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ParseJSON within PowerApps - Here is how

ParseJSON is brand spanking new. Started looking at it last week and it seems to be working nicely. Had a few issues on how to get data out myself in a Gallery, into a label. Finally sorted it so I thought I'd share.


Here is an example of how I’m using it so far …


‘ThisItem.Answer’ …. In a gallery contains the following …



  "Text 1",

  "Text 2",

  "Text 3"



… using the following code ….


Concat(Table( ParseJSON( ThisItem.Answer )), Text(Value) & "



… gives me …


                Text 1

                Text 2

                Text 3



Also … If you’re dealing with JSON holding records and fields like below. In this example, the gallery records now holds the data below in ‘ThisItem.Answer’ ...




    "name": "TheFileName.xlsx",

    "link": ""



… you can use the following to get a field into a label ..


With( First(Table( ParseJSON( ThisItem.Answer ))),



.. which will give you … ‘TheFileName.xlsx’.


As you are working with tables and records, maybe a ForAll could be used as well. Not yet tried this, if you do, past your results in this thread.



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@Sim2KUK is a long overdue function!!


It would be nice to provide a schema to it (in the case of records and tables), but it is easy to convert from the untyped result to either one.


Since ForAll is a table producing function, it is perfectly fit for returning a table of the parsed JSON.

The docs for the ParseJSON function have a so-so example of converting a JSON table to a typed table in PowerApps.


Thanks for sharing!


Oh...and if you haven't looked at Named Functions yet - well worth a look!!

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