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Flow "Get items" returns blank output

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I seems to be having issues with one of my flows returning a blank ouput for the "Get Items" step.  As you can see below the "Get Items" gets the right input but it returns a blank output. This only happens for certains items, not all of them which makes it more difficult to pin point the issue. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Hi @DemoMan ,


Make sure your filter query value is correct. Is any related record exists which matches the filter query?


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Hi @DemoMan,


Could you please show a complete example? (block key information)


Or you can have a try by using the Filter array action:Annotation 2019-08-15 141437.png

Please have a try, I hope it can help you.


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Community Support Team _ Lin Tu

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I tried hardcodding the "TSLink" and I still get a blank output, it shouldn't happen this way with a hard coded number right? Is there an specific way of bulding a filer query?

Hi @DemoMan,


Could you please share the output of the item which TSLink is "2019-08-09_272"?

If the output of Get Items has no value of 2019-08-09_272, the issue may be caused by the SharePoint- some data about 2019-08-09_272 missed.

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I have a similar issue where I have 2 sharepoint sites (one for reference of assignee variables such as dept, status, email, etc and one that is a list for action items. I have a variable that takes this data, eliminates any duplicates and also is my bypass of any null issues further into the flow. 


Compose - join(union(variables('AssigneeEmails'),variables('AssigneeEmails')),'; ')
I then have a Get Items step for the reference list with a Filter Query below:
Email_x0020_Address eq '@{outputs('DistinctDeptAssigneeEmails')}'
This should allow me to use this Get Items data for an assigning function later in the Flow, but the Get Items filter returns output { "value" : [ ] } any instance where there is more than one object in the composed output it is filtering with. 
I have tried several things including converting the variable back to an array after it is cleansed of duplicates, then used for the Get Item filter, but I get the same issue.
Any ideas on what to try next? This is a hot item for me as I was supposed to have a result by tomorrow...
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Alex Cave
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I'm seeing the same issue persist.   I have a simple list, containing a person lookup field, a text field that returns that individuals set approval limit.   On lookup,  I am able to get a match on the person field, but it returns a blank value in the "value" returned.


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