Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Helper II
Helper II

If Statement is considered Invalid



I have this if statement that I'm like 99% sure it's written correctly, but power automate keeps saying it's invalid. 




The code is above, I'm using this format for multiple variables since it's for an approval route. Basically with this piece, I'm trying to use it in an email body to list who hasn't approved the file yet. So I'm want it to display name if the variable to check whether the field is blank is false (field does not have to be filled out) and to also break line or start a new line with each name. 


I know that I can enter and do this myself, but I didn't want to have awkward gaps between names since not every field will be filled out. I have 20 different approval requests, but they will never all be filled out at the same time, but to make my life easier I want to make it so I don't have to do anything and it'll show the names with nice formatting through expressions. 


This worked in a different test, but now it doesn't. 


I'm also using basically the same format to display the email of the person approving, which works fine. 



Can someone verify that I wrote it correctly? 




Accepted Solutions

I think you might have a missing open bracket after the question mark - ?['Hardware....


try that and keep us posted.





View solution in original post


I think you might have a missing open bracket after the question mark - ?['Hardware....


try that and keep us posted.







Thank you for pointing that out! It was the missing piece. Sometimes it's so hard to catch those little mistakes. 



Helpful resources

Power Platform Conf 2022 768x460.jpg

Join us for Microsoft Power Platform Conference

The first Microsoft-sponsored Power Platform Conference is coming in September. 100+ speakers, 150+ sessions, and what's new and next for Power Platform.

New Ideas Forum MPA.jpg

A new place to submit your Ideas for Power Automate

Announcing a new way to share your feedback with the Power Automate Team.

MPA Virtual Workshop Carousel 768x460.png

Register for a Free Workshop

Learn to digitize and optimize business processes and connect all your applications to share data in real time.

Super User 2 - 2022 Congratulations 768x460.png

Welcome Super Users

The Super User program for 2022- Season 2 has kicked off!

Users online (4,144)