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Skip empty value from "append changes to existing text" column in flow

Hello, 

 

In the SharePoint list that we are using we have a column that is set to append changes to existing text, we are using this to add updates to the list items. I have a flow which is putting all the new updates into an email each week, but I have a problem. If a list item is modified (which is likely to happen) a new version is created, with a blank value (I think this is a known 'thing that it does'). 

List Item Update is Blank.PNG

 

This then causing my flow to output some items with a blank update.

 

Flow gives blank update.PNG

 

 

Is there a way to modify my flow so that it checks if the update value is null and if it is then it uses a previous version?

 

I hope that's clear but let me know if I can clarify further!

Please help! 😭

 
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Re: Skip empty value from "append changes to existing text" column in flow

Hi @Rebeccap11 

 

You may need to use SharePoint REST API using HTTP Post to get previous transactions. Is this only applicable for Update column? How the list updates are created and updated? Is that via PowerAutomate?

 

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Re: Skip empty value from "append changes to existing text" column in flow

Hi @abm, thank you for your quick reply!

It is only applicable for the update column, the updates are being created and updated manually on the sharepoint list.

 

Thank you

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Re: Skip empty value from "append changes to existing text" column in flow

Hi @Rebeccap11 

 

Thanks for your reply. You need Power Automate action step HTTP Request to execute the below to retrieve the current version and a particular list item record.

 

Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/developer/rest-api/api/listitem_list_versions?view=odsp-gr...

GET /sites/{site-id}/items/{item-id}/versions
GET /sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}/items/{item-id}/ve...

 

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Re: Skip empty value from "append changes to existing text" column in flow

Thank you @abm 

I would then like to only show the last update with content, not all versions. How do I do this?

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Re: Skip empty value from "append changes to existing text" column in flow

I still haven't found a solution, can anyone help?

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