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Add a row into table - asking for 'Body'

I'm trying to get rows from an excel table and add relevant rows to different files saved on SharePoint. I've got most steps working but 'Add a row into table' doesn't seem to be functioning as I expect, or as any tutorials show. 

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I'm expecting to see a list of columns where I can assign data from 'Get a row' - but I don't see this. There are no options when I click on 'add new parameter' either. I don't get anything from 'Get a row' from dynamic content, it's not even listed - is there something I can add in manually? I just don't know what I need to add in. 

TIA

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Hi @Back2Basics ,

 

It should be a JSON string, something like:

 

{"ColumnName1":"Value1","ColumnName2":"Value2"}

 

Best Regards,

Bof

Thanks @v-bofeng-msft 

 

I tried that yesterday but no success. The column names in the table have spaces and I want to values to be dynamic. I have 'for each' that brings values through and need around 2,000 files to update based on this. 

 

I was trying this Compose yesterday, but couldn't get it to work:

{

"ID": items('Get_a_row')?['ID'],
"Site name": items('Get_a_row')?['site name'],
"effective date": items('Get_a_row')?['effective date'],
"surrender date": items('Get_a_row')?['surrender date']

}

How does one add dynamic text into a JSON

 

Hi @Back2Basics ,

 

Please try:

{

"ID": "@{items('For_each_row')?['ID']}",
"Site name": "@{items('For_each_row')?['site name']}",
"effective date": "@{items('For_each_row')?['effective date']}",
"surrender date": "@{items('For_each_row')?['surrender date']}"

}

 

Best Regards,

Bof

@v-bofeng-msft  Thanks for the quick reply. I've been trying this out but still can't get anyway - the script for the JSON looks right (the text turns into boxes when I paste it in, so that's a good sign) but having problems.

I have a trigger (when file saved) > list rows in file (static file that sits there) > list rows (in new file) > 
for each> 
get row (from new file where key column matches that in static file)>
I then put the compose in here, but it won't let me save it because it's referencing the 'get row' and not the 'for each'. Tried it referencing 'for each' and just get an output with each column having a blank field. 

What I need to do is this, I have document sets on SharePoint for each ID (around 2,000). For each ID I need a 'history' which we're doing by creating an excel file (with table set up and column headers in place), the history is to be updating by incoming files - but we receive everything in one file (one row per ID). So I'm trying to add a row to each file in the ID document sets where there is a corresponding row on the incoming excel file. This is roughly what I'm doing:


Receive file > Save file to SharePoint (these two steps are done in another flow for now that is live and working) > List rows on static file >  [for each static row] > Get row (from incoming file) > Check out (file saved in each document set) > Add a row to table (file saved in each document set) > Check in

Hitting a few issues:
> Can't check out document without file ID - resolved for now with file Id included in static excel file reference table
> Can't add row to table directly from Get row - trying to do this with compose and creating JSON, but struggling with dynamic data feeding into it

@v-bofeng-msft so I've tried this but still don't get anywhere. It comes up with an error "The request entity's media type 'text/plain' is not supported for this resource.". 

I've searched a few things but nothing tells me what I've done wrong here. The JSON output looks okay as far as I can see. 

Whenever I search about 'Add a row into a table' nothing shows 'body' coming up. Everything I search shows the ability to pick a column and assign values to the column - but I don't get these options when creating this flow. 

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