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Kudo Kingpin

Results from a form - multiple answers - format in SP list - additional characters

I am working on a Flow that takes Forms responses and feeds them into a SP list. I am having an issue with multiple choice questions where in the SP list these responses have additional ["characters"] around the responses. How do I remove these characters?  


I've done some research and looks like I need to apply a replace(... expression somewhere but can't get this to work and I am not familiar with expressions at all. 


So do I let the flow post the response with additional characters and then apply an update step with some replace( formula to remove or can this be applied when the item is created in the SP list using dynamic content response in the formula?


Please help. 


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Dual Super User II
Dual Super User II

Hi @Basic_User007 


use expressions





Reza Dorrani


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Community Support
Community Support


Hi @Basic_User007 ,


Please refer to this similar thread and see if it helps:



Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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I added this into the Flow but the formula is now returning as part of the response posted in the SP list? 

Managed to get this working with the solution posted in this article -

Regular Visitor

I had my colum choices colour coded in SharePoint. I found that adding a '#' before each additional item and replacing commas with a semicolon preserved column formatting (e.g. First;#Second;#Third) .



replace(replace(replace(body('Get_response_details')?['r676aaefb8a4b4a6c81675db2517d6e1d'],'","',';#'), '["',''), '"]','')



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