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Flow failing when SQL query returns empty set

I've created a flow that fails when the SQL query returns an empty set.  I've found lots of mentions of similar issues, but none that include a solution.
This is a very simple flow - I'm searching a database for employees with a given start date, and sending an email to each of them.  Often, though, there are no employees with a particular start date, and the flow fails.

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I've tried this:

 

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And that doesn't work:

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I found mentions of an "Empty" function, but when I try using that instead of "Null", I get this:

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Any thoughts?  Thanks in advance!

 

 

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Paulie78
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The SQL connector returns a bunch of outputs, I would suggest you use something like:

not(empty(outputs('Execute_a_SQL_query_(V2)')?['body/resultsets/Table1']))

On the left side of your condition and the true expression on the right side. Make sure you use the expression true, not just type true in, like this:

EmptySQL.jpg

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Paulie78
Super User
Super User

The SQL connector returns a bunch of outputs, I would suggest you use something like:

not(empty(outputs('Execute_a_SQL_query_(V2)')?['body/resultsets/Table1']))

On the left side of your condition and the true expression on the right side. Make sure you use the expression true, not just type true in, like this:

EmptySQL.jpg

DBean
Frequent Visitor

@Paulie78 That did the trick - thanks!

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