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hdonato
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Get Microsoft Lists Comments using Flow

Hi, Everyone
Would like to know if there's a way to get the comments on a list item using power automate? or a way to notify users when new comment is added?

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Would greatly appreciate any help.

Thank you.

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Hi @GuyBoswell,

 

Can you remove the value from the Select field and can you build the expression again?

 

1. Try and find the body field first and select it. This way we know for sure that there is no typo in the action name in the expression

 

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2. Type the ['d']['results'] part yourself in the expression editor.

 

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Btw, what headers are you using in the Send an HTTP request to SharePoint action?

 

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Nope!  You get body('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_AllComments')?['body']['d'], not outputs('Send... which throws an error

InvalidTemplate. Unable to process template language expressions in action 'Select' inputs at line '1' and column '3371': 'The template language expression 'body('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_AllComments')?['body']['d']' cannot be evaluated because property 'd' cannot be selected. Please see https://aka.ms/logicexpressions for usage details.'.

Expiscornovus
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Hi @GuyBoswell,

 

Strange that it doesn't like the outputs function. If it wants to use the body function instead you could remove the second body from the expression.

 

In that case the expression would be:

body('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_AllComments')?['d']['results']

 



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InvalidTemplate. Unable to process template language expressions in action 'Select' inputs at line '1' and column '3369': 'The template language expression 'body('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_AllComments')?['d']['results']' cannot be evaluated because property 'results' doesn't exist, available properties are 'Comments'. Please see https://aka.ms/logicexpressions for usage details.'.

Anonymous
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Was this ever resolved? I'm attempting to setup this exact flow myself, but failing miserably 🙂

"One oddity - if a comment includes an @ it returns something like this for the text of the comment,

@mention{0&$125; Have a look at this"
Has anyone else figured out a way around this issue? We use comments often and use them in automated emails, so this was a bummer to run into.... Tried many different things and haven't figured it out.
@Expiscornovus any ideas?

 

 

Expiscornovus
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Hi @DawggHouse13,

 

Yes, @DamoBird365 has a great post about how to handle the mentions from the comments list. Have a look at this article: https://www.damobird365.com/microsoft-list-add-comment/

 



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Anonymous
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Hi @Expiscornovus!

 

I would like to copy an item from my list and paste it into a new list (including Attachments and Comments).

 

I followed the procedure and created the GET request as described (ListName: Name of old List; ListItemId: ID of old list item). Now I want to add the comments to the same item in the new list. I created a POST request, but it doesn't seem to work (ArchiveName: New List Name; ID: ID of create Item in new List; Body: body of GET request)....

 

Can you tell me what could be the problem? You can find the flow in the image below.

 

Best,

Nico

 

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This is a great solution!... I have a little snag though: I am dumping the results of the flow in a rich text field and getting a whole blob instead of simple comments, author, date/time, etc.  Could it be I'm using the wrong dynamic content for my field?Picture1.png

Here's where I got... Was able to extract date/time and text, although still buried in (much less) code... no luck with 'name' (???)...

 

[{"name":null,"text":"@mention{0}  Adding one more","createdDate":"7/12/2022 10:07 PM"},{"name":null,"text":"@mention{0} Testing comments with @mention ","createdDate":"7/12/2022 8:44 PM"},{"name":null,"text":"Testing comments","createdDate":"7/12/2022 8:44 PM"}]

 

And here's the flow screen shot:

 

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Hi, please post the all steps.

thanks

GeoffCosentino
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Hi @Expiscornovus !

 

I've been trying to run a similar flow to the OP and ended up following the link that @ekarim2020 added to this post:

Solved: Re: Collecting List Items and Associated Comments ... - Power Platform Community (microsoft....

 

Using this flow I am able to successfully get emails daily (the recurrence I set) which is amazing! The only problem I am having is that I receive every comment that's been added to my SharePoint list. So essentially I get the same email every day if there's been no comments added (see below). What I am looking for is a daily email notification of NEW comments only. If this not a possibility, something else that would work would be a way to distinguish (in the email) new comments vs old comments (date stamp, highlighted text, etc.). 

 

If you have any ideas, it would be truly appreciated!

 

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I will use the links in the thread 🙂 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please check out the given below blog that has step by step process to export list items with comments into an excel file

 

https://divyeshkotadia.wordpress.com/2023/04/21/how-to-export-list-items-with-comments-into-excel-cs...

Hi there, did you ever figure out how to get rid of the @mention{0} where the mentioned user's name should be? I'm puzzled over this. 

Expiscornovus
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Hi @NJMUser,

 

@DamoBird365 has a nice blog which covers the replacement of this mention tag by the actual user name via a couple of select and compose actions. Have a look at his blog:

https://www.damobird365.com/microsoft-list-add-comment/

 



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Thank so much for finding this for me. Do you think you can continue to assist? I followed the directions and pasted step by step, but the flow does not like my inputs below. There a few good questions on that post that haven't been answered, so I'm hoping you can help me. Thank you in advanced. 

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