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Kenright771
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Split Repeating String with Carriage Return

Hello,

 

I am totally stumped on something that is probably pretty easy - I’m new to PA and only know basic coding. I’m not at my pc right now so can’t provide screenshots of my flow, but can do tomorrow. I can’t quit thinking about this!!

 

I have a SharePoint list with a multi text column that is fed from a PowerApp gallery. In this gallery the user lists multiple names and qualifications for each job, so each SharePoint ID can have multiple people listed in this column with 5 items each: name, 4 digit ID, task, expiration date, and ‘ok’. Each attribute is separated by a comma and each new entry/person is separated by a carriage return. 

 

I create a string variable that separates by comma but when I try to load this into an array it doesn’t break out properly I think because of the carriage return. So let’s say SharePoint ID 10 has three people listed in the multi-text column with 5 attributes each, so 15 items. The array I create shows as:

[

John Doe,1234,training,10/10/20,ok\rJane Doe,5678,testing,1/1/2021,ok\r,Tim Doe,9876,certification,9/5/20,ok\r

]

 

Ultimately I want to pull the name and expiration date for each person to load into a separate SP list that tracks expiration dates. 

I feel like I’m over complicating this or missing a step. That carriage return is really throwing me for a loop. 

Help me Oh Wise Ones!! 

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Phew, I have a lot to learn!  But between @KranthiTupakula's help as well as this post: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/How-do-you-split-items-inside-an-array/td-p/55150..., I was able to figure it out.  

 

Thank you very much @KranthiTupakula for getting me on the right track.

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KranthiTupakula
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@Kenright771 

 

You can use below format to split the string first and load it into an array and then split it again in foreach loop.

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@KranthiTupakula,

 

Thank you very much for the quick reply.  I still seem to be running into the same problem where my line breaks\carriage returns won't split out of the string, even trying what you suggested....if I did it right.

 

Just FYI, my first split is also running into an Apply to Each loop because I have a Yes\No condition to help filter down the data.  Here is what I am getting returned after my first split:

Peek Code.pngFlowOutput.png

 

Kenright771
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I might have this figured out with splitUri.  I wasn’t able to work on it much today but will update this tomorrow if I get that to work. 

Phew, I have a lot to learn!  But between @KranthiTupakula's help as well as this post: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/How-do-you-split-items-inside-an-array/td-p/55150..., I was able to figure it out.  

 

Thank you very much @KranthiTupakula for getting me on the right track.

Glad to hear that i was able to at the least assist you and have you on the right track.

Please @ mention me if you have any questions in the future.

 

Happy App Building.

 

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Hi @Kenright771 ,

 

I realized that you wanted to divide the String structure from your problem according to the '\ r' character, that is, a subline. You wrote that you overcame this problem. I also examined the shared links here, but I could not split according to a sub-line.

Can you share how you solved this problem?

Thank you from now.

Anonymous
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 After the part that says "\ n \ n" in this area is on the bottom line and I want to split it according to the bottom line. For this Split Separator; I've tried '% 0A', '\ n', '\ n \ n', ''. So I tried to split in 4 different options but still couldn't.

If it is still relevant (to somebody) 

I did that using some magic: 

replace (replace (variables('Addresses'), decodeUriComponent('%0D'), ';'), decodeUriComponent('%0A'), ';')

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