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Prevent Flow from adding a Double Quote before and after a Object

I'm really struggling with a custom connection for Flow I've created due to the "object" type required by a customer.  I validated their swagger file.

 

Below is the particular "object" type in question:

"customFields": {
   "type": "object",
       "additionalProperties": {
          "type": "object"
}

 

 

If I send in the PUT the following:  customFields: { "22570" : "TEST"}

 

Then Flow adds double quotes before and after my brackets like so: customFields: "{ "22570" : "TEST"}"

 

Anyone have any thoughts on how I can get Flow to stop adding the double quotes?

 

Thanks in advance for any help someone can give me.

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Re: Prevent Flow from adding a Double Quote before and after a Object

Hi @JohnC525,

 

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

Do you want to send in the PUT as an object ({ "22570" : "TEST"}) rather than a string ("{ "22570" : "TEST"}")?

 

If you want to send in the PUT as an object rather than a string, I think the Variables-> "Initialize variable" action could achieve your needs. You could consider take a try to Initialize an Object variable within your flow to store your input value.

 

I have made a test on my side and please take a try with the following workaround:

  • Add a proper trigger, here I use Flow Button trigger.
  • Add a Variables-> "Initialize variable" action, Name set to CustomFields, Type set to Object and Value set to following formula:
{
  "22570": "TEST"
}
  • Add a Compose action, Inputs set to following formula:
variables('CustomFields')

 

On your side, type the following formula to reference the Object variable value that you initialized within above step:

variables('VariableName')

Image reference:11.JPG

The flow works successfully as below:12.JPG

 

 

More details about using expressions within flow actions, please check the following article:

Use expressions in flow actions

 

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Re: Prevent Flow from adding a Double Quote before and after a Object

Hi @JohnC525,

 

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

Do you want to send in the PUT as an object ({ "22570" : "TEST"}) rather than a string ("{ "22570" : "TEST"}")?

 

If you want to send in the PUT as an object rather than a string, I think the Variables-> "Initialize variable" action could achieve your needs. You could consider take a try to Initialize an Object variable within your flow to store your input value.

 

I have made a test on my side and please take a try with the following workaround:

  • Add a proper trigger, here I use Flow Button trigger.
  • Add a Variables-> "Initialize variable" action, Name set to CustomFields, Type set to Object and Value set to following formula:
{
  "22570": "TEST"
}
  • Add a Compose action, Inputs set to following formula:
variables('CustomFields')

 

On your side, type the following formula to reference the Object variable value that you initialized within above step:

variables('VariableName')

Image reference:11.JPG

The flow works successfully as below:12.JPG

 

 

More details about using expressions within flow actions, please check the following article:

Use expressions in flow actions

 

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

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Re: Prevent Flow from adding a Double Quote before and after a Object

Kris, to answer this question:  "Do you want to send in the PUT as an object ({ "22570" : "TEST"}) rather than a string ("{ "22570" : "TEST"}")?"

 

My answer is Yes.  That is what I am trying to do.  I'm scheduled to work no this tomorow (4/4/18) so I will try out what you described and see if it will work for me.

 

Thanks,

 

John.

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Re: Prevent Flow from adding a Double Quote before and after a Object

Kris, Your solution worked perfectly.  Many Thanks!!!

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Re: Prevent Flow from adding a Double Quote before and after a Object

This was very helpful, thanks.

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