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Amran
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PVA Data Lookup

I want to create a chatbot for information services and check for goods order status in the procurement department. This chatbot will function as an information / helpdesk section. Can I create a chatbot that allows users to search the status of the order process by matching the transaction number with our OneDrive Excel Procurement Database (lookup) ?

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renatoromao
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Hi @Amran ,

 

Yes, sure, you can do it!

You can use the logic around the Power Automate following this video: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Bot-Sharing-Gallery/Health-bot-Calculate-your-BMI-metrics/td-p/6...

 

Basically, you need to create a question inside the PVA topic that gets the order number to the user.

When you get the order number, you can send the number to the Power Automate workflow like an input.

Inside the Power Automate workflow, you can connect with the Excel file using the OneDrive connector: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/onedrive/

 

When you get the data from your Excel file, you can return to the PVA following my video and create a message inside the PVA topic to show the output variable.


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Renato Romão,

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Thanks for your enlightment,. i'm still new in this. what script do i use to call this power automate action? 

 

Amran_1-1602216315098.png

 

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Hi @Amran ,

 

You need to have the "Return value(s) to Power Virtual Agents" block as the last item. That's the return block for the flow, which hands off the results to the bot.

 

Can you try moving that to the end and try again?

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renatoromao
Super User
Super User

Hi @Amran ,

 

Yes, sure, you can do it!

You can use the logic around the Power Automate following this video: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Bot-Sharing-Gallery/Health-bot-Calculate-your-BMI-metrics/td-p/6...

 

Basically, you need to create a question inside the PVA topic that gets the order number to the user.

When you get the order number, you can send the number to the Power Automate workflow like an input.

Inside the Power Automate workflow, you can connect with the Excel file using the OneDrive connector: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/onedrive/

 

When you get the data from your Excel file, you can return to the PVA following my video and create a message inside the PVA topic to show the output variable.


Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!
Thanks!

Renato Romão,

Connect with me here 😉

Power Virtual Agents course (+2.650 students) : English | Português

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Thanks for your enlightment,. i'm still new in this. what script do i use to call this power automate action? 

 

Amran_1-1602216315098.png

 

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i got this error message as well :

 

Amran_0-1602216719533.png

 

Hi @Amran ,

 

You need to have the "Return value(s) to Power Virtual Agents" block as the last item. That's the return block for the flow, which hands off the results to the bot.

 

Can you try moving that to the end and try again?

View solution in original post

Thank you for your support.

stevenls
Helper IV
Helper IV

hopefully someone will see this reply.  How are you passing the variable that is coming in from the PVA to the vlookup in the script field - I am stuck with that very thing.

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