cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
simon66
Frequent Visitor

Power Automate Create HTML Table - rows staggered against colums?

I'm after some help - 

I have an array that I am converting to a HTML table:

simon66_1-1694151551862.png

The issue is that the values are staggered across the rows -instead of ending up with one row I end up with three rows:

simon66_0-1694151430971.png

Appreciate any advice on where I might be going wrong.

Thanks

Simon

 

Thanks

13 REPLIES 13
ManishSolanki
Super User
Super User

Hi Simon,

 

Pls share the output of array variable which is the input of "Create html table". The array should be like this:

[
{
"Program Name":"Prg1"
},
{
"Program Name":"Prg2"
},
{
"Program Name":"Prg3"
}
]

 

If this helps & solves your problem, please remember to give a 👍 and accept my solution as it will help others in the future.

 

Thanks

Thanks
Manish Solanki
View my blog
Linkedin

Hi Manish - 

Array looks like:

 

[
  {
    "Program Name": "Galambany"
  },
  {
    "Program Risk": "This event leads to that consequnce"
  },
  {
    "Program Issue": "Example issue number one"
  }
]
 
Thanks 
Simon
ManishSolanki
Super User
Super User

Hi Simon,

 

Pls modify the flow to get the values in the array variable in the following format:

[
{
"Program Name":"Galambany",
"Program Risk":"This event leads to that consequnce",
"Program Issue":"Example issue number one"
}
]

When you pass this array to "Create HTML table" you will get a row with multiple columns.

 

If this helps & solves your problem, please remember to give a 👍 and accept my solution as it will help others in the future.

 

Thanks

Thanks
Manish Solanki
View my blog
Linkedin

Thanks Manish - this problem is that there will be multiple risks and issues for each program - so my flow is looping over risks (and adding to the array) then looping over issues and adding to the array for each issue - putting it in the one bracket as per you solution results in the program name being repeated... any thoughts on this scenario?

Simon

 

Hi @simon66 

 

Could you pls share the screenshot(s) of the loops in edit mode? Let me have a look.

 

Thanks

Thanks
Manish Solanki
View my blog
Linkedin
simon66
Frequent Visitor

simon66_0-1694498736354.png

Thanks Manish - appreciate your help with this...

 

Hi @simon66 

 

Thanks for sharing the screenshots. I have prepared a sample flow for you that will help you in designing the required flow.

 

Here, I have set up one to many relationship (using lookup column) between Program Risk and Program Issue tables or entities.

1. Firstly, initialize an array variable 'ProgramIssues' that holds required objects:

ManishSolanki_0-1694506711152.png

 

2. Next, get the records from 'Program Risk' table using "List rows" action:

ManishSolanki_1-1694506775967.png

 

3. Now, iterate program risk records and using another "List rows" action get the issues for each risk. We will use filter rows parameter to filter out the required issues for a risk:

ManishSolanki_2-1694506948923.png

_crc76_programrisk_value eq '@{items('Apply_to_each')?['crc76_programriskid']}'

Pls use the logical name of the column in the above expression to compare with the unique identifier of parent row. The pattern should be like _<col logical name>_value:

ManishSolanki_4-1694507172077.png

 

4. Add another "Apply to each" action for iterating the issue records and collect all required fields in the array variable using "Append to variable" action:

ManishSolanki_5-1694507303577.png

 

5. Finally, pass the variable to "Create html table" action to get the desired table:

ManishSolanki_7-1694507441126.png

 

 

Output obtained after flow execution:

ManishSolanki_6-1694507421821.png

I hope this will give you some idea to modify your flow to get the desired output.

 

If this helps & solves your problem, please remember to give a 👍 and accept my solution as it will help others in the future.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

Thanks
Manish Solanki
View my blog
Linkedin
Chriddle
Super User
Super User

You can solve that with without any loops by using xPath:

 

Chriddle_1-1694514400645.png

 

To make things easier for me, I skip the Get items and save the data in 2 Compose actions:

Risks:

 

Spoiler
[
  {
    "Name": "PN0",
    "Issue": "PR0"
  },
  {
    "Name": "PN1",
    "Issue": "PR1"
  },
  {
    "Name": "PN1",
    "Issue": "PR10"
  },
  {
    "Name": "PN1",
    "Issue": "PR11"
  },
  {
    "Name": "PN2",
    "Issue": "PR2"
  },
  {
    "Name": "PN3",
    "Issue": "PI3"
  }
]

Issues:

 

 

