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Steve0
Microsoft
Microsoft

Parse out URLS from JSON String

I am trying to parse a JSON string for multiple URLS in the below text from "HTTPS" to the ",". I have code working that grabs the first URL perfectly but I am unsure how to loop through and get all the URLS separated out.

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Looking for four links formatted like this
https://m365x500140.sharepoint.com/sites/Mark8ProjectTeam/_layouts/15/Doc.aspx?sourcedoc=%7BB39CCDF3...

 

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DamoBird365
Super User
Super User

Hi @Steve0 

 

You want to use a select action. Make sure you turn on text mode for the select and insert the dynamic value for link. It will return and array of links. 

Damien

Here is how I solved it for others to leverage

GetFormFileLinks.png

Hi @Steve0 

 

Just an observation, looks like you're creating markdown, maybe for PVA?  You don't need the HTML to Text step as it removes HTML tags <br> <table> etc from raw HTML.  You are simply dealing with values from an object, which are already text strings in your case.

 

There is actually a post from this week about achieving this in PVA Solved: Re: PVA Return Sharepoint Files unable to Return I... - Power Platform Community (microsoft....

 

The select method I mentioned would look as follows:

 

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The output of the select gives you an array of names and links in the markdown format and then you use join() to bring those objects together as a string.

 

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If you want to add a return line to the string, you can join on decodeUriComponent('%0A').  The attached post also shows you how to bullet mark the list - if that's what you are looking for.

 

I noticed whilst testing this that PowerAutomate will sneakily remove the " " on the select when you return to the flow to edit.  The alternative to the screenshot I have provided is to construct a concat.

 

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Concat('[',item()?['{Name}'],'](',item()?['{Link}'],')')

broken down that is:

 

Concat('[', //opening square bracket

item()?['{Name}'], //file name

'](', //closing square bracket and opening bracket

item()?['{Link}'], //file link

')') //closing bracket

 

Hope that helps with understanding - even if it's not used for your solution right now 🙂

 

Damien

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