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livingstonep
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get properties of Person or Group field into variables in a formula/expression

We are retrieving the Line Manager from a SharePoint list using Get Items.

 

That field is defined in the list as Person or Group

 

We know that there will only ever be one line manager in the record...but because it's a person or Group field it's necessary to use Apply to each in flow to retrieve the Line Manager

 

What I would like to do is something like this:

 

first(triggerBody()?['LineManager'])

 

 

We need to get the DisplayName and the Email - how could we do that?

 

But the value we get out is:

 

 

{"@odata.type":"#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedUser","Claims":"i:0#.f|membership|name@web.uk","DisplayName":"fName  lName","Email":"name@web.org.uk","Picture":"https://bhfonline.sharepoint.com/teams-and-projects/dev/lab/FinanceSystems_ExpenSys/_layouts/15/UserPhoto.aspx?Size=L&AccountName=halperna@bhf.org.uk","Department":"Development Team","JobTitle":"Developer"}

 

 

so how can we extract the DisplayName and Email from that result?

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efialttes
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Hi

The result you are getting is an object with its properties (property name : value) separated by commas.

 

 

first(triggerBody()?['LineManager'])?['NAmeOfThePropertyYouWantToGet']

 

 

makes the magic. THe ones you are requesting are

 

 

first(triggerBody()?['LineManager'])?['DisplayName']
first(triggerBody()?['LineManager'])?['Email']

 

 

Hope this helps



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efialttes
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Hi

The result you are getting is an object with its properties (property name : value) separated by commas.

 

 

first(triggerBody()?['LineManager'])?['NAmeOfThePropertyYouWantToGet']

 

 

makes the magic. THe ones you are requesting are

 

 

first(triggerBody()?['LineManager'])?['DisplayName']
first(triggerBody()?['LineManager'])?['Email']

 

 

Hope this helps



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