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garethaw
Helper III
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when new email arrives replace the following text

Hi,

 

I'm trying to build a flow that will replace some text in new emails.

 

The email is of HTML format, I simply want to replace the following text "75%-100%" with "90%.

 

I'm able to retrieve the email using get email v3, the problem is the email is an object/array and is of html format.

 

I cannot use the replace expression since it can only operate on strings.

 

I don't really want to convert the array to string using split since it seems to lose all of the html formatting.

 

How can I replace the text easily without removing the html formatting?

 

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Heartholme
Super User
Super User

Hi @garethaw ,

 

Try this:

 

Heartholme_0-1652193378449.png

Should work to replace the 75%-100% by using this, which replace the body of the email:

replace(triggeroutputs()?['body/body'],'75%-100%','90%')

 

Let me know how it goes 😄

 

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Heartholme
Super User
Super User

Hi @garethaw ,

 

Try this:

 

Heartholme_0-1652193378449.png

Should work to replace the 75%-100% by using this, which replace the body of the email:

replace(triggeroutputs()?['body/body'],'75%-100%','90%')

 

Let me know how it goes 😄

 

{ If my post answered your question, please Accept it as a solution ✔ }
{ This will in turn help others find solutions to similar questions }

Best Regards
Heartholme

Hi,

 

Thanks for your reply, getting the following error:

 

Unable to process template language expressions in action 'Compose' inputs at line '0' and column '0': 'The template language function 'replace' expects its first parameter 'string' to be a string. The provided value is of type 'Null'. Please see https://aka.ms/logicexpressions#replace for usage details.'.

 

Heartholme
Super User
Super User

Ok, please try using 'When a email arrives' instead of 'Get email'.

 

I think that should work, because you will get the body in the correct format then.

any idea why the formatting is lost when email is sent?

 

garethaw_4-1652197754782.png

 

 

here's what the email looks like:

garethaw_3-1652197660443.png

 

 

Heartholme
Super User
Super User

Hi,

 

Some of your code is probably outside the "<p>"

 

Check out this link: 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/I-Found-A-Bug/Send-an-Email-v2-not-saving-HTML-code/td-p/706769

 

If you make sure you have your compose inside <p> Compose </p> it should work, example from the above link: 

Heartholme_0-1652248781494.png

As you can see, from your output you're getting </p> in your output, which means that the email action isn't reading your compose correctly. 

 

Heartholme_1-1652248844547.png

 

Let me know how it goes 😊

 

Don't understand,

 

I have tried putting the paragraph tags in the compose, that didn't work

 

garethaw_3-1652259507249.png

 

also tried putting it in the email, that did not work either

 

garethaw_2-1652259117856.png

 

 

 

Hi again @garethaw 

 

You should'nt put in the compose action, only like this om the email action: 

 

Heartholme_1-1652264106521.png

 

If you still have issues, please paste the body of the email in HTML and I can take a look. Before that try to create this flow again from scratch, and see how it goes. 

 

It's a bit strange that you are getting issues here, since it's working like intended for me. 

 

Br

HH

 

 

eliotcole
Super User
Super User

For the record, @Heartholme 's solution should work, and if we get this sorted, I recommend choosing that as the fix. However I'd add that the <p> tags are not required in the Compose.

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I think everyone should have a pat on the back, here as you might have found a Power Automate hack to make a text only version of some HTML.

 

I am guessing what is happening here is that triggerOutputs()?['body/body'] inherently contains <html></html> tags which denote the start and end of an html document. This is confusing things, perhaps.

 

In your email compose, try removing the <p> and </p>.

 

EDIT - Hmm, well, that works, but it works with the <p>.

 

EDIT 2 - Oh! Perhaps it's because you're using the incorrect 'editor' mode in the 'Send an email (v2)' step. When you click the </> button it should switch the editor to look like this:

editor.jpg

 

EDIT 3 - Hmm, in my tests even using that outputs(compose) with the amended HTML in the 'rich text' editor sent the email just fine.

 

I also wondered if perhaps those uneeded <p> tags in your compose were the issue, @garethaw . But I put them in mine and it worked, still.

 

Could you perhaps (block out anything sensitive) let us see each step in full, please?

(both your setup and the result if possible, but definitely the setup)

I have rebuilt the flow but still not working.

garethaw_0-1652275872585.png

 

Flow Test:

garethaw_2-1652276690599.png

 

 

 

Raw Output of the compose:

 

 

 

"2022/05/11 15:02:17\r\n\r\nDevice Name: Ltd\r\nDevice Model: MX-2630N\r\n\r\nSerial Number: \r\nMachine Code:\r\n\r\nCurrent Device Counter Information:\r\n\r\nBlack & White Copy Count = 22331\r\nTwo Colour Copy Count = 0\r\nSingle Colour Copy Count = 0\r\nFull Colour Copy Count = 3323\r\n\r\nBlack & White Print Count = 535355\r\nFull Colour Print Count = 121297\r\n\r\nBlack & White Total Print Count = 557715\r\nTwo Colour Total Print Count = 0\r\nSingle Colour Total Print Count = 0\r\nColour Total Print Count = 124658\r\n\r\nBlack & White Scanner Count = 27015\r\nTwo Colour Scanner Count = 0\r\nSingle Colour Scanner Count = 0\r\nFull Colour Scanner Count = 2218\r\n\r\n\r\nInserted Toner Number (Bk) = 25\r\nInserted Toner Number (C) = 5\r\nInserted Toner Number (M) = 4\r\nInserted Toner Number (Y) = 6\r\n\r\n\r\nToner NN End (Bk) = 0\r\nToner NN End (C) = 0\r\nToner NN End (M) = 0\r\nToner NN End (Y) = 0\r\n\r\n\r\nToner End (Bk) = 24\r\nToner End (C) = 4\r\nToner End (M) = 3\r\nToner End (Y) = 5\r\n\r\n\r\nToner Residual (Bk) = 42%\r\nToner Residual (C) = 94%\r\nToner Residual (M) = 81%\r\nToner Residual (Y) = 70%\r\n\r\n\r\n"

 

 

 

 

@eliotcole I have tried putting in p tags in both the compose and the email. Every combination you can think of. Looking at the raw output of the compose shouldn't I expect to see html tags?

