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hnathan
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Separating Arrays without losing reference id's

I am working on a flow to pull all usable data out of Planner and use it to do more indepth reporting than can be done with the Planner Chart. I am doing it in phases right now. The goal is to end up with a csv file written to sharepoint for each data group. ie Plans in Group, Buckets in Plans, Tasks in Plans and Checklist in Tasks. I hope to use IDs to link all the files at some as of yet undetermined point.

 

Three of the four groups were pretty straight forward and I have created the csv's with custom columns. The Checklist group is proving to be more difficult than I expected.

 

I can pull the individual checklist data out and add to an array variable. When I do that, however, I lose the taskID number that the Checklist is related to. I have tried adding the taskID number and the checklist data but end up with backslashes throught the data making it unusable.

 

Here is my testing flow...

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Here is the output from the Get Task Details. I have highlighted the Task id that is lost when I pull the individual Checklist items.

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Any thoughts on how to approach pulling an array out of an array without losing the reference to parent Array? I'd like to add thetaskID as a column in the final csv.

 

Am I over-complicating what I'm trying to do? I'd prefer my result to be one clean csv ready to import into PowerBI but I am way out past my experience level right now. Hope this makes sense...

Thanks!

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abm
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Hi @hnathan 

 

This is what I did.

 

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Next I capture the Id you mentioned. Below step I got the checklist which is an array.

 

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If you want to iterate the checklist items array then add another Parse JSON step.

 

Thanks



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hnathan
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Thanks for the reply, ABM! I tried pasting the JSON into the Compose window but I get a "Fix invalid expression(s) for the input parameter(s) of operation 'Compose' " error. I have checked that I have a valid JSON online and copied the whole block. Any ideas on what it doesn't like?

hnathan
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@abm So, I was finally able to loop through the checklist items and create a mapping that links the taskID with the checkListID out of Planner. It takes forever though and will not be a good production process where I'll be dealing with 5 plans and more tasks. Trying your solution did not work as the raw output from the Get task details process errored out whenever I tried to paste it into the compose window like you did. Did you actually pull your test data from Planner or did you do a quick mockup? Something is not working correctly...I'll proceed this way for now but hope to improve on the process soon. Thanks!

 

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Hi @hnathan 

 

I did used a mock up data. If you could post a screenshot of your mapping I could see what's wrong. That compose mapping should work. You must be mapping the value outside your current loop or something. There might be property names duplicated under different tags or properties. So carefully use the mappings.



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hnathan
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Hey @abm!

That is exactly my problem. The numbers I am trying to map are on different levels of the array. I tried using the Get task details output to follow along with some array videos out there but it errored out when I tried to paste it into a variable, object or array didn't matter. Here is the output I'm working with...trying to map the value id to each checklist id.

 

 

