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JoshAtBrotech
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List Rows Present in a Table > Filter Array > Create HTML Table - Filter Array String/Integer Errors

Good afternoon Power Automate Community,


Posting to try and resolve a rather puzzling issue I am having.

 

I have built a fairly simple Flow which looks like this:

 

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Essentially, the Flow, on a schedule, is set to:

 

  1. Email a staff member and advise them that, in two hours, a report is going to be automatically generated & sent to other team members with data from a specific excel sheet, with certain conditions (Working)
  2. Wait 2 hours, as mentioned above (Working)
  3. Retrieve data from the Excel sheet using the List Rows Present in a Table card; There are two conditions I am satisfying:
    • That the PurchaseOrderNumber field is equal to Pending
    • And that the ProbabilityPercentage field is equal to a value greater than 0

I achieve filtering out of rows that do not meet these conditions by setting up the List Rows Present in a Table card as below, in the advanced settings:

JoshAtBrotech_1-1605547741892.png

And then the Filter Array card is set up as:

JoshAtBrotech_2-1605547788901.png

The issue is, the Flow fails at this step, producing this error:

JoshAtBrotech_3-1605547833080.png

Now, I have checked the Spreadsheet table, and the column the Filter Array card is pointed at is, in-fact, set up as a Number field.

 

Interestingly, if I change the Filter Array card condition to "Not Equal to 0", the Flow will work, but the final email at the end will include rows that have a ProbabilityPercentage equal to 0, which obviously I do not want it to do:

JoshAtBrotech_4-1605548081816.png

 

Now, even more interestingly, if I change the Filter Array card condition to "Does not start with 0", the Filter Array card will failbut the error message reverses, saying that the field is set to Integer when it expected String:

JoshAtBrotech_5-1605548272938.png

 

What gives? Clearly I have something set up incorrectly.

 

Any direction the PowerAutomate community can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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tom_riha
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Hello @JoshAtBrotech ,

based on the error message, Power Automate asks you to convert the 'Probability/Percentage' field from 'string' to 'integer', otherwise it can't compare them. Try to put the item()?['ProbabilityPercentage'] in the expression inside int() expression. That should convert it into an integer. 

 

...int(item()?['ProbabilityPercentage'])...

To the second error message you posted, endswith() needs two strings as parameters. But the 2nd parameter (0, zero) is not a 'string', it's an integer. It's the same issue when you're using different data types in an expression.

 



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tom_riha
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Hello @JoshAtBrotech ,

based on the error message, Power Automate asks you to convert the 'Probability/Percentage' field from 'string' to 'integer', otherwise it can't compare them. Try to put the item()?['ProbabilityPercentage'] in the expression inside int() expression. That should convert it into an integer. 

 

...int(item()?['ProbabilityPercentage'])...

To the second error message you posted, endswith() needs two strings as parameters. But the 2nd parameter (0, zero) is not a 'string', it's an integer. It's the same issue when you're using different data types in an expression.

 



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krootz
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@JoshAtBrotech from the error, it seems that the data type of ProbabilityPercentage is a string and being compared to the integer 0. Instead of the dynamic content, use an expression to convert it float(item()?['ProbabilityPercentage']). If you have blank values involved, use the coalesce function to set it to 0 if it's null.

abm
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Hi @JoshAtBrotech 

 

Use the expression int() to convert Probability percentage field.

 

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The first tip you provided, putting the item expression inside the int expression when using the is not equal to 0 condition, worked like a charm. Thank you so much. You're a genius.

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