Windows 11, and Windows 10.
  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Apps.
  4. Select Apps & features from the left-hand side menu.
  5. Select the Program or App that you want to uninstall from the list that appears.
  6. Click the uninstall button that shows under the selected program or app.
Oct 12, 2022

How do I remove items from collections? ›

Tap a collection. ​Delete collection. Check the box, then tap Delete.

What is the major difference between pop () and remove ()? ›

Array elements can be removed using pop() or remove() method. The difference between these two functions is that the former returns the deleted value whereas the latter does not. The pop() function takes either no parameter or the index value as its parameter.

What are the two methods for removing items from a list? ›

The methods are remove(), pop() and clear(). It helps to remove the very first given element matching from the list. The pop() method removes an element from the list based on the index given. The clear() method will remove all the elements present in the list.

What is the difference between delete () and pop () method of lists? ›

The pop() method like del deletes value at a particular index. But pop() method returns deleted value from the list.

Which function is used to remove an Object? ›

The delete operator removes a property from an object.

Which command will remove the function? ›

DROP FUNCTION removes the definition of an existing function. To execute this command the user must be the owner of the function. The argument types to the function must be specified, since several different functions can exist with the same name and different argument lists.

Can we use remove function in string? ›

Remove(Int32, Int32)

Returns a new string in which a specified number of characters in the current instance beginning at a specified position have been deleted.

How do I change the selected value of a dropdown in PowerApps? ›

Change dropdown value OnSelect.
...
1 Answer
  1. Create one variable in PowerApps. Let Say, Testvariable .
  2. OnChange of your first control, Update the value of this variable like: UpdateContext({Testvariable: Dropdown1.Selected.Value})
  3. Then Set Default property of your second drop-down with this variable.
Jul 24, 2019

How do you add a extra values to any drop-down list? ›

Add or remove items from a drop-down list
  1. To add an item, go to the end of the list and type the new item.
  2. To remove an item, press Delete. Tip: If the item you want to delete is somewhere in the middle of your list, right-click its cell, click Delete, and then click OK to shift the cells up.

What is cascading dropdown in PowerApps? ›

Cascading Dropdown in PowerApps means one dropdown control value depends on the previous selection in a hierarchy, i.e., when a user picks an option from one dropdown control, the values filter in another Dropdown control.

What is the difference between collect and ClearCollect in PowerApps? ›

With a single function, ClearCollect offers the combination of Clear and then Collect. ClearCollect returns the modified collection as a table. ClearCollect can only be used in a behavior formula. I hope this helps you!

How do I reset PowerApps components? ›

  1. Create a Component and insert a Input Text Box. ...
  2. In the Reset property of your Input Text Box, use: NameOfYourComponent.ResetControls.
  3. Now in one of your screens, create a button just so that you can test the Resetting. ...
  4. Insert your Component in the screen.
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Does a power reset erase everything? ›

Perform a power reset (or hard reset) to clear information from the computer's memory without erasing personal data.

How do I add a function to a button in power app? ›

Add a basic formula to a button
  1. Add a Text input control, and name it Source. ...
  2. Add a Button control, set its Text property to "Add", and set its OnSelect property to this formula: ...
  3. Add a Label control, set its Text property in the formula bar to Value(Total), and then press F5.
Dec 15, 2022

How do you validate text input in Power Apps? ›

How to validate text input in PowerApps? To implement data validation in PowerApps, we need to first unlock the Data card value and then rename the fields that you want. To unlock the Data Card, select one data card -> go to Advanced tab -> Click on the Lock icon.

How do you specify what happens when a user selects a button or control? ›

While holding down the Alt key, click or tap the background of the gallery or any control in the gallery. All actions will show the Gallery Selected notification at the top of the app. Use the gallery's OnSelect property to specify the default action to take when the user clicks or taps an item in the gallery.

How can I get more than 5000 items from SharePoint list using PowerApps? ›

If you genuinely need to process more than 5000 items at a time, you'd want to call the SharePoint batch API to speed things up and even then need to create a loop with the do until action as a batch call can't have more than 1000 operations.

How do I increase my PowerApps limit? ›

The default delegation limit in PowerApps is 500 records.
...
Also you can increase this limit to be up to 2000 records.
  1. Open your app.
  2. Go to File Tab >> App settings.
  3. Click on Advanced Settings.
  4. You can set the value: “the Data row limit for non-delegable queries” to be up to 2000 records.
May 5, 2021

How can I improve my PowerApps performance? ›

The more controls you add, the more generation time Power Apps needs. You can, in some cases, achieve the same result and have the app start faster if you use a gallery instead of individual controls. In addition, you might want to reduce the number of control types on the same screen.

What are delegable functions in PowerApps? ›

Delegation is where the expressiveness of Power Apps formulas meets the need to minimize data moving over the network. In short, Power Apps will delegate the processing of data to the data source, rather than moving the data to the app for processing locally.

How can I manage to filter more than 2000 records? ›

You could run a multiple collections to bring in the data in chunks of 2000, then group it into a larger collection.

How do you get more than 5000 records in power automate? ›

Using Power Automate, We can retrieve more than 5000 records using Paging Cookie and More Records Flag. In this example, this flow runs three times, and the total count is 10139 records.

