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william_nr3
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Cannot set variable from Parsed JSON

I have a "When a HTTP request is received" trigger set up as the first step in my flow. I have a Parse JSON step that gets the body content of the received request. It parses it to a schema that I generated from a sample payload. I cannot seem to set/initialize a variable with any data from the parsed JSON. The variable that I am using is the customer first name. It shows up as blank or null even if there is data in the output section of Parse JSON. 

 

I am initializing the variable as a string and setting it to 

body('Parse_JSON')?['body']?['estimate']?['customer']?['first_name']

 

 

I have ran into a roadblock on this. Any help is appreciated!

 

Parse JSON Output:

 

{
    "body": {
        "event": "estimate.scheduled",
        "company_id": "5d99b484-c68c-4393-962d-bf3aac2514ce",
        "estimate": {
            "id": "csr_48efccec4eb54cdc998903ea1b76ecb7",
            "estimate_number": "5",
            "work_status": "scheduled",
            "customer": {
                "id": "cus_a6a2b9dc854747c8a9cbc053960460d7",
                "first_name": "Will",
                "last_name": "xxxxxx",
                "email": "xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com",
                "mobile_number": "5555555555",
                "home_number": null,
                "work_number": null,
                "company": null,
                "notifications_enabled": true,
                "tags": []
            },
            "address": {
                "id": "adr_6ba72fa2cd01462ca4e984230e67b368",
                "type": "service",
                "street": "xxx xxx Street",
                "street_line_2": null,
                "city": "xxxCity",
                "state": "OH",
                "zip": "xxxxx",
                "country": null
            },
            "work_timestamps": {
                "on_my_way_at": null,
                "started_at": null,
                "completed_at": null
            },
            "schedule": {
                "scheduled_start": "2021-11-30T21:30:00Z",
                "scheduled_end": "2021-11-30T22:30:00Z",
                "arrival_window": 0
            },
            "assigned_employees": [
                {
                    "id": "pro_d9ac17f383f84deab2acfcfc8078471f",
                    "first_name": "Will",
                    "last_name": "xxxxxx",
                    "email": "xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com",
                    "mobile_number": "5555555555",
                    "color_hex": "EF9159",
                    "avatar_url": "/assets/add_image_thumb.png",
                    "role": "field tech",
                    "tags": [],
                    "permissions": {
                        "can_add_and_edit_job": true,
                        "can_be_booked_online": true,
                        "can_call_and_text_with_customers": true,
                        "can_chat_with_customers": true,
                        "can_delete_and_cancel_job": true,
                        "can_edit_message_on_invoice": false,
                        "can_see_street_view_data": true,
                        "can_share_job": true,
                        "can_take_payment_see_prices": true,
                        "can_see_customers": true,
                        "can_see_full_schedule": true,
                        "can_see_future_jobs": true,
                        "can_see_marketing_campaigns": true,
                        "can_see_reporting": true,
                        "can_edit_settings": true,
                        "is_point_of_contact": false,
                        "is_admin": true
                    }
                }
            ],
            "options": [
                {
                    "id": "est_856e1f5668004df8914e5583e82088c4",
                    "name": "Option #1",
                    "option_number": "5",
                    "total_amount": 564200,
                    "approval_status": null,
                    "message_from_pro": null
                }
            ]
        }
    }
}

 

 

 

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Expiscornovus
Super User
Super User

Hi @william_nr3,

 

Can you try:

outputs('Parse_JSON')?['body']?['estimate']?['customer']?['first_name']

 

Or:

body('Parse_JSON')?['estimate']?['customer']?['first_name']


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Pstork1
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Double check your input and your schema.  I used the sample JSON you provided and it returns the first name using the JSON you supplied.  But my JSON schema looks a bit different from yours.

{
    "type""object",
    "properties": {
        "event": {
            "type""string"
        },
        "company_id": {
            "type""string"
        },
        "estimate": {
            "type""object",
            "properties": {
                "id": {
                    "type""string"
                },
                "estimate_number": {
                    "type""string"
                },
                "work_status": {
                    "type""string"
                },
                "customer": {
                    "type""object",
                    "properties": {
                        "id": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "first_name": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "last_name": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "email": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "mobile_number": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "home_number": {},
                        "work_number": {},
                        "company": {},
                        "notifications_enabled": {
                            "type""boolean"
                        },
                        "tags": {
                            "type""array"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "address": {
                    "type""object",
                    "properties": {
                        "id": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "type": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "street": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "street_line_2": {},
                        "city": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "state": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "zip": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "country": {}
                    }
                },
                "work_timestamps": {
                    "type""object",
                    "properties": {
                        "on_my_way_at": {},
                        "started_at": {},
                        "completed_at": {}
                    }
                },
                "schedule": {
                    "type""object",
                    "properties": {
                        "scheduled_start": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "scheduled_end": {
                            "type""string"
                        },
                        "arrival_window": {
                            "type""integer"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "assigned_employees": {
                    "type""array",
                    "items": {
                        "type""object",
                        "properties": {
                            "id": {
                                "type""string"
                            },
                            "first_name": {
                                "type""string"
                            },
                            "last_name": {
                                "type""string"
                            },
                            "email": {
                                "type""string"
                            },
                            "mobile_number": {
                                "type""string"
                            },
                            "color_hex": {
                                "type""string"
                            },
                            "avatar_url": {
                                "type""string"
                            },
                            "role": {
                                "type""string"
                            },
                            "tags": {
                                "type""array"
                            },
                            "permissions": {
                                "type""object",
                                "properties": {
                                    "can_add_and_edit_job": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_be_booked_online": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_call_and_text_with_customers": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_chat_with_customers": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_delete_and_cancel_job": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_edit_message_on_invoice": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_see_street_view_data": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_share_job": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_take_payment_see_prices": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_see_customers": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_see_full_schedule": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_see_future_jobs": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_see_marketing_campaigns": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_see_reporting": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "can_edit_settings": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "is_point_of_contact": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    },
                                    "is_admin": {
                                        "type""boolean"
                                    }
                                }
                            }
                        },
                        "required": [
                            "id",
                            "first_name",
                            "last_name",
                            "email",
                            "mobile_number",
                            "color_hex",
                            "avatar_url",
                            "role",
                            "tags",
                            "permissions"
                        ]
                    }
                },
                "options": {
                    "type""array",
                    "items": {
                        "type""object",
                        "properties": {
                            "id": {
                                "type""string"
                            },
                            "name": {
                                "type""string"
                            },
                            "option_number": {
                                "type""string"
                            },
                            "total_amount": {
                                "type""integer"
                            },
                            "approval_status": {},
                            "message_from_pro": {}
                        },
                        "required": [
                            "id",
                            "name",
                            "option_number",
                            "total_amount",
                            "approval_status",
                            "message_from_pro"
                        ]
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
}


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Expiscornovus
Super User
Super User

Hi @william_nr3,

 

Can you try:

outputs('Parse_JSON')?['body']?['estimate']?['customer']?['first_name']

 

Or:

body('Parse_JSON')?['estimate']?['customer']?['first_name']


Happy to help out! 🙂

Interested in more #PowerAutomate #SharePointOnline or #PowerVirtualAgents content?
Visit my blog, Subscribe to my YouTube channel or Follow me on Twitter


Both work. Interesting- the extra body was thrown in there automatically when selecting dynamic content. Thanks a ton. 

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