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svignesh
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Get the parameters from the trigger in Power Automate

Is it possible to get the value of the Parameters that are present in the PowerAutomate triggers? 

 

I am using "For a selected file" trigger and I have Site URL and the Library selected in it. Can I access these values inside any of the actions/variables in Power Automate?

 

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I clicked on Peek Code and saw that the value of site url and library ID are present in it

 

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Is there a way to access these values? 

 

I tried using the parameters('dataset') function in expressions to assign the value to a variable, but it was only giving the below error

 

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Hi @svignesh  and @yashag2255

 

I've just tested and the following string is working:

 

trigger()?['inputs']?['parameters']?['dataset']
 
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VictorIvanidze
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Try this:
actions('youractionname')?['inputs']?['parameters']?['dataset']
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@VictorIvanidze  I tried this, but its not letting me save

 

actions('For a selected file')?['inputs']?['parameters']?['dataset']
 

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Could you provide full code view of 'For a selected file' action?

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Diksha
Resolver IV
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Hi @svignesh ,

 

Click on the Value of Set variable to set the values from trigger ( For a selected file ) .
In the right corner you will see a list of Dynamic content for the trigger you have used . 
You can use any of them as a value in your flow for further processing . 

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Hello @VictorIvanidze , 

 

Below is what I have in the code view (FYI, it is just a out of the box, For A selected file trigger with values selected for Site and Library

{
    "kind": "ApiConnection",
    "splitOn": "@triggerBody()['rows']",
    "inputs": {
        "schema": {
            "type": "object",
            "properties": {
                "rows": {
                    "type": "array",
                    "items": {
                        "type": "object",
                        "properties": {
                            "entity": {
                                "type": "object",
                                "properties": {
                                    "itemUrl": {
                                        "title": "itemUrl",
                                        "type": "string"
                                    },
                                    "ID": {
                                        "title": "ID",
                                        "type": "integer",
                                        "format": "int64"
                                    }
                                },
                                "required": [
                                    "itemUrl",
                                    "ID"
                                ]
                            }
                        },
                        "required": [
                            "entity"
                        ]
                    }
                }
            },
            "required": [
                "rows"
            ]
        },
        "host": {
            "connection": {
                "name": "@parameters('$connections')['shared_sharepointonline']['connectionId']"
            }
        },
        "operationId": "ForASelectedFileHybridTrigger",
        "parameters": {
            "dataset": "https://tenantname.sharepoint.com/sites/SiteName",
            "table": "xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxx-xxxx"
        }
    }
}

 

@Diksha Yeah I am able to get the Item URL and other properties, but I am looking to get the Site URL that I have selected in the trigger.  I am trying to avoid string manipulation for getting the Site URL and library name from Item URL 

 

 

Hi @svignesh 

 

I believe you cannot access the properties from the peek code in the further actions in the flow. You cannot use the actions() function as the output you are looking from is from a trigger. I have checked and the details you are trying to get are not returned from the trigger outputs/ trigger body as well. So if it is just the site URL, you might actually have to use string manipulations to get that. 

 

Hope this Helps!

 

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Hi @svignesh,

 

I forgot the flow dislikes white spaces.

 

Try this (note underscores):

 

actions('For_a_selected_file')?['inputs']?['parameters']?['dataset']

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Hi @yashag2255,

 

you wrote: "I believe you cannot access the properties from the peek code in the further actions in the flow."

 

Well I can - see my answer to the topic starter.

 

Could you please provide me an example where you cannot access such property and I'll try to reproduce the issue?

 

 

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Hi @VictorIvanidze 

 

Can you share a screenshot of the flow with a successful run using the expression: 

actions('For_a_selected_file')?['inputs']?['parameters']?['dataset']

 

to access the peek code property for dataset? 

 

Per my understanding the actions() function can only be used on actions and not triggers.

 

Hope this Helps!

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@svignesh 

 

I have tried this one and it worked: Note: You will have to use the Power Automate Management connector for this. 

 

In the first compose action, use the expression workflow()

 

In the get flow action, select the environment and then in the flow, select enter custom value and use the expression: 

outputs('Compose')?['name']
 
Lastly, in compose 2, expression: 
outputs('Get_Flow')?['body/properties/definition']?['triggers']?['manual']?['inputs']?['parameters']?['dataset']

 

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Outputs: 

 

 

Hope this Helps!

 

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Hi @svignesh  and @yashag2255

 

I've just tested and the following string is working:

 

trigger()?['inputs']?['parameters']?['dataset']
 
trigpar1.png
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Contact me if you are interested in custom Power Automate development.

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