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Email address's not being recognized, error showing data is not string/email format

Hello I have a flow that runs off a microsoft form. It sends an email to the email address selected from a question on the form. It has been working for a year up to a couple weeks ago. I get this error.

 

The 'inputs.parameters' of workflow operation 'Send_an_email_(V2)' of type 'OpenApiConnection' is not valid. Error details: Input parameter 'emailMessage/To' is required to be of type 'String/email'. The runtime value '"name.lastname@company.com\n"' to be converted doesn't have the expected format 'string/email'.

 

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Pstork1
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It looks like you have a carriage return that is being included in the value you are submitting as the email.  That's what the \n is.  You'll need to do a replace() on the email be using it to remove that value.



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HI pstork1,

Would this be written replace( "email address" ) or do you mean to just simply erase and replace the existing email address?

Pstork1
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I normally do that using the following.

Replace(<<emailstring>>, decodeUriComponent('%0A'),'')

But here's a good blog on the topic.

How to replace new line ('\n') in a Power Automate expression (tomriha.com)



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After some thought.  I'm not sure how to implement this in my scenario. This flow is run off of a microsoft form and the To: value in the send email action could have 1 of 5 different email address's depending on which one is selected in the form.

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Can you show some screenshots of your flow?



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Pstork1
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What are people entering in response to the Assigned User IDs question?  The To field in the email needs to be a string with a semicolon delimited list of email addresses.  Unless that is what is being put in the answer in the form you'll need to process the answer to get that string.



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The Assigned User Id question response is a selection of email addresses (which is our User Id's), only 1 can be selected.  The answer for what goes in the To field is the same response.  It's interesting it isn't working because this same flow was working in previous months.

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I just tested this with a different selection (email address) to the question. And the flow ran. The only email address that it is failing on is mine. Could this be failing because the form is under my microsoft account, and it's not letting me send myself an email?

 

Anonymous
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That was it. I just re made the form and moved all the connections to a general company account and it is working fine now

Pstork1
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You should definitely be able to send an email to yourself.  But it may have an issue sending to a microsoft account instead of a work or school account if you don't switch the to.  There is a double headed arrow above and to the right of the To box.  Make sure when you start to type an email address that you don't get a people picker.  If you do switch the to to the other mode.  Then insert your dynamic content



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