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Advocate II

Array from a text file

Hi *,

unfortunately, I must try again to get around a Power Automate bug.

I would like to realize the following sequence:

A flow is started from a PowerApps Gallery. The flow receives the ID of the selected entry from the gallery as a transfer parameter and reads out some values for this ID and then writes them to an Excel file or CSV file.

I noticed that German words with umlauts (ü like München) are not written correctly into the file. There is also no possibility to specify UTF-8 as format.

When I look at the output of the Compose command, the special characters are still displayed correctly. Only when I write the output to an xls, xlsx or csv file, they are no longer displayed correctly.

Therefore, I write now everything into a simple text file, here the problem with the special characters does not arise. Now I try to read this text file again via flow and build an array from it.

The content of the text file now looks like this:

SharePoint list headings:


Values of the SharePoint list, if available:

OffenMeeting in MünchenKunde 2Lennon John----


Now I want to create an array with this data, which I want to write back to the SharePoint list later.

So far, I have gotten this far:

Using two Compose actions, I split the entire contents of the text file into two lines and then write that to two variables (varFirstLine and varSecondLine):


Verfassen = uriComponentToString(split(uriComponent(variables('varFileContent')), '%0A')[0])

Verfassen2 = uriComponentToString(split(uriComponent(variables('varFileContent')), '%0A')[1])


With two more Compose commands I now get two arrays:

split(variables('varFirstLine'), ',')
split(variables('varSecondLine'), ',')


Now my knowledge stops 🤔

How do I get a compilation of the data from these two arrays as shown here ?

	"Titel":"IT-Messe in München",
	"Kunde":"Test Kunde 2",
	"Genehmiger":"Lennon John",


I am grateful for any tips.






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Advocate II
Advocate II

Hi *,

has really nobody here a tip, how I could get further here ?
It would be nice if someone could help me.
Thank you very much.




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Super User III
Super User III

Hi Paulie,

you have made my day.
This is exactly the solution I was looking for.
Also, your video immediately showed me the solution to a follow-up problem.
Thank you so much for this valuable input.




Super User III
Super User III

@HerbAuster really pleased you found the video helpful! 😍

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