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MangoMan09
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Word templates: Is it possible to have a repeating section control inside another repeating section control?

I recently began an investigation project on the Microsoft Word Populate Word Template feature, for this example we used a list of recipes.

On my investigation one of my challenges was to see how dynamic we could make a template. Using the repeating section control we were able to populate tables dynamically which was crucial for the investigation. In a following step we wanted to list items inside a table using a similar method.

For this test we used tried to list ingredients inside a column, inside this column we created a 1x1 table which we also set up as a  repeating section. The final result looked like this:

 

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The end result filled all fields but the Ingredients column correctly:
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On the flow itself this is what we are doing in order to fetch the ingredient details:
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And after all is fetched for an item I'm appending to the following array:
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My overall question is if this approach is feasible. If so, what am I doing wrong?


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v-litu-msft
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Hi @MangoMan09,

 

It's unfortunate that repeating section control inside another repeating section control is not supported on Populate word template currently.

As a workaround, you could use join() function or action to convert the "Ingredient" array into a string separated by ";"

For Example:

join(["Soda","Rum","whisky"],";")

 

it will return "Soda; Rum; whisky"

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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v-litu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @MangoMan09,

 

It's unfortunate that repeating section control inside another repeating section control is not supported on Populate word template currently.

As a workaround, you could use join() function or action to convert the "Ingredient" array into a string separated by ";"

For Example:

join(["Soda","Rum","whisky"],";")

 

it will return "Soda; Rum; whisky"

 

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

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Yes that was my alternative.

 

On a similar matter, is it also impossible to place images inside repeating section controls?

Hi @MangoMan09,

 

As far as I know, images are not supported inside repeating section controls.

 

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

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