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Sifu
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How to check if account still exist in company

Sometimes an operation can run into an error if user is not enabled or is already removed from AD.

If enabled/disabled you can check easy with Get User Profile, but if not existing it returns an error.

For now i check if profile is enabled, if it runs into an error a "set variable" will set the var. to true...  and the condition runs whether its a success (set var) or its skipped... but i dont like this approach, it might run if it failed somewhere higher up... any recommendations?

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hantsjoel
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What value are passing into the Get User Profile action. Is it a unique value, such as an email address or User Principle Name? If so, what I usually do is instead use the Search for users (V2) action:

 

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Pass the unique value into the Search for users action. Then use a condition to check if the Search for users action found a user. The condition will be length(outputs('Search_for_users_(V2)')?['body/value']) is greater than 0.

 

Place your subsequent actions in the Yes branch, so that they run only when a user is found. If a user was found, the array will only contain one user as your search parameter was unique. You can use the first() function on the outputs of the Search for users action to get the values for that user. e.g. to get the email address of that user use

first(outputs('Search_for_users_(V2)')?['body/value'])?['mail'].
 
This method will not fail. If no user is found, it does not meet the condition and the flow continues down the No branch.
 
Hope that helps, let me know if you have any questions.
 
Joel

 

 

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hantsjoel
Helper II
Helper II

What value are passing into the Get User Profile action. Is it a unique value, such as an email address or User Principle Name? If so, what I usually do is instead use the Search for users (V2) action:

 

hantsjoel_0-1712221249066.png

 

Pass the unique value into the Search for users action. Then use a condition to check if the Search for users action found a user. The condition will be length(outputs('Search_for_users_(V2)')?['body/value']) is greater than 0.

 

Place your subsequent actions in the Yes branch, so that they run only when a user is found. If a user was found, the array will only contain one user as your search parameter was unique. You can use the first() function on the outputs of the Search for users action to get the values for that user. e.g. to get the email address of that user use

first(outputs('Search_for_users_(V2)')?['body/value'])?['mail'].
 
This method will not fail. If no user is found, it does not meet the condition and the flow continues down the No branch.
 
Hope that helps, let me know if you have any questions.
 
Joel

 

 

Sifiak
Regular Visitor

this is nice!, the first(... is probably obsolete, UPN will work as email or chat or channel no need to go there, yet i still need to check if enabled... i see that user might be found but is disabled so if not zero... thx!

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