Using Microsoft Lists as a data source, I am trying to generate a PowerFlow that sends an email 30 days prior to the due date to the owner.
For my list I have the following 'table' structure:
|Title (type = single line text)||Description (type = multi-line text)||Due Date (type=date)||Owner (type = person or group)|
|Obj 1||This is a description||8/15/2021||[validated AD user]|
Everything works fine if I specify a static email address in the "send an email v2" step. If I try and pull the email address of the owner using content from the previous Get-items step, it throws me into a loop. Here is a step-by-step depiction:
Step 1: Select "Dynamic Content" and search for Owner. Remember that the Owner column is a "people or groups" type column and validates the user upon entry into the list. I select owner.
Step 2: In the next step, I've already selected "owner" from the drop-down. The "Apply to each" pane shows up magically with the "select an output from previous steps" auto-populated as "value".
Step 3: I open up the "send email" pane and this is what's auto-populated. If I try to save it with the "To:" field as the "owner" dynamic value, I get an error message, "Flow save failed with code 'OpenApiOperationParameterValidationFailed' and message 'Input parameter 'emailMessage' validation failed in workflow operation 'Send_an_email_(V2)': The parameter with value '"@items('Apply_to_each')['Owner']"' in path 'emailMessage/To' with type/format 'Array' is not convertibleto type/format 'String/email'.'. Which means that there is no automatic conversion of the validated user to the email address. So I change "Owner" to "Owner email" (see next step), which allows me to save it.
Step 4: Change the dynamic value to Owner Email, which allows me to save.
Step 5: Notice that now there are TWO "Apply to each" steps (this happens automatically when I replace "owner" with "owner email" for the dynamic value. Notice there was only one in the previous step.
Step 5: The test run fails with the following error messages:
Any thoughts? What am I doing that's so bone-headed here? Thanks in advance.
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