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MKT
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Collecting List Items and Associated Comments to Display in Email

Hello,

I’m using “GET” to capture all list items that have a ‘canceled’ status.  Then adding a “Send HTTP Request to SharePoint” to capture the associated list comments, for those items.  When my FLOW runs, it only outputs the items that actually have comments and ignores the other canceled items.  I wish to send an email containing ALL canceled items with their associated comments and display N/A, if no comments exist.  Can someone please advise what steps I might be missing here and how I need to adjust my FLOW?  I’m very new to Power Automate, so any assistance, especially with screen shots is appreciated. 

 

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Thank you,

MKT

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ekarim2020
Super User
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Here is a flow that grabs all comments for a SharePoint List and sends them as an email.

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The body of the email consists of the SharePoint item ID followed by the comments, if any:

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Here is the high-level flow:

ekarim2020_27-1631313217401.png

Staring with Get items, and initializing variables:

ekarim2020_15-1631311207747.png

(2) Apply to Each loop -  for each SharePoint list item, get the comments using a SharePoint REST API:

ekarim2020_17-1631311291812.png

Use Send HTTP request to SharePoint to get the list item comments:

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_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Managers List')/items(@{items('Apply_to_each')?['ID']})/Comments

  "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
  "content-type": "application/json;odata=verbose"

 

 

Store the comments in a compose action. Note the comments are returned as an array.

ekarim2020_20-1631311586348.png

 

 

Compose action:
@{outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint')?['body/d/results']}

 

 

Now check to see if there are any comments :

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length(outputs('Compose_Results'))

 

 

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Yes, true condition - there are comments:

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No, false condition - there are NO comments:

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Finally the send mail action:

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Hope this provides some guidance.

Ellis

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MKT
Regular Visitor

Adding a summary screen shot of entire flow:

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ekarim2020
Super User
Super User

See the following post: Get Microsoft Lists Comments using Flow

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Get-Microsoft-Lists-Comments-using-Flow/m-p/78741...

Ellis

Thanks Ellis, I am able to get the comments.  My problem is figuring out how to output items in an email that don't have comments, along with those that do.  

 

Thanks,

MKT

ekarim2020
Super User
Super User

Here is a flow that grabs all comments for a SharePoint List and sends them as an email.

ekarim2020_28-1631313503582.png

The body of the email consists of the SharePoint item ID followed by the comments, if any:

ekarim2020_12-1631310970714.png

Here is the high-level flow:

ekarim2020_27-1631313217401.png

Staring with Get items, and initializing variables:

ekarim2020_15-1631311207747.png

(2) Apply to Each loop -  for each SharePoint list item, get the comments using a SharePoint REST API:

ekarim2020_17-1631311291812.png

Use Send HTTP request to SharePoint to get the list item comments:

ekarim2020_19-1631311499650.png

 

 

_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Managers List')/items(@{items('Apply_to_each')?['ID']})/Comments

  "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
  "content-type": "application/json;odata=verbose"

 

 

Store the comments in a compose action. Note the comments are returned as an array.

ekarim2020_20-1631311586348.png

 

 

Compose action:
@{outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint')?['body/d/results']}

 

 

Now check to see if there are any comments :

ekarim2020_21-1631311773320.png

 

 

length(outputs('Compose_Results'))

 

 

ekarim2020_24-1631312415941.png

Yes, true condition - there are comments:

ekarim2020_26-1631312926825.png

No, false condition - there are NO comments:

ekarim2020_23-1631312355813.png

Finally the send mail action:

ekarim2020_25-1631312541342.png

ekarim2020_12-1631310970714.png

 

Hope this provides some guidance.

Ellis

  • Thanks for all the detail Ellis, this worked perfectly.  Appreciate your help! 

Great solution! I'm running into a problem though: Comments are returned in a massive "blob" (HTML?). I tried to fix it by using a "Convert html to text" action in my flow, but got the same result...

caheynen
Frequent Visitor

When the "@" Mention is used, the comments return with jibberish.

This was sent to @James Shew and it comes back as @mention{0} 

 

 

Thank you! That helped!

Thanks Ellis, This worked like a charm.

When I run this I get the first 100 or so list ID's comments but I have a sharepoint list with ~300 items. Seems like its only picking up the 1st page in the HTTP request. Is there a way of getting it to look at the entire list? Regards Gerry

Hi @Gezza ,

 

By default, the Get items action only returns 100 items.

For your case you can increase a setting called the Pagination threshold to 500:

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See also:

https://alextofan.com/2019/08/22/how-to-get-more-than-5000-item-from-sharepoint-online-in-flow/

https://www.tachytelic.net/2020/04/many-ways-get-sharepoint-items-power-automate/

Ellis

 

Gezza
Frequent Visitor

THanks again Ellis,

Changed the Get Items>Top Count  to 5000.

Now picks up all items

Champion!

Cheers Gerry 

Gezza
Frequent Visitor

PS Also changed the pagination settings for get items to pagination on and threshold 5000. 

@ekarim2020  - Good Morning, I am having some issues with using this as I'm new to Automate and feel this is way too complicated beyond my expertise - I only have a grasp of basic basics.

 

Do you have any scope code I could copy and paste into my clipboard in Automate please and just tweak this to my Microsoft List and use it to extract the comments? 

 

Sorry this is beyond cheeky! 🙂 

Hi @pigsinblankets ,

 

The solutions in this post do use some advanced concepts ☹️. There isn't going to be a general template or code that can simply be copied and pasted.  You will need to know how to enter expressions and basic JSON knowledge.

 

Please create a brand new post for your specific issue and we can take a look.  Please include describe what you are trying to achieve and post any screen shots of the current flow you are working on and where you are stuck.

 

Regards,

 

Ellis

ChristianDias
Frequent Visitor

Hi @ekarim2020,

 

I believe I've copied your flow exactly with some changes to the HTTP request to match my site and list and testing posting comments to a channel in teams. Screenshot below:

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The flow can't seem to get past  the condition and throw this error

 

Error: Action 'Condition' failed

Error Details: Unable to process template language expressions for action 'Condition' at line '0' and column '0': 'The template language function 'length' expects its parameter to be an array or a string. The provided value is of type 'Null'. Please see https://aka.ms/logicexpressions#length for usage details.'.

 

Screenshot below:

ChristianDias_1-1674579913390.png

 

Any ideas?

Hi @ChristianDias ,

 

Please show the expression and runtime output of the Compose Results action.

 

Ellis

Hi @ekarim2020, thank you for this.  I been looking everywhere for this kind of solution.  I'm fairly new to Power Automate.  Can you please share a flow of how to retrieve comments for a single list item in this same friendly format?

Hi @mguzmanBSC_2023 ,

 

To get a single list item's comments:

 

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Method: GET

Uri: _api/web/lists/getbytitle('<list name>')/items(<item-ID>)/Comments

accept: application/json;odata=verbose

content-type: "application/json;odata=verbose

 

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outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint')?['body']['d']['results']

 

 

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  "Name": item()['author']['name']
  "Date": formatdateTime(item()?['createdDate'], 'dd MMM yy')
  "Text": item()?['text']

 

 

Sample runtime output:

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Thank you @ekarim2020 .  This works great. The step-by-step instructions are extremely helpful. But how do I get it into the body of an email, similar to the flow from your initial response?  I have a flow that retrieves the data from a single list item, composing an HTML, then converting to PDF.  I would like to capture the comments associated with the list item in this nice format.  

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