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Lookup column value coming as null when copy pasting the data on excel

Hello Everyone,

 

I am importing the excel data from the SharePoint library and Lookup Column value is coming as null in the Flow and the same null value firing to the SharePoint list.

 

This is only happening when doing the Copy paste and working file when manually entering the data on Excel.

 

Below are the Screenshots of null records.

 

Null_Record.PNG

 

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Hi @RGB5 ,

There is a default limit of 100 items for “Get Items” in microsoft flow currently.

 

You could refer to link below to change Microsoft Flow’s default limit of 100 items for “Get Items” and “Get Rows” actions:

https://sharepointlibrarian.com/2017/11/11/how-to-change-microsoft-flows-default-limit-of-100-items-...

 

Best Regards

Cheng Feng

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Hi @RGB5 ,

Could you please show some screenshots about the flow?
From the screenshots you provided, I can't find the cause of this problem.


However, excel has some limitations as a data source, which may be caused by this limitation:

For example:

if you use filter query for [List rows present in a table], the newly created rows cannot be displayed immediately under the filter conditions, which may lead to null values

vchengfenmsft_0-1672711521240.png

It is recommended to use [Filter array] action to filter excel

 

Best Regards

Cheng Feng

Hi @v-chengfen-msft ,

 

Thank you so much for the quick update. Please find the below screen shots of my flow

 

At first step GET Files specifying the source as Share point input library to pick up the file

 

At GET APM & GET TSR specifying the source of Lookup list 

Source.PNG

Using the Filter Array mapping the Lookup values

 

At Get Item step -checking the count if the records exist or not

Filter Array.PNG

 

Based on the Condition if record exist then create item else update item.

 

Condition.png

 

Please let me know if you need any addition screenshots of the flow.

 

Hi @v-chengfen-msft ,

 

Today i did some more debugging at my end and found that the Filter Array is holding top 100 records from the lookup list  and mapping those 100 records with the excel row.

 

If I select the records which is at 110th position in the lookup list  [Fileter array will not hold this record] and hence retruning the null.

 

Can you please suggest how to increase the size of filter array ?

Hi @RGB5 ,

There is a default limit of 100 items for “Get Items” in microsoft flow currently.

 

You could refer to link below to change Microsoft Flow’s default limit of 100 items for “Get Items” and “Get Rows” actions:

https://sharepointlibrarian.com/2017/11/11/how-to-change-microsoft-flows-default-limit-of-100-items-...

 

Best Regards

Cheng Feng

RGB5
Helper I
Helper I

@v-chengfen-msft  thank you so much for the help!! it is now working as expected.

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