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Set Variable within html text / make clickable words

  • 1.  Set Variable within html text / make clickable words

    Gold Contributor
    Posted Jan 04, 2021 03:36 AM
    I have a special case. I want to build up some kind of wiki knowledge base. And im stucking in one requirement.
    My current status/idea is following:

    In a SharePoint list, i am maintaining some articles with a title, a content field (rich text) and a lookup.

    In the PowerApp, i am showing this articles in a form viewer (readonly).
    The item property is filled via a variable --> LookUp('Wiki Test', Title = _selectedArticle)
    What i need to achieve is the following. I want to be able to set the variable within the content text via clicking on a marked word.
    Currently the word "Elektrode" and so on are formatted blue manually. But in my idea, i can click on it and it will set the variable "_selectedArticle" to the word "Elektrode". Do you think this is somehow possible?

    I am currently trying with putting "[ ]" around the article words and then replacing these with "Set(_selectedArticle,", but i dont think it will work.
    Any other ideas?



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    Fabian Heil
    IT Consultant SharePoint Applications
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  • 2.  RE: Set Variable within html text / make clickable words

    Top Contributor
    Posted Jan 05, 2021 01:30 AM
    Edited by Warren Belz Jan 05, 2021 01:30 AM
    Hi @Fabian Heil,
    Firstly, here is an article that I answered a little while back​ on a related subject, so firstly, you need a HTML box (not a Rich Text Editor) for any hyperlink to work, however this will only launch URLs and not internal Power Apps commands, so unfortunately there is not much you can do here.

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    Warren Belz
    Queensland Australia
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