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Helper I

Flow test using a integer variable: The variable of type 'Integer' cannot be initialized or updated with value of type 'String'. The variable only supports values of types 'Integer'.

Hello,

 

I created a SQL Server stored proc which use an integer as a parameter. Trying to use a initialize variable component in a Flow to assign a value:

 

IntVar1.jpg

 

So when testing the, I get prompted to enter a value:

IntVar2.jpg

 

But the test fails:

IntVar3.jpg

 

I guess to use the test interface there must be either a special syntax to use in the prompt value box or to use an integer variable in a flow, it must be bundle with other type of components in order to be recognize as integer. I have found these two discussions although I don't understand how to implement a compose action in my above flow:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Initializing-Integer-Variable/m-p/46116#M4170

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/converting-string-into-Initializing-Integer-Varia...

 

What would be the point of allowing integer parameter, if they must transformed. Might as well re-write my stored proc and code the parameter as a string and do the conversion in transact-sql, which I'm more familiar with.

 

Thnaks for any help on this!

 

Regards,

 

Eric

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Hello,

 

The Flow recognizes the input variable as a String rather than an INT, in order to by pass this you will need to convert the String to an INT using the compose action, and then passing in the output to the initialize variable action as mentioned in the below response.

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Power-Automate/Casting-string-to-integer/td-p/38378

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Hello,

 

The Flow recognizes the input variable as a String rather than an INT, in order to by pass this you will need to convert the String to an INT using the compose action, and then passing in the output to the initialize variable action as mentioned in the below response.

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Power-Automate/Casting-string-to-integer/td-p/38378

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Helper I
Helper I

Thanks for the confirmation!

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