Spoiler
[
	{
		"Name": "PN0",
		"Issue": "PI0"
	},
	{
		"Name": "PN1",
		"Issue": "PI1"
	},
	{
		"Name": "PN2",
		"Issue": "PI2"
	},
	{
		"Name": "PN3",
		"Issue": "PI3"
	},
	{
		"Name": "PN3",
		"Issue": "PI30"
	},
	{
		"Name": "PN4",
		"Issue": "PI4"
	}
]

 

The Select action takes all names from Risks and Issues

union(
	xpath(
		xml(json(concat('{"root":{"name":',outputs('Risks'),'}}'))),
		'//Name/text()'
	),
	xpath(
		xml(json(concat('{"root":{"name":',outputs('Issues'),'}}'))),
		'//Name/text()'
	)
)

and maps this as following:

Name:

item()

Risks:

join(
	xpath(
		xml(json(concat('{"root":{"name":',outputs('Risks'),'}}'))),
		concat('//name[Name="', item(), '"]/Issue/text()')
	),
	decodeUriComponent('%0A')
)

Issues:

join(
	xpath(
		xml(json(concat('{"root":{"name":',outputs('Issues'),'}}'))),
		concat('//name[Name="', item(), '"]/Issue/text()')
	),
	decodeUriComponent('%0A')
)

Since there are multiple risks and issues per name, they are joined with a line break.

 

The Create HTML table simply takes the body of the Select:

@{body('Select')}

 

The final table looks a bit awkward, but you can fix this with some styles (but this is another topic 😉)

Chriddle_0-1694514241197.png

 

Thanks for the input - when I try to use:

 

{
item(),
union(
xpath(
xml(json(concat('{"root":{"name":',outputs('Risks'),'}}'))),
'//Name/text()'
),
xpath(
xml(json(concat('{"root":{"name":',outputs('Risk'),'}}'))),
'//Name/text()'
)
),
join(
xpath(
xml(json(concat('{"root":{"name":',outputs('Issues'),'}}'))),
concat('//name[Name="', item(), '"]/Issue/text()')
),
decodeUriComponent('%0A')
)
}

 

I am getting an invalid json error - appreciate any advice on where I might be going wrong with this approach.

 

Cheers, 

 

Simon

 

You must not use a single JSON. Each code block in my proposal is a seperated expression.

Pls check the screenshot where to place them.

Thanks - next hurdle - my union statement is:

union(
xpath(
xml(json(concat('{"root":{"name":',outputs('Risks'),'}}'))),
'//Name/text()'
),
xpath(
xml(json(concat('{"root":{"name":',outputs('Issues'),'}}'))),
'//Name/text()'
),
xpath(
xml(json(concat('{"root":{"name":',outputs('Decisions'),'}}'))),
'//Name/text()'
)
)

and I'm getting "Correct to include a valid reference to 'Risks' for the input parameter(s) of action 'Select'."

apologies for the basic questions - but what am I missing here?

 

Chriddle
Super User
Super User

In my flow outputs('Risks') is trhe Compose action that stores the risk data.

The error message states, that you don't have that.

I assume that your data is collected through other actions.

Therefore, it would be easier if you add a screenshot of your flow.

 

Also, you've already expanded my flow (with outputs("Decisions")) without perhaps fully understanding what it does.

Maybe it's easier to get my flow working first and improve it afterwards.

arindam40
Helper III
Helper III

Hi Team,

I have the exact same issue like Simon66.

My Flow is based on a Group based licensing, where it takes Excel input & add or remove users from an Office 365 group, to provide license, filtering out, with conditions that user might already exist or removed or user could be in disabled state or does not exists. All together I have 6 Array variables, which captures user names at different conditions and appending these arrays after each loop. My logic works great & I am able to produce the data that I need. Problem starts from here.

I have joined all these Array variables using union(...) function & also created a filter array with condition where the dynamic columns of the Array does not contain conditioning.

From here, if I use the same output for an HTML table, I get same data like Simon66. 

Data is all good, capturing the right values, but does not start from row one of each column. As if its waiting for the first column to finish writing data & then moves to the next column, starting from same row. I am attaching the screenshots. Any help or suggestions will be great.