 

You should.

 

That's plain text, @garethaw , mate. So I think there's a chance that you've maybe used the wrong 'body' in the making of the Compose action. Also, you don't need to add any extra <p> tags, that's what I was trying to say earlier. No extra code is required.

 

Either that or the emails are going into the Shared Mailbox as plaintext.

 

Do me a favour, perform the following:

  1. Create a new Compose action after the trigger.
  2. Add a dynamic value
  3. Select the first 'Body' in the list (capital B)
  4. Create a new terminate action (inside Built-In > Control) after the new Compose

 

Now Test that 'Automatically' on a recent trigger.

 

Look at the value in the new Compose, does it have HTML?

Hi Eliot,

 

Thanks for the assist, 

 

As requested see below, it seems to confirm your theory that email is plain text?

 

If true, how do I retain the line breaks etc, my understanding of plain text has no formatting of any kind.

 

 

garethaw_0-1652281714007.png

 

garethaw_1-1652281843210.png

 

Raw output of compose:

 

 

"nMachine Code:\r\n\r\nCurrent Device Counter Information:\r\n\r\nBlack & White Copy Count = 9315\r\nTwo Colour Copy Count = 0\r\nSingle Colour Copy Count = 0\r\nFull Colour Copy Count = 3565\r\n\r\nBlack & White Print Count = 59035\r\nFull Colour Print Count = 68270\r\n\r\nBlack & White Total Print Count = 68377\r\nTwo Colour Total Print Count = 0\r\nSingle Colour Total Print Count = 0\r\nColour Total Print Count = 71883\r\n\r\nBlack & White Scanner Count = 2620\r\nTwo Colour Scanner Count = 0\r\nSingle Colour Scanner Count = 0\r\nFull Colour Scanner Count = 1030\r\n\r\n\r\nInserted Toner Number (Bk) = 5\r\nInserted Toner Number (C) = 3\r\nInserted Toner Number (M) = 3\r\nInserted Toner Number (Y) = 3\r\n\r\n\r\nToner NN End (Bk) = 0\r\nToner NN End (C) = 0\r\nToner NN End (M) = 0\r\nToner NN End (Y) = 0\r\n\r\n\r\nToner End (Bk) = 4\r\nToner End (C) = 2\r\nToner End (M) = 2\r\nToner End (Y) = 2\r\n\r\n\r\nToner Residual (Bk) = 51%\r\nToner Residual (C) = 88%\r\nToner Residual (M) = 37%\r\nToner Residual (Y) = 40%\r\n"

 

 

 

 

Hi Eliot,

 

Thanks for the assist, 

 

As requested see below, it seems to confirm your theory that email is plain text?

 

 

garethaw_0-1652281714007.png

 

garethaw_1-1652281843210.png

 

Raw output of compose:

 

"nMachine Code:\r\n\r\nCurrent Device Counter Information:\r\n\r\nBlack & White Copy Count = 9315\r\nTwo Colour Copy Count = 0\r\nSingle Colour Copy Count = 0\r\nFull Colour Copy Count = 3565\r\n\r\nBlack & White Print Count = 59035\r\nFull Colour Print Count = 68270\r\n\r\nBlack & White Total Print Count = 68377\r\nTwo Colour Total Print Count = 0\r\nSingle Colour Total Print Count = 0\r\nColour Total Print Count = 71883\r\n\r\nBlack & White Scanner Count = 2620\r\nTwo Colour Scanner Count = 0\r\nSingle Colour Scanner Count = 0\r\nFull Colour Scanner Count = 1030\r\n\r\n\r\nInserted Toner Number (Bk) = 5\r\nInserted Toner Number (C) = 3\r\nInserted Toner Number (M) = 3\r\nInserted Toner Number (Y) = 3\r\n\r\n\r\nToner NN End (Bk) = 0\r\nToner NN End (C) = 0\r\nToner NN End (M) = 0\r\nToner NN End (Y) = 0\r\n\r\n\r\nToner End (Bk) = 4\r\nToner End (C) = 2\r\nToner End (M) = 2\r\nToner End (Y) = 2\r\n\r\n\r\nToner Residual (Bk) = 51%\r\nToner Residual (C) = 88%\r\nToner Residual (M) = 37%\r\nToner Residual (Y) = 40%\r\n"

 

 

 

eliotcole
Super User
Super User

Yeah, that's the one.

 

That Raw output you're looking at, though, should result in definitive text on different lines, still. For example; the text "\n" means new line.

 

Are you forwarding the items to that Shared box? Perhaps the problem is occurring with the forward making it plain text, or the mailbox itself.

when I select the dynamic content from my compose action and "Send an email from a shared mailbox" this is when the formatting is lost.

eliotcole
Super User
Super User

No, mate, the email is in plain text.

 

Can you look at the email?

 

Tell you what, we could run a remote session if you like, drop me a DM.

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