cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
codevenkat

Power Automate Fundamentals # 42: Get Lookup Field Text in Power Automate

Power Automate Fundamentals # 42: Get Lookup Field Text in Power Automate

 

Introduction:

In Power Automate one of the common scenarios was to extract Look up Field Text which will be a nightmare for the people who are new to Power Automate about how to extract details of lookup field. As an example, on update of Contact Table, Account Details will be extracted.

 

Step 1:

Login to the required Power Apps environment using URL make.powerapps.com by providing username and password and click on Flows on the left-hand side as shown in the below figure.

Get Lookup Field Text in Power Automate Figure 1.jpg

 

Step 2:

After Step 1, Click on New Flow and select automated cloud flow and choose the trigger as when a row is added.modified or deleted under Dataverse Connector and click on Create as shown in the below figure.

Get Lookup Field Text in Power Automate Figure 2.jpg

 

Step 3:

After Step 2, name the flow as Get Lookup Field Text and step as When a row is added, modified or deleted [ Contact Table Updates] with the following values as inputs

 

Change type : Modified

Table name : Contacts

Scope : Organization

 

as shown in the below figure.

Get Lookup Field Text in Power Automate Figure 3.jpg

 

Step 4:

After Step 3, take new step and select Dataverse Connector and under Dataverse select action Get a row by ID and name the step as Get a row by ID [ Get Account details based on Account Lookup] and select Company Name Value under step When a row is added, modified or deleted [ Contact Table Updates] with the following values as inputs

 

Table name : Accounts

Row ID : Company Name (value) {triggerOutputs()?['body/_parentcustomerid_value']}

 

as shown in the below figure

Get Lookup Field Text in Power Automate Figure 4.jpg

 

Step 5:

After Step 4, take compose action and name it as Extract Account Name and under Inputs select Account name from Get a row by ID [ Get Account details based on Account Lookup] step

 

Inputs : Account Name {outputs('Get_a_row_by_ID_[_Get_Account_details_based_on_Account_Lookup]')?['body/name']}

 

Get Lookup Field Text in Power Automate Figure 5.jpg

 

Step 6:

After Step 5, save the flow and now open contact record and update as shown in the below figure

Get Lookup Field Text in Power Automate Figure 6.jpg

 

Step 7:

After Step 6, now go to the flow run and observe Account name was extracted in the compose action as shown in the below figure

Get Lookup Field Text in Power Automate Figure 7.jpg

 

Note:

  1. Make sure to save and run the flow whenever you try expressions.

 

Conclusion: In this way we can extract lookup value name during update of a table using Power Automate Flow easily.

Comments
Meet Our Blog Authors
  • Experienced Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Office 365, Azure, SharePoint Online, PowerShell, Nintex, K2, SharePoint Designer workflow automation, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, PowerShell, Active Directory, Operating Systems, Networking, and JavaScript. Strong consulting professional with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) focused in Information Technology from Mumbai University.
  • I am a Microsoft Business Applications MVP and a Senior Manager at EY. I am a technology enthusiast and problem solver. I work/speak/blog/Vlog on Microsoft technology, including Office 365, Power Apps, Power Automate, SharePoint, and Teams Etc. I am helping global clients on Power Platform adoption and empowering them with Power Platform possibilities, capabilities, and easiness. I am a leader of the Houston Power Platform User Group and Power Automate community superuser. I love traveling , exploring new places, and meeting people from different cultures.
  • Blog site: https://ganeshsanapblogs.wordpress.com/ MCT | SharePoint, Microsoft 365 and Power Platform Consultant | Contributor on SharePoint StackExchange, Techcommunity
  • Encodian Owner / Founder - Ex Microsoft Consulting Services - Architect / Developer - 20 years in SharePoint - PowerPlatform Fan
  • Founder of SKILLFUL SARDINE, a company focused on productivity and the Power Platform. You can find me on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/manueltgomes and twitter http://twitter.com/manueltgomes. I also write at https://www.manueltgomes.com, so if you want some Power Automate, SharePoint or Power Apps content I'm your guy 🙂
  • I am the Owner/Principal Architect at Don't Pa..Panic Consulting. I've been working in the information technology industry for over 30 years, and have played key roles in several enterprise SharePoint architectural design review, Intranet deployment, application development, and migration projects. I've been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 12 consecutive years and am also a Microsoft Certified SharePoint Masters (MCSM) since 2013.
  • Big fan of Power Platform technologies and implemented many solutions.
  • Passionate #Programmer #SharePoint #SPFx #M365 #Power Platform| Microsoft MVP | SharePoint StackOverflow, Github, PnP contributor
  • Web site – https://kamdaryash.wordpress.com Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM149rFkLNgerSvgDVeYTZQ/