 

Thanks

Arindam

 

Variables1.JPG

compose.JPG

filter.JPG

table.JPG

tab2 (1).JPG

Helpful resources

Announcements

Updates to Transitions in the Power Platform Communities

We're embarking on a journey to enhance your experience by transitioning to a new community platform. Our team has been diligently working to create a fresh community site, leveraging the very Dynamics 365 and Power Platform tools our community advocates for.  We started this journey with transitioning Copilot Studio forums and blogs in June. The move marks the beginning of a new chapter, and we're eager for you to be a part of it. The rest of the Power Platform product sites will be moving over this summer.   Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the launch. We can't wait to welcome you to our new community space, designed with you in mind. Let's connect, learn, and grow together.   Here's to new beginnings and endless possibilities!   If you have any questions, observations or concerns throughout this process please go to https://aka.ms/PPCommSupport.   To stay up to date on the latest details of this migration and other important Community updates subscribe to our News and Announcements forums: Copilot Studio, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Pages

Your Moment to Shine: 2024 PPCC’s Got Power Awards Show

For the third year, we invite you, our talented community members, to participate in the grand 2024 Power Platform Community Conference's Got Power Awards. This event is your opportunity to showcase solutions that make a significant business impact, highlight extensive use of Power Platform products, demonstrate good governance, or tell an inspirational story. Share your success stories, inspire your peers, and show off some hidden talents.  This is your time to shine and bring your creations into the spotlight!  Make your mark, inspire others and leave a lasting impression. Sign up today for a chance to showcase your solution and win the coveted 2024 PPCC’s Got Power Award. This year we have three categories for you to participate in: Technical Solution Demo, Storytelling, and Hidden Talent.      The Technical solution demo category showcases your applications, automated workflows, copilot agentic experiences, web pages, AI capabilities, dashboards, and/or more. We want to see your most impactful Power Platform solutions!  The Storytelling category is where you can share your inspiring story, and the Hidden Talent category is where your talents (such as singing, dancing, jump roping, etc.) can shine! Submission Details:  Fill out the submission form https://aka.ms/PPCCGotPowerSignup by the end of July with details and a 2–5-minute video showcasing your Solution impact. (Please let us know you're coming to PPCC, too!)After review by a panel of Microsoft judges, the top storytellers will be invited to present a virtual demo presentation to the judges during early August. You’ll be notified soon after if you have been selected as a finalist to share your story live at PPCC’s Got Power!  The live show will feature the solution demos and storytelling talents of the top contestants, winner announcements, and the opportunity to network with your community.  It's not just a showcase for technical talent and storytelling showmanship, show it's a golden opportunity to make connections and celebrate our Community together! Let's make this a memorable event! See you there!   Mark your calendars! Date and Time: Thursday, Sept 19th Location: PPCC24 at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV 

Update! June 13th, Community Ambassador Call for User Group Leaders and Super Users

Calling all Super Users & User Group Leaders   UPDATE:  We just wrapped up June's Community Ambassador monthly calls for Super Users and User Group Leaders. We had a fantastic call with lots of engagement. We are excited to share some highlights with you!    Big THANK YOU to our special guest Thomas Verhasselt, from the Copilot Studio Product Team for sharing how to use Power Platform Templates to achieve next generation growth.     A few key takeaways: Copilot Studio Cookbook Challenge:  Week 1 results are posted, Keep up the great work!Summer of Solutions:  Starting on Monday, June 17th. Just by providing solutions in the community, you can be entered to win tickets to Power Platform Community Conference.Super User Season 2: Coming SoonAll communities moving to the new platform end of July We also honored two different community members during the call, Mohamed Amine Mahmoudi and Markus Franz! We are thankful for both leaders' contributions and engagement with their respective communities. 🎉   Be sure to mark your calendars and register for the meeting on July 11th and stay up to date on all of the changes that are coming. Check out the Super User Forum boards for details.   We're excited to connect with you and continue building a stronger community together.   See you at the call!

Copilot Cookbook Challenge | Week 2 Results | Win Tickets to the Power Platform Conference

