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Domin
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Storing answers from Multi Select List of options

Hi All

I am interested to create a flow of 6 approvers that you can select using the Mult-Select list of options input feature. 

These will be emails that approvals will be sent to. One to chose per category - about 4-5 in the list. 

I have tried and create this before but it wouldnt work for the 2nd approver. it would crash and throw error that it cant parse the answer. 

How do i store the answers to then pass onto the approval ?

 

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Hope this made sense. 

 

Dom

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Re: Storing answers from Multi Select List of options

Hi @Domin 

 

Since requirement is to pick 1 value from each choice of options

Why not use dropdown list of options for user to choose from?

 

Multi select list of options will return an array even if user picks 1 value and ypu have to parse through the array

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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Super User
Super User

Re: Storing answers from Multi Select List of options

Hi @Domin 

 

Since requirement is to pick 1 value from each choice of options

Why not use dropdown list of options for user to choose from?

 

Multi select list of options will return an array even if user picks 1 value and ypu have to parse through the array

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Storing answers from Multi Select List of options

 

Hi @Domin ,

 

Please refer to the following method to configure Flow.

  • Variables need to be used to store all selected email addresses.
  • Initialize a String variable, use Apply to each to traverse each Input, and append the corresponding input item to the variable, separated by semicolons.

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In addition, if each Input selects only one email address, it seems that Add a drop-down list of options is a better choice.

Hope it helps.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Domin
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Re: Storing answers from Multi Select List of options

Thats great ! 

I havent used the list box before but it works with my flow, its a little repetitive as i dont actually store the variable. Its more static. There are 6 approvers and i need to track the location where the approval is. I am sure it is completely do-able with loops but it would seem like loop maddness !

Out of topic, at the end of the flow i convert the file to PDF and put it in a different library - i would like to carry on properties like Who Approved and time stamp to the other library, whats the best way to do that ??

 

Thanks

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Storing answers from Multi Select List of options

 

Hi @Domin ,

 

You could create a multiple line of text column in SharePoint Library and insert Response summary in it.

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Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Domin
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Re: Storing answers from Multi Select List of options

Oh right okay, would this work if i wanted to store 6 responses ?

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Storing answers from Multi Select List of options

 

Hi @Domin ,

 

Approval action will only return the response of the user who performed the approval after the Flow execution ends.

You could test it.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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