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Use 'Display Name' to identify a SharePoint List

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I am using 'get user profile' to get the display name of a Microsoft Form responder. I was wondering, how do I get power automate to recognise the display name as a list name in SharePoint?

 

As you can see in the image, it doesn't return all the columns in the list, Just 'Item' with the hint ' item to create'

 

Context: Each staff member will have their own list.

 

I'd also like to be able to use power automate to duplicate the list so I don't have to manually do that for everyone but i can put that in another topic?

 

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Is this correct or am I missing something else? As I'm getting the below error

 

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The type SP.ListCollection does not support HTTP PATCH method.
clientRequestId: 7c2ae59b-7d34-4299-abb2-f2b72832d4d6
serviceRequestId: 7f218ea0-207c-6000-2221-11d6cd16dad7

 

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@LukeSykes have a look at a similar question which was asked here and the solution used Send an HTTP Request to SharePoint rather than the Create item action.

 

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Hi @LukeSykes 

You could do the following:

list-exists.png

 

As @RobElliott mentioned, using "Send an HTTP request to SharePoint" action is the method to get to know whether the list exists or not. The steps are:

 

1) Check whether the folder exists or not using an HTTP action with the following URI:

_api/web/lists?$select=Title&$filter=Title eq '@{outputs('Get_user_profile_(V2)')?['body/displayName']}'

2) Get the output of that action:

outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint')?['body']?['d']?['results']

3) If lenght of the ouput is greater than 0, it means a list with that name exists.

 

Hope that helps!

Ferran

 

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Thank you for this - however create item still doesn't display all the columns...

 

Am I missing something?

@LukeSykes you can't use Create item for this, it won't find the list using a dynamic list name therefore can't display the columns. Hence the Send an HTTP Request to SharePoint action.

So do I use the same URI and the column names as the headers?

 

If this is so its not working for me

The link I gave you further up in the thread should give you enough.

Hi @LukeSykes 

You don't need the "create item" action. Just use the "Send an HTTP request to SharePoint" to check whether the list exists or not.

Regards,

Ferran

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Is this correct or am I missing something else? As I'm getting the below error

 

LukeSykes_0-1674230737177.png

 

The type SP.ListCollection does not support HTTP PATCH method.
clientRequestId: 7c2ae59b-7d34-4299-abb2-f2b72832d4d6
serviceRequestId: 7f218ea0-207c-6000-2221-11d6cd16dad7

 

LukeSykes_1-1674230864590.png

 

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