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Parsing JSON within a single field from SharePoint

If I have a SharePoint field which contains multiple key/value pairs in JSON format, does PowerApps have the native capability to be able to parse values from that field? Ideally, I'd like to be able to do this ::

SharePoint Field value ::

"name": "michael",
"title": "cloud wiz"

PowerApps Labels ::

Label1.Text = "Name: " & ParseJson(
Label2.Text = "Title: " & ParseJson(SharePointField.title)

Thanks for your help!

Dual Super User II
Dual Super User II

Hi @mseto 


Currently there is no JSON parsing action in Power Apps.

You would have to use string manipulation to get your data.


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Reza Dorrani, MVP

Hi Reza,


Would you go into string manipulation a bit further? I am trying to track application onboarding activities which get tracked in SharePoint but rendered in PowerApps. For example, a user needs to have a consult with IT Compliance, and this item is tracked in Azure DevOps. We are thinking to use a Flow to track when the Azure DevOps item is 'Completed', then it will either be automatically updated in SharePoint or manually updated. Several things need to be tracked so we are thinking to use a single field with JSON to be parsed by PowerApps, instead of adding a bunch of additional fields to track activities such as the one mentioned above separately (to avoid adding a duplicate set of fields just to track.) So that's when we got the idea to use a single field and parse JSON.


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