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Andrew_J
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Flitering and HTML table production

Hi All,

 

I have the following list that will grow; but I am not getting what I need from it at the end in the form of a HTML table with correct results.

 

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The flow will check dates a number of days in advance of the above.  That all works from an individual filter point of view.  The result of the above should give the following result for the HTML table:

 

IDCOL 1COL 2
01Y 
02 Y
03Y 

 

As I said there will be many more colums and lines of data but the end result must be an HTML table for all the columns.  All I get is a single row for ID 02 with a date in COL 01 that does not meet the criteria of the filter.

 

Is there anyway of resolving it or will I have to accpet that I will need to undertake 10 to 20 parralle branches filtering on COL 01 to COL 20 with an indiviual email and HTML table sent.

 

Regards,

 

Andrew

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abm
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Hi @Andrew_J 

 

Didn't clearly understood your requirement. What's your filter here?



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Andrew_J
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@abm 

 

The filter is to take the dates in COL 1 and 2 and check if today falls within 10 days of it.  So the filter for COL 1 le adddays(utcnow(), 10).  This will need to happen over many COL 02 to possibly 20.

 

I hope that helps.

 

Andrew

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Hi @Andrew_J 

 

Thanks for your reply. Can't you filter with OR condition as in one go? I know that will return only the first condition whatever it satisfies.



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@abm 

 

I am coming back again.  So I have given up with the filter in the get items and this produced the following:

 

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I know as I have said before that ID 2 COL is not correct as 08/04/2024 (UK today) add 10 days is 18/04/2024 and 23/04/2024 is greater than 10 days allowed.  So the date should be blank/empty/null.

 

So I thought I would look at using the formula in the HTML as per the following

 

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Where formular is for COL 1

 

lessOrEquals(item()?['COL 01'], outputs('Compose'))

 

With the above I got an error which I expected.

 

The execution of template action 'Create_HTML_table' failed. The column values could not be evaluated: 'The template language function 'lessOrEquals' expects two parameter of matching types. The function was invoked with values of type 'Null' and 'String' that do not match.'.

 

The dates are Strings, so the maths works.  I am not sure what the output of this maths is but I am assuming 0 for true and 1 for false.  I then have to work with this and null.  I am learing expressions gradually but still not there yet.  Can you help me to get a date in the column desipte the blank or null.

 

Regards,

 

Andrew

abm
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Hi @Andrew_J 

 

Try the below

 

if(empty(triggerBody()?['DateField']),'',lessOrEquals(formatDateTime(addDays(triggerBody()?['DateField'], 10),yyyyMMdd), formatDateTime(utcNow(),'yyyyMMdd')))

 

Above replace DateField with your dynamic mappings.



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@abm 

 

Firstly sorry for for not responding sooner.  I tested your suggestion with few minor tweeks and used the expression below:

 

if(empty(triggerBody()?['BOSEIT']),null,lessOrEquals(formatDateTime(addDays(triggerBody()?['BOSEIT'], 10),'yyyy-MM-dd'), formatDateTime(utcNow(),'yyyy-MM-dd')))

 

This outputted the below which gave me no data.

 

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SO I went away and spent some time trying to find other ways of getting to a solution and to learn about this, that is why I have not responded to you.  I still could not quite get to a correct version of the HTML table I needed which was to mit output the highlighted date below. 

 

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I used COALEASE, EMPTY, and OR, other functions.  Everything came up short.  Whatever I did the LESSOREQUALS seemed to be an issue in that it still produced a NULL that need dealing with. 

 

I know this is the right place to be using the expression, I need the correct one that does what I want.  I know it should be possilbe if only the NULL or the highlighted date above could be got rid of.

 

I understand even though our brains can compute this and write it by hand actually using the low code environment of FLOW might not be able to get this accross the line.

 

Regards

 

Andrew

abm
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Hi @Andrew_J 

 

To debug this add a compose and try the length() expression for that date field. That will reveal something inside or not.  If that returns 0 then you could extend the above expression using length() is zero or not?

 

Thanks



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