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Flow condition for when field in a SharePoint List is not empty

I am trying to replicate this worfklow (from SharePoint Designer 2007) in Flow:

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I need a conditon where the Flow only runs when the Assigned Designer field is not empty/blank. I have created this condition in Flow, however it doesn't seem to be working as I expect:


Is anyone able to help please?


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Re: Flow condition for when field in a SharePoint List is not empty



It's the trigger in Flow what makes it run or not. I think for your Flow it's when an item is created or updated? So when your item is new, or is updated (depending on what trigger you've chosen).


You can choose to end the Flow in the if yes outcome of your condition. But it won't prevent the Flow from running.

To my knowledge this is not possible unless exporting it and changing the json code (but don't know how future proof this would be, see this blogpost about that: )

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Re: Flow condition for when field in a SharePoint List is not empty

Hi @Sam12 


I have the solution for you!


In the first field put the expression like above, changing the FieldName if it is not correct

Anotação 2019-04-05 212155.jpg


empty(triggerBody()?['Assigned Designer'])

If you don't know the FieldName use this trick:

  1. Open the expression panel
  2. Type an 'a'
  3. Click in DynamicField panel
  4. Choose the DynamicField (Assigned Designer)
  5. Remove the 'a' typed


In the second field open the Expression panel and type 'true' then Ok

Anotação 2019-04-05 212155.jpg



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