How To Use Trim And TrimEnds Functions In Power Apps

Introduction

In this article, we are going to learn about PowerApps Formula reference and how it is useful to develop Power Platform Applications.

PowerApps is a service-oriented application used for developing custom apps for your organization.

Easily develop mobile and web apps for any business need—even if you have no technical or development experience—with Power Apps. 

PowerApps helps us create simple apps quickly. Through PowerApps templates, we can customize our applications. With PowerApps, we can connect to our company data from

  • Oracle
  • SAP
  • Salesforce
  • Office365
  • Azure
  • Excel/CSV Files

It simplifies the development cycle of the business apps and equips the business users and developers to build custom native, mobile, and web applications.

Launch Canvas App

The steps are given below to create a Power App based on On-Premises data.

  • Login to Office 365 SharePoint site and click the list, where you want to add PowerApps.
  • Click PowerApps link in the list ribbon given below.
  • Enter the PowerApps name and it will redirect to the PowerApps Studio.

Click blank App.

Power Fx

  1. Microsoft Power Fx is the new name for the formula language for canvas app
  2. Power Fx is expressed in human-friendly text.
  3.  It's a low-code language that makers can work with directly in an Excel-like formula bar or Visual Studio Code text window.

In this article, we are going to test the below PowerFx formulas with real time examples.

  • Trim
  • TrimEnds

Here, I have created a Table with sample collection on APP start of the PowerApps Application.

Trim

The Trim function removes all spaces from a string of text except for single spaces between words

Trim(" This is Sample Text " )

Output

TrimEnds

The TrimEnds function removes all spaces from the start and end of a string of text but leaves spaces between words intact.

TrimEnds(" This is Sample Text " )

Output

Conclusion

Power Fx is a language, and anybody can learn with basic logical thinking ideas on the programming side. PowerApps gives you the ability to connect with all kinds of data, which is not only available with your Tenant but connected to it via the Data Management Gateways.

PowerApps is truly the future of building custom forms and then making them available on mobile devices for your organization.

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