cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Anonymous
Not applicable

Sharepoint multi choice column, check if value exists in the selections.

Hi!

so, I'm pulling in data from a SharePoint list and have a multi select column it is just a choice of 1-12 to indicate months and trying to check if the current month is in the list but the "contains" in the condition here: 

miguelrodrigue_0-1612542673036.png

is always evaluating to false

 

I even did a join operation and emailed it to myself to check if the value is correct and it looks like it is

miguelrodrigue_1-1612544348550.png

the 2 twos is just grabbing this month and then I wanted to cast it to an int to check if it changed at all.

but I can't see a reason why it wouldn't be comparing the two

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
tom_riha
Super User
Super User

Hello @Anonymous ,

with multiple choice columns it's a bit more complicated than simple 'contains' as the column doesn't contain just the values, but whole objects with the value (@odata.type, Id and Value).

To check if a value is selected in a multiple choice column, I'd initialize a boolean variable and set it to 'false', then loop through all the values ('Choice Value' dynamic content) and compare it with the value. If it's equal, set the variable to 'true'. At the end of the loop, the variable will be either 'false' (not contains) or 'true' (value was among the choices).

And don't use the int(...) expression for the value, try string(...) or nothing instead as the column/array values are of a string type by default.

image.png



[ If I have answered your question, please Accept the post as a solution. ]
[ If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up. ]

[ I also blog about Power Automate solutions even for non-IT people. ]

View solution in original post

2 REPLIES 2
Hardesh15
Super User
Super User

@Anonymous  pls check your condition in left side. This is a variable which holding month value. What is the type of variable here?

Please 'Thumbs Up' the posts that helped you and 'Mark as Solution' if my post answered your question.

@Hardesh

tom_riha
Super User
Super User

Hello @Anonymous ,

with multiple choice columns it's a bit more complicated than simple 'contains' as the column doesn't contain just the values, but whole objects with the value (@odata.type, Id and Value).

To check if a value is selected in a multiple choice column, I'd initialize a boolean variable and set it to 'false', then loop through all the values ('Choice Value' dynamic content) and compare it with the value. If it's equal, set the variable to 'true'. At the end of the loop, the variable will be either 'false' (not contains) or 'true' (value was among the choices).

And don't use the int(...) expression for the value, try string(...) or nothing instead as the column/array values are of a string type by default.

image.png



[ If I have answered your question, please Accept the post as a solution. ]
[ If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up. ]

[ I also blog about Power Automate solutions even for non-IT people. ]

View solution in original post

Helpful resources

Announcements
UG GA Amplification 768x460.png

Launching new user group features

Learn how to create your own user groups today!

Community Connections 768x460.jpg

Community & How To Videos

Check out the new Power Platform Community Connections gallery!

Welcome Super Users.jpg

Super User Season 2

Congratulations, the new Super User Season 2 for 2021 has started!

Carousel 2021 Release Wave 2 Plan 768x460.jpg

2021 Release Wave 2 Plan

Power Platform release plan for the 2021 release wave 2 describes all new features releasing from October 2021 through March 2022.

Top Solution Authors
Users online (1,294)