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Clear person field without HTTP request

So I'm trying to create a simple status tracker for employee evaluations using two Lists and Power Automate. On List A, each item (~300) is an employee record; on List B, there are only 4 items and each has Status (single line fo text) and AssignedTo (people picker). Three of four statuses are assigned to someone, but the fourth status is "Separated" and thus is blank (not assigned).


With Power Automate I've got most of this working. When an item on List A is created or modified, get changes for an item (properties only), then use a condition to see if Status on List A has changed. If yes, I want to update List A using the AssignedTo from List B; if no, do nothing.


I can overwrite the assignment in List A for the three statuses with a List B AssignedTo value, but for the "Separated"/blank status Power Automate will not overwrite - error 400 (specified user could not be found).


There are plenty of threads about using an HTTP request to "blank out" the people picker column... but is there a way of doing this with just an if statement?


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