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Allow self reference on action 'SetVariable'

Selfreference is a very common feature when working with variables, i.e.:

i=i+1;

myString = concat(myString,'blablabla');

myArray = skip (myArray,1);

 

However, current Flow "Set variable" action block implementation does not support it, so you are forced to duplicate variables and declare an auxiliar one everytime you need selfreference. The only exception I've found so far is with int variables, as there is already an "Increment variable" action block.

 

Do any other Flow users also miss this feature?

 

 

Status: Under Review

This would be a very useful fix, thank you for your feedback.

Comments
Level: Power Up

It's really strange that Flow doesn't support self reference.

Level: Powered On

use the "append to a string" action

Level: Powered On

The fact, this is not currently in place is an embarassment and huge blemish on Microsoft.  How can you release a solution around string manipulation, that cannot self reference?  It has been a normal activity with programing languages since the dawn of programming.  I could do this on my C64 (yes i still have one that is operational) in basic.  Not only does this need to happen, it needs to happen yesterday please.

Level: Power Up

Has there been any progress on this? We're coming up on two years.