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Ellingsen_
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Using GetItems Filter Query is not working

Hello. 

 

I am currently building a flow where the flow will take data from an excel table and make an item out of it in a sharepoint list. I have built the flow itself, but am struggling a lot with Get Items filter query and the condition. My filter query is as following: 

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I am using the internal name of the column on sharepoint. While my flow is "successful" at running it does not create or modify an item. Anyone know what the issue could be? 

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StretchFredrik
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

What does the email look like that you get out of the excel list? 

What does the email look like in the field_2 column?

Just to ask the "dumb" question. What exactly do you mean with what the email looks like? Sorry for asking, just don't want to give you a wrong answer.

StretchFredrik
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Im just wondering if they are the same. So they are not formatted differently or contain different information. 

StretchFredrik
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Is the field_2 a person column or a text column with the email?

The field_2 column is a single line of text column, and my excel column with the emails are a completely normal column with text as well. 

Have you compared the strings? Please check the outputs of both steps to assure they are the same format. 

Not sure this is what you need, but my sharepoint column is listed as "field_2" in the string, while my excel column is listed as "E-postadresse" (E-mail address) in the string. Could this be the issue? If it is the same format I can't tell you. I'm relatively new to Power Automate and not sure where I would see that. Sorry.

David_MA
Super User
Super User

I would add a compose action to your flow and put the output of the two fields into the compose. Then after your flow run, compare to make sure that they are exactly the same. Using the eq expression requires an exact match including the case. If one is returning mickey.mouse@disney.com and the other is returning Mickey.Mouse@disney.com, that is not an exact match when using eq.

I will try this, thanks. But where exactly in the flow would I put the compose? Right under "Get Items"?

Hi again, @David_MA 

After running a test the output of the compose is the exact same! 

Have you checked for any leading or trailing whitespace in what is returned from either value? This will impact what is considered as equal. If you find white space in one of them, you can use a trim expression to remove it.

Hi, 

From what I can tell there is no leading or trailing whitespaces in returned values (un)fortunately.

After the get items action you would add an Apply to each. Then in the Apply to each you can add the Compose action to enter the variables so you can see what is being passed through the flow so you can check to make sure what is going through is really equal to one another.

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