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bridgetwilson
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Parsing email body text

Hi there, new Flow user here!  I have set up a successful Flow to parse the body text of an email and then from there create a row in an Excel, however, I am noticing that there is inconsistency between how the data populates to the Excel table.  For example, sometimes an extra space is added at the front of the text element, or a single line of text appears in the Excel as multiple lines within one cell (sometimes wrapped, sometimes not), or the split occurs at the front of the data but not at the end of the data and so everything runs on and it makes it appear as though the parsing is not working, even though the flow and my expressions are correct.  Below is my code, I would appreciate any insight as to why this might be happening.  At first I suspected because i was in test mode and/or was not giving the flow enough time to work.  But I let it sit for a good 10 minutes and the result is still not 100%....the 2 underlined sections seem to be the culprits most of the time.  Help!

 

{
    "inputs": {
        "host": {
            "connection": {
                "name": "@parameters('$connections')['shared_excelonlinebusiness']['connectionId']"
            }
        },
        "method": "post",
        "body": {
            "Request Date": "@{first(skip(split(first(split(body('Html_to_text'),'Sales Initials')),'Request Date'),1))}",
            "Sales Initials": "@{first(skip(split(first(split(body('Html_to_text'),'Client Name or Customer Code')),'Sales Initials'),1))}",
            "Client Name or Customer Code": "@{first(skip(split(first(split(body('Html_to_text'),'Project Address')),'Client Name or Customer Code'),1))}",
            "Project Address": "@{first(skip(split(first(split(body('Html_to_text'),'Bill To If Different')),'Project Address'),1))}",
            "Bill To If Different": "@{first(skip(split(first(split(body('Html_to_text'),'Floors or Suite Numbers')),'Bill To If Different'),1))}",
            "Floors or Suite Numbers": "@{first(skip(split(first(split(body('Html_to_text'),'Project Size and Complexity')),'Floors or Suite Numbers'),1))}",
            "Project Size and Complexity": "@{first(skip(split(first(split(body('Html_to_text'),'Major Systems Line')),'Project Size and Complexity'),1))}",
            "Major Systems Line": "@{first(skip(split(first(split(body('Html_to_text'),'Due Date for Design')),'Major Systems Line'),1))}",
            "Due Date for Design": "@{first(skip(split(first(split(body('Html_to_text'),'Designer Assigned')),'Due Date for Design'),1))}",
            "Designer Assigned": "@{first(skip(split(first(split(body('Html_to_text'),'_')),'Designer Assigned'),1))}"
        },
        "path": "/codeless/v1.2/drives/@{encodeURIComponent('b!4GvXZb_9JkaawUdl3L1dfsVz_dNQC3tNhS635iDouJTqvha8iTCgRqSFWYIPETWu')}/items/@{encodeURIComponent('01EXCIRQFR4K3VYZXTYBGLKVW3NDZYGJCG')}/workbook/tables/@{encodeURIComponent('{9072CD82-AADE-4CF7-BB94-C76DC549B63C}')}/rows",
        "queries": {
            "source": "me"
        },
        "authentication": "@parameters('$authentication')"
    },
    "metadata": {
        "01EXCIRQFR4K3VYZXTYBGLKVW3NDZYGJCG": "/New Design Requests.xlsx",
        "flowSystemMetadata": {
            "swaggerOperationId": "AddRowV2"
        }
    }
}
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v-zhos-msft
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Hi @bridgetwilson ,

Could you please share a screenshot of your flow's configuration?

Could you please share some examples about the difference of the data in excel and the format you want?

I am afraid I need more details to test for you on my side.

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Zhongys

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

Sure thing, first image below is how the email comes in.  2nd image below is how the Excel ends up.

 

 

email body.JPGresulting Excel.JPG

Here is also an image of my flow configuration to go with the code I posted originally.

 

flow config.JPG

Any thoughts?

Hi,

 

I have got the same requirement. May i know, how the issue is fixed?

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