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Split array into multiple equal divided arrays

Hope one can help me out here.


Current situation: I collect SharePoint list items using a SharePoint HTTP request action and returns around 3000 items. All those items are updated based on several conditions, which is causing the current flow to run more than 2 to 3 hours daily.


To be situation; I want to split the total items returned in x-number of equal divided arrays and process them simultaneously. For example, I have 3000 items and want to have them processed in 5 simultaneous threads of each 600 items. Where thread 1 holds the first 600, thread 2 the next 600, and so on...


As a starting point I used the solution of Paul Murana on this blog post, which is quite close to what I want to achieve. When I adjust it to the list and queries, I want to use, the items in the different threads are far from equal. One holds 500 items while the other holds 1700 items.


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I wrote that article 😃

You could use the skip and take methods to create a different approach. So it would be like this:


First section: take(arrayname, 600)

Second section: take(skip(arrayname, 600), 600)

Third: take(skip(arrayname, 1200), 600)

and so on


This would remove the guessing tactic that I used in that blog post. Does that make sense?

Hi @Paulie78 ,


Actually, it does! The only thing is now, can I get this to work in a dynamic way? Currently I have a for each action for each thread. But ideally I would like to have it in such a way as the 'Each thread' action in your solution. Is that possible?



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