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Lefty
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/ in filter query failing

Hi,

 

I have a half working flow. I have a parallel branch in which 1 condition works fine as the filter query I am using for one, isn't referring any SP columns with special characters.

The other query is trying to locate all date items under Supervisor/DirectorDate column, and it appears this is failing:

(Supervisor/DirectorDateReceived lt '@{body('Substring_5')}') and (Status eq 'submitted') 

How do I fix the syntax please?

I get the following error:

Column 'Supervisor' does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user.
clientRequestId: e

 

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RobElliott
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@Lefty the / in the column name is most likely to be the problem. Go to the list settings, edit the column and look at the end of the address bar where the Field= which gives you the internal column name. It will be something like Supervisor_x002f_Director.... and THAT is what you need you to use in your filter query.

 

(Just as a personal preference in case it helps, I never use special characters or spaces in column names which are going to be referenced in Power Automate or Power Apps, it just creates hassle)

 

Rob
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RobElliott
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@Lefty the / in the column name is most likely to be the problem. Go to the list settings, edit the column and look at the end of the address bar where the Field= which gives you the internal column name. It will be something like Supervisor_x002f_Director.... and THAT is what you need you to use in your filter query.

 

(Just as a personal preference in case it helps, I never use special characters or spaces in column names which are going to be referenced in Power Automate or Power Apps, it just creates hassle)

 

Rob
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Lefty
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@RobElliott 

 

I'd actually already tried that too prior to posting the question and I got the same error:

 

'Supervisor_x002f_DirectorDateReceived' does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user.

 

You are right, I don't tend to either. This was one of the earlier apps I developed, in fact the first app I developed a couple or so years ago. I would always remove spaces from any SP fields, but of course didn't expect the / to cause me this much hassle back then, I don't use any specials characters in any of my other apps/flows

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