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ts_ericjlitt
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"List rows present in table" with startswith or contains filter - can't figure out syntax

When I use "eq" in the Filter Query, it returns one line like it should:

 

Number eq '29080'

 

But I'm having trouble figuring out what the respective syntax would be with contains or startsWith (either will do). I've tried this and it fails:

 

Number startswith '29080'

 

And if I try this it returns nothing:

 

startsWith(Number, '29080')

 

Anyone know what my syntax should be?

 

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edgonzales
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@ts_ericjlitt 

Hi there.  So, your syntax on the last one is correct, here is a handy reference:

 

Every Power Automate (MS Flow) Filter Query You Ever Wanted To Know As A Functional Consultant

 

I'm wondering if it's returning nothing with that one because of a type conversion or something.  Try making the number less specific: startsWith(Number, '2')

 

And if that still returns nothing, try it without the single quotes.  Those usually indicate a string, so if the field is numeric, it may not recognize that.

 

Keep us posted.

-Ed

 

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edgonzales
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Super User II

@ts_ericjlitt 

Hi there.  So, your syntax on the last one is correct, here is a handy reference:

 

Every Power Automate (MS Flow) Filter Query You Ever Wanted To Know As A Functional Consultant

 

I'm wondering if it's returning nothing with that one because of a type conversion or something.  Try making the number less specific: startsWith(Number, '2')

 

And if that still returns nothing, try it without the single quotes.  Those usually indicate a string, so if the field is numeric, it may not recognize that.

 

Keep us posted.

-Ed

 

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Hi @edgonzales , I think you are right it was a type conversion issue. I ended up nesting my eq, which only matched the ints (29080), with my startswith, which only matched the strings (29080A, 29080B). Between those two expressions I have the total number of matches. Seems like unintended behavior but at least I have a workaround.

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