{
    "statusCode": 200,
    "headers": {
        "Transfer-Encoding": "chunked",
        "Vary": "Accept-Encoding",
        "request-id": "f17a5757-fb2a-4ed5-9211-64aa06fb50b1",
        "client-request-id": "f17a5757-fb2a-4ed5-9211-64aa06fb50b1",
        "x-ms-ags-diagnostic": "{\"ServerInfo\":{\"DataCenter\":\"North Central US\",\"Slice\":\"SliceC\",\"Ring\":\"3\",\"ScaleUnit\":\"002\",\"RoleInstance\":\"AGSFE_IN_69\"}}",
        "OData-Version": "4.0",
        "Strict-Transport-Security": "max-age=31536000",
        "Timing-Allow-Origin": "*",
        "x-ms-apihub-cached-response": "true",
        "Cache-Control": "private",
        "Date": "Thu, 18 Feb 2021 23:30:10 GMT",
        "ETag": "W/\"JzEtVGFza0RldGFpbHMgQEBAQEBAQEBAQEBAQEBARCc=\"",
        "Content-Type": "application/json",
        "Content-Length": "5917"
    },
    "body": {
        "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#planner/tasks('UC9HCsVA5UmI82fbiQNpL2UAG_Ix')/details/$entity",
        "@odata.etag": "W/\"JzEtVGFza0RldGFpbHMgQEBAQEBAQEBAQEBAQEBARCc=\"",
        "description": "",
        "previewType": "noPreview",
        "id": "UC9HCsVA5UmI82fbiQNpL2UAG_Ix",
        "references": [],
        "checklist": [
            {
                "id": "16048",
                "value": {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
                    "isChecked": false,
                    "title": "quantities match shipping receipts",
                    "orderHint": "8585887835Kj",
                    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-02-15T01:39:27.834937Z",
                    "lastModifiedBy": {
                        "user": {
                            "displayName": null,
                            "id": "a4243c03-a3ae-4f26-9da2-aafcb775b092"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                "id": "39456",
                "value": {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
                    "isChecked": false,
                    "title": "Shipping costs",
                    "orderHint": "8585887835^2",
                    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-02-15T01:39:27.834937Z",
                    "lastModifiedBy": {
                        "user": {
                            "displayName": null,
                            "id": "a4243c03-a3ae-4f26-9da2-aafcb775b092"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                "id": "43237",
                "value": {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
                    "isChecked": false,
                    "title": "Admin charges (setup fees)",
                    "orderHint": "8585887835|g",
                    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-02-15T01:39:27.834937Z",
                    "lastModifiedBy": {
                        "user": {
                            "displayName": null,
                            "id": "a4243c03-a3ae-4f26-9da2-aafcb775b092"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                "id": "48010",
                "value": {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
                    "isChecked": false,
                    "title": "Inserting charges",
                    "orderHint": "8585887836Kk",
                    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-02-15T01:39:27.834937Z",
                    "lastModifiedBy": {
                        "user": {
                            "displayName": null,
                            "id": "a4243c03-a3ae-4f26-9da2-aafcb775b092"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                "id": "48061",
                "value": {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
                    "isChecked": false,
                    "title": "French fries",
                    "orderHint": "<~",
                    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-02-15T01:39:27.834937Z",
                    "lastModifiedBy": {
                        "user": {
                            "displayName": null,
                            "id": "a4243c03-a3ae-4f26-9da2-aafcb775b092"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                "id": "52179",
                "value": {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
                    "isChecked": false,
                    "title": "Invoice reviewed by sales",
                    "orderHint": "8585887835?7",
                    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-02-15T01:39:27.834937Z",
                    "lastModifiedBy": {
                        "user": {
                            "displayName": null,
                            "id": "a4243c03-a3ae-4f26-9da2-aafcb775b092"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                "id": "53144",
                "value": {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
                    "isChecked": false,
                    "title": "Stickers ",
                    "orderHint": "M4",
                    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-02-15T01:39:27.834937Z",
                    "lastModifiedBy": {
                        "user": {
                            "displayName": null,
                            "id": "a4243c03-a3ae-4f26-9da2-aafcb775b092"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                "id": "69856",
                "value": {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
                    "isChecked": false,
                    "title": "Metered Postage",
                    "orderHint": "8585887835qC",
                    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-02-15T01:39:27.834937Z",
                    "lastModifiedBy": {
                        "user": {
                            "displayName": null,
                            "id": "a4243c03-a3ae-4f26-9da2-aafcb775b092"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                "id": "70801",
                "value": {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
                    "isChecked": false,
                    "title": "Inserts",
                    "orderHint": "gW",
                    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-02-15T01:39:27.834937Z",
                    "lastModifiedBy": {
                        "user": {
                            "displayName": null,
                            "id": "a4243c03-a3ae-4f26-9da2-aafcb775b092"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                "id": "76309",
                "value": {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
                    "isChecked": false,
                    "title": "Invoice reviewed by team lead",
                    "orderHint": "8585887834}@",
                    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-02-15T01:39:27.834937Z",
                    "lastModifiedBy": {
                        "user": {
                            "displayName": null,
                            "id": "a4243c03-a3ae-4f26-9da2-aafcb775b092"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                "id": "94245",
                "value": {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
                    "isChecked": false,
                    "title": "Invoice sent to accounting",
                    "orderHint": "8585887834x3",
                    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-02-15T01:39:27.834937Z",
                    "lastModifiedBy": {
                        "user": {
                            "displayName": null,
                            "id": "a4243c03-a3ae-4f26-9da2-aafcb775b092"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                "id": "95206",
                "value": {
                    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
                    "isChecked": false,
                    "title": "Envelopes",
                    "orderHint": "y.",
                    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-02-15T01:39:27.834937Z",
                    "lastModifiedBy": {
                        "user": {
                            "displayName": null,
                            "id": "a4243c03-a3ae-4f26-9da2-aafcb775b092"
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        ]
    }
}

 

hnathan
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@abm...my earlier reply to you seems to have disappeared. 

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