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chunkeymonkey88
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Cannot get Skip expression to work for multi-choice field email body

Hello,

 

Working from the following post, i was able to get multi-choice values displaying in my Send email flow by initializing variables and adding an append function, but i cannot get the Skip function below it to work correctly, which i believe should be removing the first comma in the email body of my flow - does anyone have any insight as to why this is not working correctly for me? I tried playing with the number in the skip expression (e.g. ,2 ,3 etc.), but that did not work

 

Thank you in advance

 

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ScottShearer
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@chunkeymonkey88 

Can you post a screen shot of the output of the Compose action with the split expression after a run please?

Also, add another compose action and set it to the value of the MultiCat variable and post a screen shot of the output after a run.

 

 

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Hardesh15
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@chunkeymonkey88  Pls have a look this post if you are handling comma issue.

https://www.gopenly.in/how-to-extract-value-from-sharepoint-multiple-choice-values-column-in-flow/

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Thanks for getting back, @ScottShearer, and here are the screenshots requested (in order)...

 

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ScottShearer
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@chunkeymonkey88 

It appears as though the skip is doing what it is supposed to.  Can you post screen shots of what is inside of your loop showing as much detail as possible to include the email please?

 

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Thanks again, @ScottShearer. Before the skip i have the initialize variable and append string functions you had outlined in your post that i had referenced originally, and after the skip i have a second 'Apply to Each' condition which has multiple Or conditions based on the category values that i have in the SharePoint list column, and then directly after that i have a an 'If Yes' - 'Send an Email (V2)' that uses multiple Dynamic values and an HTML body that calls the 'MultiCat' variable values that were chosen in the form at 2 places within the body (screenshot below).

 

Hope this is helpful

 

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ScottShearer
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@chunkeymonkey88 

In your case, you can just refer to the Category Value directly in your email - no need for the string variable or compose action.  You are looping through each of the selected values and sending an email for each one.  Is that what you intended?

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Hi @ScottShearer thank you again and no, the intention is that each of the values chosen in the form would be displayed in those sections of the email. My email was only sending one email before for each of the values chosen.

 

If i am understanding correctly, when i tried replacing those Multicat variable values in the HTML body of the email with the 'Category Value' dynamic value, i then received 3 separate emails for each of the multi-choice values i picked in the form (Data, Roles and Responsibilities and Training) - which is what i do not want

 

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ScottShearer
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@chunkeymonkey88 

If you want a single email, then you should not be in a loop.  

  1. Remove the loop
  2. Re-add your condition and email action
  3. Refer to the Compose action in your email rather than the variable
  4. DO NOT REFER to the Category Value - that will create a loop 

 

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Hi @ScottShearer to clarify, remove the first apply to each in my flow, but keep the initialize variable and compose, then keep my Apply to each 2 with the conditions, and then build the email with the compose added instead of MultiCat i was referencing before?

 

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ScottShearer
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@chunkeymonkey88 

I should have been more clear...

  1. Leave the first loop where you append to the variable as it - do not remove
  2. Remove the second apply to each loop (has the condition and email)
  3. Re-add your condition and email action - these should not be in a loop
  4. Refer to the Compose action in your email rather than the variable
  5. DO NOT REFER to the Category Value - that will create a loop 

 

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Thanks again @ScottShearer . When i try to Re-add the condition and email action, it automatically puts it within a Loop, i think because it knows there are multiple choices - is there a way around this?

 

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ScottShearer
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@chunkeymonkey88 

Can I see the rest of the apply to each 2 loop please?

 

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Hi @ScottShearer here is what was in the original apply to each 2 loop (i had not added anything to the new one i was trying to create based on your instructions because it immediately applied the Loop when i picked 'New Step' - 'Condition' and added the multi-choice field (Category) as the Dynamic Value).

 

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