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ClaireE
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Adding a second filter query to an existing flow w/excel connector

Hi Community!  I'm definitely NOT a power-user, I've constructed a functioning flow with the help of the internet & PA templates, have been using it successfully for a few months.  Now I am hoping to add a step to it, but failing to do so myself! Looking for your feedback. 

 

The flow in question automatically emails interns & their supervisors requests for documents, these email are sent automatically at varying dates during their internship. 
 
About the flow: (see attached image!)   In plain language, the steps of it are:
  • it runs automatically every day.
  • It checks a specified "date" column in a connected excel document,
  • For each row where the date = today's date, it grabs the email address from another column, and sends an email.
  • The email is formatted inside power automate (last step), and dynamically populates the email with some other info from that row of the excel document as well.
  • The emails are sent via my outlook, automatically.
What I want to add: In addition to filtering by the date, which it's already doing, I want to filter by another column as well. (Communication language).
 
What I've tried:
I've done some searching online, I even consulted chat GPT (it gave me answers that didn't work!) I tried adding another criteria using an AND statement within the "filter query" field, it gave me an error saying it couldnt put two eq in one filter query field. I tried adding "filter query" steps, but then struggled with how to reformat the output of that step so the rest of the flow runs...
 
If anyone has some suggestions on how I might add to the flow OR rebuild it so it can accomplish this, I'd be GRATEFUL. 
 
A few extra details:
  • in the image, any step with the "value" reference is the output from the "list rows present in a table" step. 
  • "Sup Email" is the dynamic reference to title of the column in the excel doc where the destination email address is found.
 
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Hi @ClaireE 

 

Currently filter Odata query in list rows in table does not support and , or operators. Here is the link 

https://www.enjoysharepoint.com/power-automate-list-rows-present-in-a-table-filter-query/

 

So to resolve this issue up, you can use filter action to filter with communication language column and the use select to select required email column and loop through it. 

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Here i am using sample columns so that you can understand the concept 🙂

 

Hi @ClaireE ,

 

You could try to add the 'Filter Array' action after 'List rows..' action which supports multiple filter query using @and(condition1,condition2) in advanced mode.

 

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For your reference: How to apply multiple conditions in the 'Filter array' Power Automate action (tomriha.com)

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