What are three core concepts of Power Apps? ›

6 major components of PowerApps
  • Gallery. A gallery is a way of visualizing data in the app. ...
  • Screen. As eluded to in the previous section, a screen is a way to visualize a particular data set or record on a screen (mobile, iPad, Desktop). ...
  • Card. A screen consists of cards. ...
  • Control. ...
  • Property. ...
  • Function.
Jan 17, 2019

What are the two types of Power Apps? ›

There are two main types of Power Apps: Canvas apps and Model-driven apps. Previously, Power Apps Portals would have fallen under this category. Microsoft have since released Power Pages, a standalone product that has evolved from the functionality of Power Apps Portals.

How do I remove a specific value from a set? ›

The remove() method removes the specified element from the set. This method is different from the discard() method, because the remove() method will raise an error if the specified item does not exist, and the discard() method will not.

How do I remove items from a collection in Powerapps? ›

How to remove empty items from the Power apps collection
  1. To remove the empty items from the above Power Apps collection, add a button control and set the Text property as per the need. ( Ex- Remove Empty items)
  2. Insert the below expression on the button's OnSelect property.
Dec 13, 2022

How do I remove a specific value? ›

You can select specific values you want to remove by using Ctrl or Shift keys. Close the Find and Replace window. Click OK button to delete those rows.

What are the steps to add remove features in the system? ›

In it, go to Programs > Programs and Features and click or tap the “Turn Windows features on or off” option on the left. The Windows Features window opens, displaying a list of features you can add or remove according to your preferences.

Which function is used to remove all items from a particular list? ›

The remove() method removes the first matching element (which is passed as an argument) from the list. The pop() method removes an element at a given index, and will also return the removed item. You can also use the del keyword in Python to remove an element or slice from a list.

How do you manually remove Add and Remove Programs? ›

In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs. In Add/Remove Programs, verify that the program for which you deleted the registry key is not listed. If the program list is not correct in Add/Remove Programs, you can double-click the Uninstall.

What happens after a collection is removed? ›

The previous collection account will be reported as closed, and the new collection account will be reported as opened on the date they purchased the debt and created a new account in their system. As with the previous collection account, the original delinquency date must be carried over from the original account.

Can you remove collections? ›

Typically, the only way to remove a collection account from your credit reports is by disputing it. But if the collection is legitimate, even if it's paid, it'll likely only be removed once the credit bureaus are required to do so by law.

How do I remove elements from a stream? ›

Once we've finished operating on the items in the stream, we can remove them using the same Predicate we used earlier for filtering: itemList. removeIf(isQualified); Internally, removeIf uses an Iterator to iterate over the list and match the elements using the predicate.

What is removeIf? ›

The removeIf() method of ArrayList is used to remove all of the elements of this ArrayList that satisfies a given predicate filter which is passed as a parameter to the method. Errors or runtime exceptions are thrown during iteration or by the predicate are pass to the caller.

What is remove () function in C? ›

C remove() function

The remove() function is used to delete a given file, named by the pathname pointed to by path. Syntax: int remove(const char *filename) remove() function Parameters: Name.

How does removeIf work in Java? ›

removeIf will go through each element in your list and run the specified predicate (boolean function) on it. If the predicate returns true , it will be removed from the list. If the predicate returns false , it will not. In your case, every element will result in the predicate returning true , thus clearing the list.

What is use of remove () in ArrayList? ›

The remove() method removes the single element from the arraylist.

How to remove an Object from list in Java based on condition? ›

To remove elements from ArrayList based on a condition or predicate or filter, use removeIf() method. You can call removeIf() method on the ArrayList, with the predicate (filter) passed as argument. All the elements that satisfy the filter (predicate) will be removed from the ArrayList.

How to remove list of objects from another list in Java? ›

There are two ways to remove objects from ArrayList in Java, first, by using the remove() method, and second by using Iterator. ArrayList provides overloaded remove() method, one accepts the index of the object to be removed i.e. remove(int index), and the other accept objects to be removed, i.e. remove(Object obj).

How to remove duplicates in Java list? ›

Using LinkedHashSet
  1. Get the ArrayList with duplicate values.
  2. Create a LinkedHashSet from this ArrayList. This will remove the duplicates.
  3. Convert this LinkedHashSet back to Arraylist.
  4. The second ArrayList contains the elements with duplicates removed.
Dec 11, 2018

What is the purpose of the remove () and pop () .explain with example? ›

The first pop() function removes the last value 4.6 and returns the same while the second one pops the value at the 4th position which is 3.1 and returns the same. The remove() function, on the other hand, is used to remove the value where we do not need the removed value to be returned.

Which function is used to remove an object? ›

The delete operator removes a property from an object.

How to remove items from a list Java? ›

There are two remove() methods to remove elements from the List.
  1. E remove(int index ) : This method removes the element at the specified index and returns it. The subsequent elements are shifted to the left by one place. ...
  2. boolean remove(Object o ) This method removes the first occurrence of the specified Object .
Aug 3, 2022

How to remove elements from list using stream? ›

In Java 8, we can use Stream to remove elements from a list by filtering the stream easily.
  1. ⮚ Using Collectors.
  2. ⮚ Using forEach() with List.add()
  3. ⮚ Using forEach() with List.remove()
  4. ⮚ Using removeIf()

How do I remove an Object from a list? ›

There are three ways in which you can Remove elements from List:
  1. Using the remove() method.
  2. Using the list object's pop() method.
  3. Using the del operator.

Can we use Remove function in string? ›

Remove(Int32, Int32)

Returns a new string in which a specified number of characters in the current instance beginning at a specified position have been deleted.

Is Remove from list the same and delete? ›

Remove from list is for removing follow up flags from flagged email messages. If you delete the flagged message from tasks, you delete the flagged message from your mailbox. Was this reply helpful?

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