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zerou
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Send email V2 string error

Hi,

 

Having problems with a flow and don't know why:

 

The 'inputs.parameters' of workflow operation 'New_Lead_Email_-_Day_1_(RH)' of type 'OpenApiConnection' is not valid. Error details: Input parameter 'emailMessage/To' is required to be of type 'String/email'. The runtime value '" madeupusername@gmail.com\n"' to be converted doesn't have the expected format 'string/email'.

 

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edgonzales
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@zerou 

No worries at all, I can go into more detail:

 

  • Just after your trigger, add a step to "Initialize a variable", call it varNewLine, the type would be string, and then put your cursor in the Value box and just hit enter.  (this stores a 'carriage return' in the variable).
  • Then in your first compose, get rid of the dynamic value that's there (we'll put it back, don't worry) and then click in the field to get the little window to pop up that lets you add values.
  • Switch over to the Expression side and type "Replace(" (without the quotes) and then click on Dynamic Value in the same little window, and select the same email field you had in there before.  Then go back to your expression and type ", " and then get the output from your variable in the same manner.
  • Then go back to your expression and finish it off with ", '; ' )"     (again without the double quotes, but you'll need the single quotes in there).

This expression basically says "Look at the email address, and anywhere you find a carriage return, replace it with a semi-colon and a space.

 

Then you can use the output of that compose in the "to" field of your email.

 

Keep us posted.

-Ed

 

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edgonzales
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@zerou 

It looks like it's picking up some extra characters from the datasource.  There is a "\n" at the end of your email address which is probably making it freak out a little.  Check out this article and see if that helps:

How to replace new line (‘\n’) in a Power Automate expression

 

Keep us posted.

-Ed

 

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Hello Ed,

I'm still very new to all this, so I'm not exactly sure what to do after reading that article. Am I supposed to change the compose 2 step?

edgonzales
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@zerou 

No worries at all, I can go into more detail:

 

  • Just after your trigger, add a step to "Initialize a variable", call it varNewLine, the type would be string, and then put your cursor in the Value box and just hit enter.  (this stores a 'carriage return' in the variable).
  • Then in your first compose, get rid of the dynamic value that's there (we'll put it back, don't worry) and then click in the field to get the little window to pop up that lets you add values.
  • Switch over to the Expression side and type "Replace(" (without the quotes) and then click on Dynamic Value in the same little window, and select the same email field you had in there before.  Then go back to your expression and type ", " and then get the output from your variable in the same manner.
  • Then go back to your expression and finish it off with ", '; ' )"     (again without the double quotes, but you'll need the single quotes in there).

This expression basically says "Look at the email address, and anywhere you find a carriage return, replace it with a semi-colon and a space.

 

Then you can use the output of that compose in the "to" field of your email.

 

Keep us posted.

-Ed

 

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Hello again,

I replaced the current function for the expression with //replace(outputs('Compose'),decodeUriComponent('%0A'),';')//

This seemed to fix the issue and I was able to resubmit all the new flows without the email/string error.

Thank you very much edgonzales! You're a life saver!

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