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Using Get Record Action in Common Data Service

Hi all,

I'm trying to use the 'Get Record' Action from the Common Data Service (CDS) Connector to lookup a record in CDS and then either do an Update or Insert, but I'm having trouble figuring out what to put in the 'Item identifier' section.

 

My flow is a Json object that has the ID in it and I'm parsing that Json and attempting to use the ID to look up the record in CDS.  It is a custom entity and I have made the ID the key.

 

Here is the error I get from Get Record:

"status": 400,
"message": "Invalid value: 1128138 provided for item ID"
 
In the very next step, just to make sure it's there, I have a 'Create Record' action and it returns this error:
"status": 412,
"message": "A record that has the attribute values ID already exists. The entity key ID requires that this set of attributes contains unique values. Select unique values and try again."
 
So I know the record exists, but I can't seem to figure out exactly what to put in that Item Identifier field.  Please help Smiley Happy !
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v-bacao-msft
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Hi @AnotherRedbeard ,

 

Item identifier is similar to GUID, generated automatically, not ID like 1128138 you configured, as below:

43.PNG

If you use the obtained ID value to configure Item identifier field, you cannot get the record.

  • Since you need to find the record by ID, you could configure List records-Filter Query to get the record. ID field has a unique value in Entity, so only one record will be obtained.

 

For example, I created ID field in my entity with a unique value of type Whole Number and set it to Key.

  • Get its Name as shown below, then configure Filter Query.

45.PNG46.PNG

  • Note that if ID field is of type string, you need to enclose it in single quotes.

47.PNG

 

Finally, determine whether there is a record corresponding to ID value in the Entity.

  • Enter "id" in input box when configuring Record identifier, and then select Dynamic content corresponding to Unique identifier for entity instances generated by the system.44.PNG

 

Please take a try.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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v-bacao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @AnotherRedbeard ,

 

Item identifier is similar to GUID, generated automatically, not ID like 1128138 you configured, as below:

43.PNG

If you use the obtained ID value to configure Item identifier field, you cannot get the record.

  • Since you need to find the record by ID, you could configure List records-Filter Query to get the record. ID field has a unique value in Entity, so only one record will be obtained.

 

For example, I created ID field in my entity with a unique value of type Whole Number and set it to Key.

  • Get its Name as shown below, then configure Filter Query.

45.PNG46.PNG

  • Note that if ID field is of type string, you need to enclose it in single quotes.

47.PNG

 

Finally, determine whether there is a record corresponding to ID value in the Entity.

  • Enter "id" in input box when configuring Record identifier, and then select Dynamic content corresponding to Unique identifier for entity instances generated by the system.44.PNG

 

Please take a try.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Thanks @v-bacao-msft , that is what I ended up doing and thank you for explaing the record identifier...that makes more sense now.

I was trying the same thing but got the flow working with just specifying the ItemInternalId in "Record Identifier"

 

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Hope this helps (others).

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