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Flow Dynamics 365 - List Record Expand - Unable to use expanded field value as dynamic in create

I am quite new on flow and work with Microsoft Dynamics. I am currently working on a solution that copies a config record to all applicable Contacts related to a specific BU. Therefor I get a list of records with an expand as you kan see down here (which works as you can see in the second screendump):

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Now I want to use the fullname (in concat with 2 other fields) in the Name of the record that I want to create. The problem here is that I do not have the fullname field available in the dynamic content part as you can see down here:

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Do I need to use expression for that? Appreciate any guidance / help on this topic. Thanks

 

Regards,

Nico

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Hi Nico,

 

I'm going to try to give you some hints and pointers but this is all from the top of my head, as I currently don't have an environment available to simulate this scenario.

 

As you is an expand query the result will contain the expand, but - as you notice - the result isn't flattened in the dynamic content. You can get the expanded data through the cbr_contactid field. This will result in two possible results.

1. The value of cbr_contactid will be automatically transformed to an object where you can get the fullname field from.

2. The value is returned as a string. In this case you can convert the string to an object (which will have the fullname field) using the json()-expression.

 

The easiest to test and debug this is to place the cbr_contactid in a Compose-action. If automatically converted the Compose action will return an object with the fullname field. Else you can add the json()-expression in the Compose action.

 

As the structure of the object isn't known to Flow you might have to supply a sample or schema. Or you should get the field from the Compose action using something like "Compose?['fullname']".

 

Hope this helps and gives you some guidance. Let my know if it doesn't work. I can create a scenario to test this over the weekend.

 

Regards,

Arjan

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