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smorley
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Using Power Automate to remove user from a SharePoint group

Hi all,

I've successfully set up my flow to add users to a SharePoint group using the instructions from this post:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Adding-users-to-a-SharePoint-Group/td-p/309811

 

To remove a user from a group, I'm not quite following this solution:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Connecting-To-Data/Use-Flow-to-Remove-User-from-Permissions-Grou...

 

I'm looking at Microsoft's documentation:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/office/developer/sharepoint-rest-reference/dn5314...

 

Here's a screenshot of my flow.  It's grabbing the user information in the previous step of Get User Profile, but it's falling down on the URI and body steps.  Help would be appreciated.  (I hate syntax.)

 

removeuserfromSPgroup.jpg

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Expiscornovus
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Hi @smorley,


I see in the screenshot you are using a principalname value. Like mentioned in my previous reply, the loginname value will be slightly different. That is why it can't find your user.

 

A quick fix could be to concatenate the userPrincipal name with 'i:0#.f|membership|':

This example assumes your action before it is a Get User Profile (V2) (which you haven't renamed 😁) and that the user you are using in this test is an internal user and not a guest user (part of the tenant).

 

concat('i:0#.f|membership|',outputs('Get_user_profile_(V2)')?['body/userPrincipalName'])

 

concat_upn_withclaim.png

 



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Expiscornovus
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Hi @smorley,

 

This method expects the loginName. A loginName field in SharePoint Online typically has something like: i:0#.f|membership|janedoe@contoso.onmicrosoft.com which is not the UPN. You probably need to change that in your string variable.

 

The Send an HTTP request to SharePoint action also needs some changes. First of all you want to use a POST method. I would also change the Accept header value. In the body I would also use the loginName property.

 

Below is an example of that approach:

 

removebyloginname_restapi.png



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smorley
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@Expiscornovus Definitely making some headway.

 

I've updated the action to reflect the changes you suggested.

smorley_0-1646152296847.png

The error message I get is: 

{"odata.error":{"code":"-2130575276, Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException","message":{"lang":"en-US","value":"The user does not exist or is not unique."}}}
clientRequestId: 6ae24fea-75c3-4c7a-b7fd-d1478b8f2184
serviceRequestId: fa8725a0-5061-1000-61dd-bbc02083e781

The error is referring to the body statement:

smorley_1-1646152375113.png

 

 

Expiscornovus
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Hi @smorley,


I see in the screenshot you are using a principalname value. Like mentioned in my previous reply, the loginname value will be slightly different. That is why it can't find your user.

 

A quick fix could be to concatenate the userPrincipal name with 'i:0#.f|membership|':

This example assumes your action before it is a Get User Profile (V2) (which you haven't renamed 😁) and that the user you are using in this test is an internal user and not a guest user (part of the tenant).

 

concat('i:0#.f|membership|',outputs('Get_user_profile_(V2)')?['body/userPrincipalName'])

 

concat_upn_withclaim.png

 



Happy to help out! 🙂

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smorley
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@Expiscornovus FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!

hi dear @Expiscornovus 

 

I am dealing with same issue as original poster,

the issue is once I define a dynamic value from a sharepoint list item(giving info on a user to be picked up) as user for upn entry, a new "for each parent" is automatically generated, which screws up with initialize variable and leading to errors. What would you suggest?

delicatebeing1_0-1718208495818.png

 

 

Does this happen in the modern and classic version of Power Automate?

yeah, unfortunately, concept of for each really screws up and causes error for any loop and step that I create, which makes me spend x10 longer time for any loop design 😞

i guess its modern

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