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Copy a list with multiple selection in a column



Consider a list A, with colums A1, A2.

A1 (e.g. description) can only contain a single line of text.

A2 (e.g. department) is a lookup column which allow for multiple selections.


I designed a flow to send an e-mail once a new item is created in list A, and that copies the column values to list B.

The e-mail is send properly, but the copying provides me with a new item for each possible combination.

I have the actions (hope that translation is right): When a new item is created -> get item -> get my profile -> convert timezone -> send e-mail which all work properly.

When i add the action create item I am forced to use apply to each.This provides the following results:


A new item is created

Item id1 A1="request 10 new desks" A2=finance; HR


results in:

Item id1 B1="request 10 new desks" B2=finance

Item id2 B1="request 10 new desks" B2=HR


but I want it to result in

Item id1 B1="request 10 new desks" B2=finance; HR


(In reality i have many more columns with multiple selections which means i get a new item for each combination possible).


How do I apply the create item to each value in a column without creating a completely new entry for each value?



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Hi @Anonymous,


What is the type of B2 column in your list 2?


Please set the B2 column to a single line of text type column and create the flow as below:



Best regards,


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Creating a variable sounds like the perfect solution.

I'll let you know when i get that to work. @v-yuazh-msft



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Hi @v-yuazh-msft,


This worked well! However, the output is different from the input:



I tried creating a calculated column to destill only the value, but i'm not sure how to do this.


Any protips?


Kind Regards,


I had the same issue. Returns the {Odata....}


Where and how do you get the actual value?

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