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How to Optimize Filter Array, Parse JSON, Select Data operations

Hello All,


Need some of your advice on how can I optimized the flow I've created. 


So basically, I have an SQL get rows statement and then I need to filter the results based on fixed values. The values are from 1.1 to 1.15 and 2.1 to 2.15 respectively. What I did is to filter manually the result just like the image below which is a little bit laborious.


Then i need to Parse JSON the results of the Filter Array which again is repetitive.


Next is to have a select data operation for each individual items.



The output from the select data operations is all I'm after. 

The current flow works well but it's too long. All I wanted to do is to shorten the steps if it is possible since it looks like a repeating pattern. 


I will appreciate any advice you can give. 😀


Thank you,



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Do you actually want the separate datasets from 1.1 to 1.15 and 2.1 to 2.15 or are you happy to have them all of them in one filter action?

Thanks for looking into this @Paulie78 . I actually need the separate datasets which I later use to populate a table in the word template with different sections. 1.1 up to 1.15 and 2.1 up to 2.15 are the different sections.


Thank you 🙂

Hi @jsdom 


I’ve made a test and have run the flow successfully.

In my test, I used sharepoint list as an example. Though the connector is different from yours, the logic is the same.


The following flow is for your reference:


The expression used in ‘Filter array’ is:

@and(greaterOrEquals(float(item()?['OData__x0053_eq2']), float('1.1')),lessOrEquals(float(item()?['OData__x0053_eq2']), float('1.15')))


The 'OData__x0053_eq2' is my column field name though the column display name is ‘Seq2’.

You can find the column field name in the URL of the column:



The expression is meant to get the rows whose ‘Seq2’ is greater than or equal to 1.1 and less than or equal to 1.15.


The same logic applies to the number between 2.1 and 2.15. You just need to change the 1.1 into 2.1 and 1.15 into 2.15 in the expression.


If you still have the problem, please feel free to let me know.


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Kira Xie
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@v-yiwenxie-msft Kira Xie,


Apologies if I was not able to explain clearly my problem but I feel like I'm closer to solving it. 

I am able to shorten the flow by initializing my array ["1.1", "1.2", "1.3"] ... so on. And then by using Apply to each I am able to filter the results using the array that I initialized. Everything works well up to the select data operations.


Now the question is, How can I pass the Outputs  of the  "Select Data" operations to the word template as shown below?

In the example below, the results are 1.1 and 1.2.




Thank you and regards,





Hi @jsdom 


Do you mean you want to input the array item '1.1' into the content control '1265266624' and '1.2' into '1595899114'? If yes, I've made a test on my own and have run the flow successfully.


If I've misunderstood, please feel free to let me know.


The following flow is for your reference:


I use an expression in 'Compose' to get the value of the property for the first item in an array.


The outputs of 'Select' is:



And the expression used in 'Compose' is:

body('Select')[0]['select result']
[0] is used to get the first item in an array, [1] is used to get the second item in an array, and so on.
'Select result' is the property name, and the value for this property in the first item in this array is '1.1'.

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Kira Xie
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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