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Insert data into a LoocKup field from a flows

Good evening everyone, please, I have a feed that allows me to insert data from my Excel file to my SharePoint site; everything works perfectly; however, I am having trouble populating LookUp type columns at my SP site. Thank you for your help!


The capture below represents an extract from my feed and the column that I cannot recover on excel


Error message: 


The 'inputs.parameters' of workflow operation 'Create_item' of type 'OpenApiConnection' is not valid. Error details: Input parameter 'item/EntiteId/Id' is required to be of type 'Integer/int64'. The runtime value '"@{items('Apply_to_each')?['Entite']}"' to be converted doesn't have the expected format 'Integer/int64'.


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Hi @Hardy299 ,

That is because you need the Value as well as the ID of the field that is being looked up in the other list, which of course you will not have in your Excel file (only the Value). I can only suggest you replace your Lookup field with Text - I have not used this field type for many years and they are not necessary unless you are using datasheet edit views in SharePoint. I have a blog that my assist. Also if you have access to SharePoint, why are you using Excel? As a database, it makes a good spreadsheet . . .


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