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Kol
Level: Powered On

Custom connector: dropdown advanced options

I'm creating a connector in which one of the fields is about a language ID. Our API takes an integer, where for instance 1 is for English, 2 is for French etc.

It's not practical for users to have to research what is the ID of their language, so I wanted to do a dropdown where they would select the name of the language and it would send the corresponding ID to the API.

Eg: "English => 1", "French => 2", etc.

 

However, I don't understand if I can do that in Flows.

We don't have an API call that would return this information, so I can't create an action about it, and thus I can't use a dynamic dropdown.

Is there a way to do this in a static dropdown?

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Jay-Encodian
Level 10

Re: Custom connector: dropdown advanced options

Hey @Kol

How are you creating your endpoint for the connector? 

We typically use .Net Core Web APIs (C#)... if you're doing the same you should just be able to use an enum, the default JSON serialization would simply support this approach, your swagger defintion would simply contain something like. which flow would render has a drop down. 

"HorizontalAlignment": {
          "default": "Center",
          "enum": [
            "None",
            "Left",
            "Center",
            "Right",
            "Justify",
            "FullJustify"
          ],

HTH

Jay

varungore
Level: Powered On

Re: Custom connector: dropdown advanced options

Hi @Kol,

You may add following editor option extension to parameter properties to support your scenario:

{
	"name": "language",
	"in": "query",
	"required": false,
	"x-ms-summary": "Language",
	"type": "string",
	"default": "1",
	"enum": [
		"1",
		"2"
	],
	"x-ms-editor-options": {
		"items": [
			{
				"title": "English",
				"value": "1"
			},
			{
				"title": "French",
				"value": "2"
			}
		]
	}
}

 

varungore
Level: Powered On

Re: Custom connector: dropdown advanced options

 

Hi @Kol ,
You may use editor option extension as follows:

 

{
	"name": "language",
	"in": "query",
	"required": false,
	"x-ms-summary": "Language",
	"type": "string",
	"default": "1",
	"enum": [
		"1",
		"2"
	],
	"x-ms-editor-options": {
		"items": [
			{
				"title": "English",
				"value": "1"
			},
			{
				"title": "French",
				"value": "2"
			}
		]
	}
}

 

 

kolibrizas
Level: Power Up

Re: Custom connector: dropdown advanced options

Doesn't work with flag enableOpenApiConnection. If it is set to true, the titles are not being displayed, only the values.

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