We are excited to announce the "The Copilot Cookbook Community Challenge is a great way to showcase your creativity and connect with others. Plus, you could win tickets to the Power Platform Community Conference in Las Vegas in September 2024 as an amazing bonus.   Two ways to enter: 1. Copilot Studio Cookbook Gallery:  https://aka.ms/CS_Copilot_Cookbook_Challenge 2. Power Apps Copilot Cookbook Gallery: https://aka.ms/PA_Copilot_Cookbook_Challenge   There will be 5 chances to qualify for the final drawing: Early Bird Entries: March 1 - June 2Week 1: June 3 - June 9Week 2: June 10 - June 16Week 3: June 17 - June 23Week 4: June 24 - June 30     At the end of each week, we will draw 5 random names from every user who has posted a qualifying Copilot Studio template, sample or demo in the Copilot Studio Cookbook or a qualifying Power Apps Copilot sample or demo in the Power Apps Copilot Cookbook. Users who are not drawn in a given week will be added to the pool for the next week. Users can qualify more than once, but no more than once per week. Four winners will be drawn at random from the total qualifying entrants. If a winner declines, we will draw again at random for the next winner.  A user will only be able to win once. If they are drawn multiple times, another user will be drawn at random. Prizes:  One Pass to the Power Platform Conference in Las Vegas, Sep. 18-20, 2024 ($1800 value, does not include travel, lodging, or any other expenses) Winners are also eligible to do a 10-minute presentation of their demo or solution in a community solutions showcase at the event. To qualify for the drawing, templates, samples or demos must be related to Copilot Studio or a Copilot feature of Power Apps, Power Automate, or Power Pages, and must demonstrate or solve a complete unique and useful business or technical problem. Power Automate and Power Pagers posts should be added to the Power Apps Cookbook. Final determination of qualifying entries is at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Weekly updates and the Final random winners will be posted in the News & Announcements section in the communities on July 29th, 2024. Did you submit entries early?  Early Bird Entries March 1 - June 2:  If you posted something in the "early bird" time frame complete this form: https://aka.ms/Copilot_Challenge_EarlyBirds if you would like to be entered in the challenge.   Week 1 Results:  Congratulations to the Week 1 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Copilot Cookbook Gallery:Power Apps Cookbook Gallery:1.  @Mathieu_Paris 1.   @SpongYe 2.  @Dhanush 2.   @Deenuji 3.  n/a3.   @Nived_Nambiar  4.  n/a4.   @ManishSolanki 5.  n/a5.    n/a   Week 2 Results:  Congratulations to the Week 2 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Copilot Cookbook Gallery:Power Apps Cookbook Gallery:1. Kasun_Pathirana1. ManishSolanki2. cloudatica2. madlad3. n/a3. SpongYe4. n/a4. n/a5. n/a5. n/a

Win free tickets to the Power Platform Conference | Summer of Solutions

We are excited to announce the Summer of Solutions Challenge!    This challenge is kicking off on Monday, June 17th and will run for (4) weeks.  The challenge is open to all Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio & Power Pages) community members. We invite you to participate in a quest to provide solutions to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities.    Entry Period: This Challenge will consist of four weekly Entry Periods as follows (each an “Entry Period”)   - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 17, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 23, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 24, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 1, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 7, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 8, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 14, 2024   Entries will be eligible for the Entry Period in which they are received and will not carryover to subsequent weekly entry periods.  You must enter into each weekly Entry Period separately.   How to Enter: We invite you to participate in a quest to provide "Accepted Solutions" to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities. Users must provide a solution which can be an “Accepted Solution” in the Forums in all of the communities and there are no limits to the number of “Accepted Solutions” that a member can provide for entries in this challenge, but each entry must be substantially unique and different.    Winner Selection and Prizes: At the end of each week, we will list the top ten (10) Community users which will consist of: 5 Community Members & 5 Super Users and they will advance to the final drawing. We will post each week in the News & Announcements the top 10 Solution providers.  At the end of the challenge, we will add all of the top 10 weekly names and enter them into a random drawing.  Then we will randomly select ten (10) winners (5 Community Members & 5 Super Users) from among all eligible entrants received across all weekly Entry Periods to receive the prize listed below. If a winner declines, we will draw again at random for the next winner.  A user will only be able to win once overall. If they are drawn multiple times, another user will be drawn at random.  Individuals will be contacted before the announcement with the opportunity to claim or deny the prize.  Once all of the winners have been notified, we will post in the News & Announcements of each community with the list of winners.   Each winner will receive one (1) Pass to the Power Platform Conference in Las Vegas, Sep. 18-20, 2024 ($1800 value). NOTE: Prize is for conference attendance only and any other costs such as airfare, lodging, transportation, and food are the sole responsibility of the winner. Tickets are not transferable to any other party or to next year’s event.   ** PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED RULES for this CHALLENGE**

Celebrating the June Super User of the Month: Markus Franz

Markus Franz is a phenomenal contributor to the Power Apps Community. Super Users like Markus inspire others through their example, encouragement, and active participation.    The Why: "I do this to help others achieve what they are trying to do. As a total beginner back then without IT background I know how overwhelming things can be, so I decided to jump in and help others. I also do this to keep progressing and learning myself." Thank you, Markus Franz, for your outstanding work! Keep inspiring others and making a difference in the community! 🎉  Keep up the fantastic work! 👏👏 Markus Franz | LinkedIn  Power Apps: mmbr1606  

Users online (3,147)