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Some tweets can't be saved to sharepoint list

Hi all!


I have a flow that grabs tweets matching a string and saves them to a Sharepoint List. SOMETIMES, when the tweet text includes some inpermissible characters, it errors out, quoting: `A text field contains invalid data. Please check the value and try again.`


I'm looking for a way to protect the text field... but the only action I found was "convert html to text"... that doesn't do the trick. I'm looking for something that let's me for example only return the characters matching the regexp [A-Za-z0-9\@\#,\.] or some such. Is this possible?

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Re: Some tweets can't be saved to sharepoint list

You can add some basic logic that simply changes all of the unsupported characters to supported characters before uploading it to the SharePoint list using data operations. In laymans' terms, you'd build an array with basic logic that would change the unsupported characters to suported characters, and then you'd apply them using a for each loop.


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Re: Some tweets can't be saved to sharepoint list

Thanks Brad, man, that solution sounds a bit involved... much easier to just dump everything into an excel spreadsheet. Just confirms my prior bias... SharePoint Lists are terrible and should never be touched for any purpose whatsoever. Thanks tho!

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Re: Some tweets can't be saved to sharepoint list

Hi @akohli ,

I am afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in Microsoft Flow currently.

Flow doesn't support theWildcard currently.

If you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Zhongys

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