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Helper II
Helper II

Sharepoint GetItems

Hi,

 

Please can you help me on an example syntax for the ODATA filter on the Sharepoint GetItems action?

 

I need to filter my sharepoint list to specific rows...

 

ie.. i have an expenses app (Created by me on powerapps) and i would like power automate to filter the Sharepoint Expenses list, based on whichever ExpenseNo (Unique number of each expense) is selected in my app.

 

I have so far created a variable which seems to be passing over to Power automate Correctly..but it seems to be invalid.

 

Here is my (example) syntax which comes out of the app...

ExpenseNo eq '1'and ExpenseNo eq '2'and ExpenseNo eq '3'and ExpenseNo eq

what would be the correct syntax?

 

Thankyou 🙂

 

Connor

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Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Hi!

Let's start with the basics... how is your 'ExpenseNo' column defined in sharepoint? Number? Single line of text? Multichoice? Other?

Please share a screenshot from Comuln Configuration if possible.

 

Now, assuming single value, type number the expression example given does not make sense...

ExpenseNo eq '1'and ExpenseNo eq '2'and ExpenseNo eq '3'and ExpenseNo eq

...since a single item cannot hav several values '1', '2' and '3' at the same time. Now, if you need to get items with value 1 or value 2 or value 3, you need to use or operator instead

 

If single value, type number, I would try with the a simple expression, then increment complexity if need to search for several values:

ExpenseNo eq 1

 

But, the fastest way to deal with ODATA expresions is by temporarily remove them, then execute the flow for troubleshooting purposes, inspect flow execution, then review output from 'Get items' action block.

In 'Get items' output scroll to search for ExpenseNo Sharepoint internal name (95% of the times it is the same as displayed on the browser, but sometimes differ) then inspect value assigned (inside double quotes? no doublequotes? object? array?). If you need further assistance please share a screenshot from the outputs so we can see ExpenseNo related stuff

 

Thanx!

 

 



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Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Hi!

Let's start with the basics... how is your 'ExpenseNo' column defined in sharepoint? Number? Single line of text? Multichoice? Other?

Please share a screenshot from Comuln Configuration if possible.

 

Now, assuming single value, type number the expression example given does not make sense...

ExpenseNo eq '1'and ExpenseNo eq '2'and ExpenseNo eq '3'and ExpenseNo eq

...since a single item cannot hav several values '1', '2' and '3' at the same time. Now, if you need to get items with value 1 or value 2 or value 3, you need to use or operator instead

 

If single value, type number, I would try with the a simple expression, then increment complexity if need to search for several values:

ExpenseNo eq 1

 

But, the fastest way to deal with ODATA expresions is by temporarily remove them, then execute the flow for troubleshooting purposes, inspect flow execution, then review output from 'Get items' action block.

In 'Get items' output scroll to search for ExpenseNo Sharepoint internal name (95% of the times it is the same as displayed on the browser, but sometimes differ) then inspect value assigned (inside double quotes? no doublequotes? object? array?). If you need further assistance please share a screenshot from the outputs so we can see ExpenseNo related stuff

 

Thanx!

 

 



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Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Hi @cjs321 

 

You can check this post out as well: https://sharepains.com/2018/11/12/sharepoint-get-items-odata-filter-query/

 

Lots of coverage on odata queries. 

 

Hope this Helps!

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