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Assigning connection (role) throws error

Following scenario:

An entity has a required Contact field. During creation of new items this value should be used for a new connection role.


Flow (last step fails):

> Trigger on item creation
> Initialize variable as string for Role-Id
> Get all Connection Roles
> Find the right role and store ID in variable initialized before
> Create a new Connection record with ID variable set for "Role (from)" "Role (to)"



Something seems to be missing and I receive following error if I try to create a new entity Connection:

There are no ConnectionRoleId and AssociatedObjectTypeCode pairs present.

I think I have set all relevant and available fields, but something is missing I guess.


Any help is really appreciated here.



  "host": {
    "apiId": "subscriptions/[SUBSCRIPTION-ID]/providers/Microsoft.Web/locations/westeurope/runtimes/europe-001/apis/commondataservice",
    "connectionReferenceName": "shared_commondataservice",
    "operationId": "PostItem_V2"
  "parameters": {
    "dataset": "default.cds",
    "table": "connections",
    "item/statuscode": 1,
    "item/_ownerid_type": "",
    "item/_record2roleid_value": "[ROLE-ID]",
    "item/_record1roleid_value": "[ROLE-ID]",
    "item/_record2id_value": "[CONTACT-ID]",
    "item/_record2id_type": "contacts",
    "item/_record1id_value": "[ENTITY-ID]",
    "item/_record1id_type": "[CUSTOM-ENTITY-TYPE]"


  "statusCode": 400,
  "headers": {
    "Pragma": "no-cache",
    "x-ms-request-id": "***",
    "Strict-Transport-Security": "max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains",
    "X-Content-Type-Options": "nosniff",
    "X-Frame-Options": "DENY",
    "Timing-Allow-Origin": "*",
    "x-ms-apihub-cached-response": "false",
    "Cache-Control": "no-store, no-cache",
    "Date": "Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:29:38 GMT",
    "Set-Cookie": "ARRAffinity=****;Path=/;HttpOnly;",
    "Content-Length": "504",
    "Content-Type": "application/json",
    "Expires": "-1"
  "body": {
    "status": 400,
    "message": "There are no ConnectionRoleId and AssociatedObjectTypeCode pairs present. Entities being connected: ([CUSTOM-ENTITY-TYPE],contact); Entity Records being connected: (null,null); Record1ConnectionRoleName: null, Record2ConnectionRoleName: null. ConnectionRoleIds: [ROLE-ID], [ROLE-ID];",
    "source": "***",
    "errors": [],
    "debugInfo": "clientRequestId: ***"
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Hi @tohms ,


Have you checked that every action in the Flow run history is executed as expected and gets a valid value?


Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Yes @v-bacao-msft, the values themselves are fine, but it seems something is missing as a settable value for the "Create record" action.

What makes me thinking that is the following:


The error shows that some values seem to be missing and the relating entities (custom entity and Contact) seem not to be set:

Entity Records being connected: (null,null); 
Record1ConnectionRoleName: null, Record2ConnectionRoleName: null

Whereas all available values inside advanced options are set with following:

Role(To): [ConnectionRole1Id as String]
Role(From): [ConnectionRole1Id as String]
ConnectedWith: [ContactId as String]
ConnectedWithType: contacts
ConnectedBy: [CustomEntityId as String]
ConnectedByType: custom_entity

These are all fields that can be set and I'm pretty sure about the correct values and their formats.


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