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txkimmers
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Populating Word Template and iterating Apply-to-each to generate multiple populated files

Hello:

I am using data from several SharePoint lists, filtering across the lists on a key column value, then taking the data and populating a Word template. For a single document, this is working perfectly. The problem I am having is while trying to create an Apply-to-each that will iterate through each record in the main list and create several documents (similar to mail merge).  When I follow the results of the sequential steps in the A-t-E, it is correct but when I view the inputs to the Word template, it appears to have re-structured the data into a different schema that it can't put into the Word template, then it generates multiple files that have nothing at all in them (they won't even open).  Here is a description of the flow.

1.The SharePoint lists:  

Functions (event functions, not programming functions) is the main list with a unique code for each record. The related data is across these lists:

Function Set Ups 

Function F&B

Function Audiovisual

2. The Word template contains multiple tables that are set with repeating rows to be filled with the SP data.  

3. The Flow (see pics) steps include array variables to hold the data.  Then:

  1.      Use a Get Items to retrieve the Functions list.
  2.      Start an A-t-E on the value of that Get Items with this sequence: Get matching Set Ups, get matching F&B, get matching AV.  Then still inside the outer/main A-t-E:
  3.       For each Get on the related lists, an inner A-t-E to append the array variables created for that data
  4.       Populate the Word template with each variable
  5.       Create file
  6.       Go to next record in the Functions list and start over.

It is iterating through the steps and creating multiple files. But the Word document is not getting populated correctly.  I have also included images of the outputs of the main A-t-E and the input to the word document. 

The sequential steps work correctly when I am reviewing the outputs, but the inputs to the Word document are the problem.  Rather than inputting the appended array variables for the currently filtered function values into the document and then moving on to the next function in the list, it's collecting all iterations for each array variable together.  So rather than a group of Word documents each populated with filtered data, it's trying to populate one document with everything, despite being in a sequential order in the A-t-E.

This seems like a quirk of the Word connector and is there any way around it?  

 

 

1st part of flow: array variables1st part of flow: array variables2nd part: Get Sets, then Outer Apply to Each2nd part: Get Sets, then Outer Apply to Each3rd: Inner A-t-E, then Populate, Create File (all inside Outer A-t-E)3rd: Inner A-t-E, then Populate, Create File (all inside Outer A-t-E)Example of filter for related listExample of filter for related listExample of Append to Array VarExample of Append to Array VarWord Doc structureWord Doc structureInputs to Word templateInputs to Word template

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