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chinda
Helper III
Helper III

Need Help: Extracting SharePoint multi-select choice field text values

Hello,

 

Currently creating a flow on Power Automate to send an email to the submitter of a Power Apps form when it has been completed. As you can see below, the flow is triggered by the newly created item in SharePoint submission:

FlowStructure1.png

However, the automation returns a messy list for the Industry Segments output, which is a Multi-Select Choice drop down. Please see the flow and output below for context: 

EmailFormat.png

MultiSelect.png

SharePoint Multi Select Choice Output Outlook.png

What do I need to do to fix my flow? Please let me know

 

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Andrew_J
Helper V
Helper V

@chinda 

 

I had the same thing this week look at the post I posted on Arrays & Strings, I resolved it within an hour of the response and now have  working flow.

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Array-amp-Stings/m-p/1875939#M20648

 

I am no expert so I hope the above maybe of use.

 

Andrew

 

grantjenkins
Super User
Super User

In your case, since each choice is returned as an object you will need to access the Value property to just get the value.

 

In my example I have a Choice field called Options set to Allow multiple selections, with values Choice 1, Choice 2, or Choice 3.

grantjenkins_2-1668560443020.png

 

My full flow for this example is below. I'll go into each of the actions.

grantjenkins_3-1668560840676.png

 

When an item is created is the same as yours.

grantjenkins_4-1668560867347.png

 

Select will use my Options field for the From and Options Value for the Map.

grantjenkins_5-1668561089252.png

 

You would pass the following fields into the Select in your instance:

From: Select industry segment(s) that this product or asset is targeted for

Map: Select industry segment(s) that this product or asset is targeted for Value

 

 

Next, we have a Join that will join each of your Choice Values (from the Select) with a break <br>. That will move each choice onto a new line in your email.

grantjenkins_6-1668561338325.png

 

Finally, we can send the email showing the choices.

grantjenkins_7-1668561387778.png

 

The email output would be something like the following:

grantjenkins_8-1668561425785.png

 

 


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