cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
KarthikLohan
Frequent Visitor

How to return a list value to PVA

HI,

 

I have a multiple rows of data for a single District Name which is also a column value. When user input the district name, how to search and get all the multiple rows of data for that district and display it in PVA Chat  Bot. If I use "List Rows Present In a Table", it does not allow the row values to get displayed in the Return action stating error as :  "The output you selected is inside a collection and needs to be looped over to be accessed. This action cannot be inside a foreach."

 

Total no of columns is 5.

 

what is the solution, please suggest.

Karthik

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Jcook
Super User
Super User

Hello @KarthikLohan 

 

Unfortunately, you cannot pass arrays back to PVA at this time.

 

As a work around you can do the following:

Add a String Variable, Inside the Loop use an Append to String Variable action (This is used to add all the data from the Loop into one variable).

Jcook_0-1618329554399.png

 

 Now outside the Loop you can pass in the String Variable back to PVA:

Jcook_1-1618329590764.png

 


Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

If you like my post please hit the Thumbs Up


Proud to be a Flownaut!


Check out my blog for Power Automate tips,
tricks, and guides
FlowAltDelete





View solution in original post

2 REPLIES 2
Jcook
Super User
Super User

Hello @KarthikLohan 

 

Unfortunately, you cannot pass arrays back to PVA at this time.

 

As a work around you can do the following:

Add a String Variable, Inside the Loop use an Append to String Variable action (This is used to add all the data from the Loop into one variable).

Jcook_0-1618329554399.png

 

 Now outside the Loop you can pass in the String Variable back to PVA:

Jcook_1-1618329590764.png

 


Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

If you like my post please hit the Thumbs Up


Proud to be a Flownaut!


Check out my blog for Power Automate tips,
tricks, and guides
FlowAltDelete





Pstork1
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Another way to do this is to use the markdown features and Append to a string to create a formatted table to return to the Chat.  The table can then be displayed as a list.  Take a look at the following article.

How to make your Teams bots richer with markdown – Vesa Nopanen – My Teams & Microsoft 365 Day (myte...



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Helpful resources

Announcements
Canadian Cloud 2022 768x460.png

Register for a free PVA chatbot creation workshop.

Learn how to respond rapidly to your customers and employees at scale, using intelligent conversational chatbots.

MS Build PVA Carousel 768x480.png

Microsoft Build is May 24-26. Have you registered yet?

Come together to explore latest innovations in code and application development for Power Virtual Agents.

May UG Leader Call Carousel 768x460.png

What difference can a User Group make for you?

At the monthly call, connect with other leaders and find out how community makes your experience even better.

Top Solution Authors
Users online (3,415)