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Convert array to string

 I have an array of items that I need to convert into a string. I need the text to go into a plain text email form which is submitted into our ticketing system.

 

I've tried various `join` and `concat` options but can't get the result I expect. The data comes from a multiple entries group/person field from SharePoint via a PowerApps form. I have transformed the data to an array, but this is where I am stuck.

 

I want to go from this:

 

 

[
  {
    "DisplayName": "Bob Jones",
    "Email": "bob.jones@example.com",
    "JobTitle": "Singer"
  },
  {
    "DisplayName": "Jane Doe",
    "Email": "jane.doe@example.com",
    "JobTitle": "Lighthouse Painter"
  }
]

 

 

 

 

To this:

 

 

Bob Jones - bob.jones@example.com - Singer
Jane Doe - jane.doe@example.com - Lighthouse Painter

 

 

Any help appreciated

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Re: Convert array to string

Hi @IntrepidExploer,

 

I have made a test on my side and please take a try with the following workaround:

  • Add a proper trigger, here I use Flow Button trigger.
  • Add a Variables-> “Initialize variable” action, Name set to OriginalArray, Type set to Array and Value set to the array that you provided.
  • Add a Variables-> “Initialize variable 2” action, Name set to FinalString, Type set to String and Value set to empty.
  • Add a “Apply to each”, “Select an output from previous steps” field set to variable OriginalArray.
  • Within “Apply to each”, add a “Compose” action, Inputs set to following formula:
concat(item()?['DisplayName'],' - ',item()?['Email'],' - ',item()?['JobTitle'])

 

Add a “Compose 2” action, Inputs field set to following formula:5.JPG

Note: Within Inputs field, type Output dynamic content of “Compose” action in first line, then type variable FinalString in second line (type “Enter” key in your keyboard).

 

Add a “Set variable” action, Name choose FinalString and Value set to output of “Compose 2” action.

 

  • Under “Apply to each”, add a “Compose 3” action, Inputs set to variable FinalString.

Image reference:6.JPG

 

7.JPG

The flow works successfully as below:8.JPG

 

9.JPG

 

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Convert array to string

Hi @IntrepidExploer,

 

I have made a test on my side and please take a try with the following workaround:

  • Add a proper trigger, here I use Flow Button trigger.
  • Add a Variables-> “Initialize variable” action, Name set to OriginalArray, Type set to Array and Value set to the array that you provided.
  • Add a Variables-> “Initialize variable 2” action, Name set to FinalString, Type set to String and Value set to empty.
  • Add a “Apply to each”, “Select an output from previous steps” field set to variable OriginalArray.
  • Within “Apply to each”, add a “Compose” action, Inputs set to following formula:
concat(item()?['DisplayName'],' - ',item()?['Email'],' - ',item()?['JobTitle'])

 

Add a “Compose 2” action, Inputs field set to following formula:5.JPG

Note: Within Inputs field, type Output dynamic content of “Compose” action in first line, then type variable FinalString in second line (type “Enter” key in your keyboard).

 

Add a “Set variable” action, Name choose FinalString and Value set to output of “Compose 2” action.

 

  • Under “Apply to each”, add a “Compose 3” action, Inputs set to variable FinalString.

Image reference:6.JPG

 

7.JPG

The flow works successfully as below:8.JPG

 

9.JPG

 

 

Best regards,

Kris

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

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IntrepidExploer
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Re: Convert array to string

Hi @v-xida-msft,

 

Thanks for your help. That's an excellent solution. I really appreciate the time you put into producing that example.

 

Cheers.

Parmi
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Re: Convert array to string

Just what I needed. Awesome solution. Thanks a lot.. 

gonzalez_21
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Re: Convert array to string

Can this work for a Sharepoint List?

 

for example I have two emails seperated in items in a List. I want to join (Concat) the emails together to send a approval to multiple people base of the Sharepoint list. Im trying with Get Items but i don't seem to get it. Im new with Microsoft Flow

 

Thanks

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