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russrimm
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Get items filter query using boolean

Hi all,


I'm trying to use a filter query to filter my Get Items (from Sharepoint) step.  The column i'm trying to use for the filter is a Yes/No.  I've tried Columnname eq false, Columnname eq 'false', 

equals(item()?['Columnname'], json('false')), Columnname eq 0, tried a Filter array, etc.  I'm struggling to get my filter to work no matter what I try.  Any suggestions?
 
Thanks in advance
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AlanPs1
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Hi @russrimm 

 

Can you please post a picture of (or a C&P) of the JSON from Get Items and the value that relates to your " Columnname"?

 

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Thanks, Alan

Thanks Alan, the column i'm trying to filter in is called "ClosedOut"

closedout.PNG

Hi @russrimm 

I haven't tested this but at a glance, it looks as if it should be: 

equals(item()?['ClosedOut'], 'false')

or

equals(string(item()?['ClosedOut']), string('false'))

Please give them a try and see if any improvement.

 

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Thanks again Alan,

One more confusion for me - i've got a couple of other filters with it which are working (Event Date gt and lt a specific date).  How do I integrate this additional filter into that?  Tried both of your suggestions a few different ways, with and without the and ClosedOut eq, with and without the ' ' around it, etc.  I keep getting a lot of Column 'false' does not exist.

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Thanks again

Hi @russrimm 

 

Some of what I posted there wouldn't slot right into a filter query, please consider the below:

Where I have interested the dates above, please add your own using your adddays & utcNow with no single inverted commas.

 

Event_x00200_Date gt 2019-10-22T-00:00:00Z AND Event_x00200_Date lt 2019-10-29T-00:00:00Z AND ClosedOut eq 'false'

Please let me know how you get on?

 

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Thanks Alan,

I tried adding a new get items step and added only ClosedOut eq 'false' by itself and it ends up returning all records whether ClosedOut is true or false.  I also tried it without the single quotes.

Hi @russrimm .

 

From memory, it may be the case that Filter query doesn't handle the boolean very well (I may be wrong, been a while) so I'd advise for this one, filter query on your dates then add a condition to test ClosedOut after that.

 

In the mean time, I will look to recreate by creating a list with a boolean and some dates and report back but if it were I, and the filter query wasn't working, just pop a condition after the get items using the code I mentioned initially and it will only pass the condition in line with what you tell it to.

 

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Thanks, Alan

Prafull
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The Get Items action in flow does not work with filter query if you pass true or false for Yes/No column. You need to use Boolean value. 
Try CloseOut eq '0'

Anonymous
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SOLUTION - Yes/No though display as "true/false" by PowerAutomate, but OData recognize as "1 and 0".  1 for Yes, 0 for No.

jbs_bs
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Hi,

 

In oData, use 1 to true, and 0 to false... 

 

e.g.: Columnname eq 0

Cedric
Regular Visitor

I've had the same question and I confirm the final solution to query a boolean column in the action 'Get items' is to use Columnname eq 0 (in the example CloseOut eq 0) - as explain by jbs_bs above.

ErikPauwels
Frequent Visitor

It seems I have exactly the same problem when I try to use the 'Filter query' on 'Get items' from a Sharepoint list.  The field 'RM' is  Yes/No.  When I use 'RM eq true' and it returns ALL items.  Same with 'false'.  When I query a text field it works perfectly.

PEEK CODE >>
        "parameters": {
            "dataset""https://xxx.com/sites/xxx",
            "table""xxx",
            "$filter""RM eq true"
        },

 

ErikPauwels
Frequent Visitor

true and false didn't work for me, but 0 and 1 worked 🙂 

Example for fieldname DM-CF

DM_x002d_CF eq 1, no quotes used just plain text

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