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Remove user from SharePoint Group using REST

Hi Huys,


I'm currently building two flows linked to a PowerApp that manages Sharepoint Groups memberships on a single site collection.

So i've got one flow to add users to sharepoint groups, it works fine.

I also have one other flow that deletes users from SharePoint and it's driving me crazy.


I made a copy paste of the action to add user to the group and modified the URI section to add "RemoveByLoginName"





And it's not working, i have this error :






The parameter 'LoginName' in the request payload is not a valid parameter for the function import 'RemoveByLoginName'






So i tried to put the "Body" (Corps) section directly in the URI section











Not working either and it's giving me this error





"The expression \"web/sitegroups('355')/users/RemoveByLoginName(\"i:0\" is not valid.






So i made another shot and tried to just put the UPN like that 











And nope, doesn't work, i have this error 





The user does not exist or is not unique.






Anyone has a clue about what's wrong ?





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Helper I
Helper I

Ok nevermind,


Finally i'm using REST to get the SharePoint ID of the user using his UPN / email, and i've replaced the RemoveByLoginName by RemoveByID and it's working as expected.


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Helper I
Helper I

Ok nevermind,


Finally i'm using REST to get the SharePoint ID of the user using his UPN / email, and i've replaced the RemoveByLoginName by RemoveByID and it's working as expected.


Can you please help me in writing the REST API to get the sharepoint user id ? Because I am facing similar issue. I am trying to delete a user from sharepoint group. When I use RemoveById I am getting the error:cannot convert a primitive value to the expected type 'edm.int32'.



Could you post a screenshot of your final REST settings that worked? Thanks!


Hi @kokoloco , can u help me?


Im trying to remove some user from a SharepointGroup (Visitors, Id 70).


I tried follow your steps, but..  i cant know:


What is: xGroupPermiss...?

What is: xUserID?


When i add some user, i used this uri:



As you can see, i didnt put nothing after sitegroups, but you did. What is this xGroupPermiss, the Id of the group or of the site? If is the site, where should i write the if of the group.


And about the xUserID is just the email : "" or should i write another thinks?


I tryed this, but didnt works:




Not applicable

The solution is to url-encode the claim (the whole string starting with 'i:0#.f|...').


instead of 


you need to put the claim inside a encodeUriComponent() expression, so that it looks like this:




See also here


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