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When using the answer from a multiple choice question on a Form to fill in a PDF



I am using a Microsoft form to fill in answers on a fillable PDF.


One of the questions is a choice question (as opposed to a fill in your own answer text question) and when the Form outputs the answer from a multiple choice question, it outputs it like this: ['Answer']


THis makes a problem when trying to use the answer to fill in a PDF, becuase in JSON it reads:


    "FillSpace": "["Answer"]"

However, this creates an issue because the second " closes it. So its reading that it should fill the PDF with just [ and then its reading the A as an unknown. So it fails. 


How can i fix this?


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Hi @ChazBolt,


Do you want the answer from a multiple choice question like   ["Option 1","Option 2"]    would be formated to   Option 1,Option 2  , so you could fill in answers on a fillable PDF?


If yes, please refer to screenshot below to create the flow:



The schema in the Parse JSON action as below:

"type": "array",
"items": {
"type": "string"
The flow would run successfully as below:
Best regards,

Hey, @ChazBolt!

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Due to other projects i have not gotten to fully test this out. It helped me understand more of what i could, but i have not yet come to a perfect solution. 

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