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Formatting for a compose output

I think I'm missing something that feels like it should be simple.

 

I have a Flow that's going out and getting group membership. Once it does, I'm selecting a few fields from those members and then using compose, with the output from my select step as the input for my compose step. When I put that output in an email, it formats like the following:

 

[{"Value1":"Value2"},{"Value1":"Value2"}]

 

I'd like to at the very least be able to have each record display on a separate line. If there's a way to remove the output formatting, that would be nice too. So something more like:

 

Value1 - Value2

Value1 - Value2

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Re: Formatting for a compose output

Hi @jp17,

 

Could you please share a screenshot of your flow's configuration?

 

I have made a test on my side and please take a try with the following workaround:

  • Add a proper trigger, here I use Flow Button trigger.
  • Add a "List group members" action, specify Group Id.
  • Add a "Select" action, From set to output of "List group members" action, within Map entry, enter one entry. The key set to Display Name and the corresponding value set to Display Name dynamic content of "List group members" action.
  • Add a "Compose" action, Input set to output of "Select" action.
  • Add a Variables-> "Initialize variable" action, Name set to FinalString, Type set to String and Value set to empty.
  • Add a "Apply to each" action, input parameter set to output of "Compose" action.
  • Within "Apply to each" action, add a "Compose 2" action, Inputs set to following formula:
string(item())

Add a "Compose 3" action, Inputs set to following formula:

indexOf(outputs('Compose_2'),':')

Add a "Compose 4" action, Inputs set to following formula:

indexOf(outputs('Compose_2'),'}')

Add a "Compose 5" action, Inputs set to following formula:

substring(outputs('Compose_2'),2,sub(outputs('Compose_3'),3))

Add a "Compose 6" action, Inputs set to following formula:

substring(outputs('Compose_2'),add(outputs('Compose_3'),2),sub(sub(outputs('Compose_4'),1),add(outputs('Compose_3'),2)))

Add a "Compose 7" action, Inputs set to following formula:

concat(outputs('Compose_5'),' - ',outputs('Compose_6'))

Add a "Compose 8" action, Inputs set to following formula:5.JPG

Note: Within Inputs field, fill the output of "Compose 7" action in first line, then fill the FinalString variable in the second line.

 

Add a "Set variable" action, Name choose FinalString and Value set to output of "Compose 8" action.

 

  • Under "Apply to each", add a "Send an email" action, Body field set to FinalString variable.

 

The output of the "Compose" action as below:12.JPG

Image reference:6.JPG

 

7.JPG

 

8.JPG

 

9.JPG

The flow works successfully as below:10.JPG

 

11.JPG

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: Formatting for a compose output

Hi @jp17,

 

Could you please share a screenshot of your flow's configuration?

 

I have made a test on my side and please take a try with the following workaround:

  • Add a proper trigger, here I use Flow Button trigger.
  • Add a "List group members" action, specify Group Id.
  • Add a "Select" action, From set to output of "List group members" action, within Map entry, enter one entry. The key set to Display Name and the corresponding value set to Display Name dynamic content of "List group members" action.
  • Add a "Compose" action, Input set to output of "Select" action.
  • Add a Variables-> "Initialize variable" action, Name set to FinalString, Type set to String and Value set to empty.
  • Add a "Apply to each" action, input parameter set to output of "Compose" action.
  • Within "Apply to each" action, add a "Compose 2" action, Inputs set to following formula:
string(item())

Add a "Compose 3" action, Inputs set to following formula:

indexOf(outputs('Compose_2'),':')

Add a "Compose 4" action, Inputs set to following formula:

indexOf(outputs('Compose_2'),'}')

Add a "Compose 5" action, Inputs set to following formula:

substring(outputs('Compose_2'),2,sub(outputs('Compose_3'),3))

Add a "Compose 6" action, Inputs set to following formula:

substring(outputs('Compose_2'),add(outputs('Compose_3'),2),sub(sub(outputs('Compose_4'),1),add(outputs('Compose_3'),2)))

Add a "Compose 7" action, Inputs set to following formula:

concat(outputs('Compose_5'),' - ',outputs('Compose_6'))

Add a "Compose 8" action, Inputs set to following formula:5.JPG

Note: Within Inputs field, fill the output of "Compose 7" action in first line, then fill the FinalString variable in the second line.

 

Add a "Set variable" action, Name choose FinalString and Value set to output of "Compose 8" action.

 

  • Under "Apply to each", add a "Send an email" action, Body field set to FinalString variable.

 

The output of the "Compose" action as below:12.JPG

Image reference:6.JPG

 

7.JPG

 

8.JPG

 

9.JPG

The flow works successfully as below:10.JPG

 

11.JPG

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Re: Formatting for a compose output

To get each  field on a separate line I add this expression between each field:

concat(' ','</br>')

 

 

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Re: Formatting for a compose output

How can you get this working for a multipart list into something plain text format? This would have worked great when I sent as email but now that I'm working in planner the format is all over the place and only works on the first part of the entry.

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Re: Formatting for a compose output

image.pngHello thanks for your post

but am getting error .. Please help me understand why this is happening

 

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