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Helper III

Query multi choice SPO field to send email

I have a workflow that gets triggered on creation of a item on a SPO list. This list has a multi-choice field called "Required Event Support".  You ahve the option of selecting multiple entries. 


I need to be able to use PowerAutomate to send an email to the submitter, in a section of this email I need to add specific text based on what was selected in the "Required Event Support".  If it was say option a and option d, the email notification will be appended with special notes for options A and D.


I've managed to parse the data out using "Append to Array" and the "Select" functions


Choices produces 

  "No support required",
  "Gift A",

And the "Select" output is 

    "Value": "No support required"
    "Value": "E-B"
    "Value": "Gift A"
    "Value": "Socials"

I've tried a IF + Contains formula to trigger an initialization of the variable with the specific text

similar to this if(contains(body('Select'),'E-B'),Yes,No), but this is not returning results.


I need to have PowerAutomate look through the above array and see that E-B was selected and then initialize the variable 

Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Hi @kilaj1,


After the Select you could use a Filter Array action and check if the outputs is empty of that filter array action. If that is the case it has not found a match.


Below is an example.


After that Filter Array you could use an expression like below to check if empty.

if(empty(body('Filter_array')), 'Yes','No')



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