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Helper II
Helper II

Approval to Excel Sheet

Hi

I have an approval flow that:

Data Inputted into Microsoft Form

Approved by 3 people

Data entered into Excel sheet

 

At present it just writes the final approver into the approved column. Is there a way to add another 2 columns and get the names of all 3 approvers?

Thanks

 

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Many thanks

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Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Re: Approval to Excel Sheet

Hey @karldenton 

 

The approvers names are returned as an array so you will have to use a Join function to join them and then update the excel. you can use the below expression for the same.

join(body('Start_and_wait_for_an_approval')?['responses']?['responder']?['displayName'],';')

Here, 'Start_and_wait_for_an_approval' is the name of my action. Replace it with the name of the action that you have. 

 

Hope this Helps!

 

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Helper II
Helper II

Re: Approval to Excel Sheet

Fab, thanks I'll give it a go. Does that go into 1 excel cell or can each response be split over 3 columns?

Does it wait until all 3 responses are back or does it just show the ones approved so far?

Thanks

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Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Re: Approval to Excel Sheet

Hey @karldenton 

 

Yep. It will wait for each approver to respond and fill the value in a single cell as a text string separated by semi colons. (ensure to use the appropriate action name for the approval action in the formula)

 

Hope this Helps!

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Helper II
Helper II

Re: Approval to Excel Sheet

Thanks. Its there a way to separate each responder into a separate column?

 

Also getting error :

 

InvalidTemplate. Unable to process template language expressions in action 'Join' inputs at line '1' and column '2111': 'The template language expression 'join(body('Start_an_approval')?['responses']?['responder']?['displayName'],';')' cannot be evaluated because property 'responder' cannot be selected. Array elements can only be selected using an integer index. Please see https://aka.ms/logicexpressions for usage details.'.

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Community Support
Community Support

Re: Approval to Excel Sheet

 

Hi @karldenton ,

 

It seems you are using templates to create Flow, please consider creating a similar Flow from blank.

 

When configuring the Condition, select Outcome to judge the result of the approval. If there are three approvers, then the parameters on the right side of Condition need to be configured as "Approve, Approve, Approve".

 

You do not need to configure the Get tables action, you can delete it. Your original configuration seems to be correct, but some actions have been updated.

 

Please take a try again.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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