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SkiDK
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SharePoint Site Columns "The required field \"Customer Country\" data type is not supported"

Hi all,

Currently I am 'transforming' old SharePoint Work Flows into Power Automate flows. But now I've come against a problem.

The SharePoint list to which I'm trying to add a Power Automate flow is rather a big one of structure and uses a lot of lookups and Site Columns. I suspect the problem is with the latter ones.

I created 'When an item is created or modified' on the SharePoint list:

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Now when I created or modified an item, nothing much happened until I came across next warnings:

  • In my runs:

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  • When I click on 'Fix the trigger' I get next

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And the full error:

 

{
  "status": 400,
  "message": "The required field \"Customer Country\" data type is not supported\r\nclientRequestId: 62d3903e-42a4-430d-9c7f-dad8b9f14ef3\r\nserviceRequestId: 62d3903e-42a4-430d-9c7f-dad8b9f14ef3"
}

 

 

Someone knows what's going on here? Could it be because the SharePoint list uses Site Columns and does not work with the connector? Or because of lookups that cannot pass through data into the flow?

 

Help is much appreciated! Thanks.

Ski

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Pstork1
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Using Site Columns is not a problem.  Standard Lookup columns shouldn't be an issue either unless you have too many (more than about 7).  Is the Customer Country column a field that is associated with a Lookup?  Looking at the output it looks like its pulled in based on a Lookup and is therefore ReadOnly.  I think the error may occur because you are trying to edit the value.



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ScottShearer
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@SkiDK 

Here is a link to another post that supports and expands on what  @Pstork1 has mentioned.

 

 

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SkiDK
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Issue got resolved by (indeed) removing a few lookup columns. Changed them to text fields. Although it's not the cleanest fix, it was the cause of the problem.

 

Thanks @Pstork1 , @ScottShearer 

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Pstork1
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Using Site Columns is not a problem.  Standard Lookup columns shouldn't be an issue either unless you have too many (more than about 7).  Is the Customer Country column a field that is associated with a Lookup?  Looking at the output it looks like its pulled in based on a Lookup and is therefore ReadOnly.  I think the error may occur because you are trying to edit the value.



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Hi @Pstork1 , 

Customer Country is a lookup indeed. Here's the setup of the column:

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You can add or edit an item through custom made forms. Filling in the Country field here in the form becomes the Customer Country. This is a dropdown from a list Active Countries:

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Then in the list the country you chose there is like next:

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I'm not sure what you mean with 'trying to edit the value'? 

 

Thanks very much for the reply!

 

ScottShearer
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@SkiDK 

Here is a link to another post that supports and expands on what  @Pstork1 has mentioned.

 

 

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Hi @ScottShearer 

I count 8 lookup-like columns:

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It's more than 7 but the other posts says you should have no more than 12, so that is in limits. I have another SharePoint list where I have added a flow with the same trigger (on new or modified item) that counts 12 lookup-like columns and that does work fine.

 

Thanks for your reply!

Ski

Bump. Can someone help me further? Can't get around the issue.

Thanks!

SkiDK
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Issue got resolved by (indeed) removing a few lookup columns. Changed them to text fields. Although it's not the cleanest fix, it was the cause of the problem.

 

Thanks @Pstork1 , @ScottShearer 

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