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Converting a Typeform multi-select field object output into a comma separated value

Hi all,

 

I'm using the Typeform connector to input data into Dynamics 365. Everything seems to work fine until I use a multi-select question type in Typeform.

 

They seem to have changed the flow connector for typeform and now multi-select options come out in this type of object format as opposed to concatenated and separated by commas. Below is an example of a multi-select output:

 

{"labels":["option 1","option 2","option 3"]}

On the multi-select I selected option 1, option 2 and option 3 and it comes into Dynamics like above.

 

How do I convert this to:

option 1, option 2, option 3

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

So I tried using the parse JSON step to convert the object and then tried using compose to insert the Label values to see what comes out. I also tried using the following expression:

 

concat(body('Parse_JSON')?['labels'])

Parse JSON.png

But they all give the same result:

 

["option 1","option 2","option 3"]

If I use the item value it'll try to apply multiple times for each item in the array.

Kind regards,

Mike

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Community Support
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Re: Converting a Typeform multi-select field object output into a comma separated value

 

Hi @Mick282 ,

 

I think Join action is a good choice. If you want to reduce the steps, you could try to use join() function directly.

I use Compose here for example. You could configure this expression in any field you want to configure, which can reduce many steps.

join(triggerBody()?['form_response']?['answersObject']?['fieldid']?['value']['labels'],',')

109.PNG

You could get the fieldid by the method provided in this thread:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Flow-Discussion/Mapping-a-single-select-field-type-in-Ty...

Hope it helps.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Helper III
Helper III

Re: Converting a Typeform multi-select field object output into a comma separated value

So I've managed to find a way around this basically:

 

1. Parse the JSON output of the multi-select question to isolate the array value

2. Use the Join flow step to join arrays with a comma as the separator. 

 

Concatenate.png

 

My question is that this seems a bit too inefficient. It requires two steps to concatenate 1 multi-select question. It would create gigantic Flows if Typeform has mutliple multi-select questions.

 

Is there a way to do this in one step or at least convert the object output of the typeform question to array straight away without having to use the parse JSON step?

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Community Support
Community Support

Re: Converting a Typeform multi-select field object output into a comma separated value

 

Hi @Mick282 ,

 

I think Join action is a good choice. If you want to reduce the steps, you could try to use join() function directly.

I use Compose here for example. You could configure this expression in any field you want to configure, which can reduce many steps.

join(triggerBody()?['form_response']?['answersObject']?['fieldid']?['value']['labels'],',')

109.PNG

You could get the fieldid by the method provided in this thread:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Flow-Discussion/Mapping-a-single-select-field-type-in-Ty...

Hope it helps.

 

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.

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