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Allow self reference on action 'SetVariable'

Selfreference is a very common feature when working with variables, i.e.:

i=i+1;

myString = concat(myString,'blablabla');

myArray = skip (myArray,1);

 

However, current Flow "Set variable" action block implementation does not support it, so you are forced to duplicate variables and declare an auxiliar one everytime you need selfreference. The only exception I've found so far is with int variables, as there is already an "Increment variable" action block.

 

Do any other Flow users also miss this feature?

 

 

Status: Under Review

This would be a very useful fix, thank you for your feedback.

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Level: Powered On

I use this all the time for scripting in other areas besides Flow. Not sure why this isn't implented especially for string manipulation and other things. Would be great to see this enabled instead of having to create multiple variables to modify strings ect.

Anonymous
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Basic and simple requirement. Makes the tooling look stupid TBH.

Power Automate Staff
Status changed to: Under Review

This would be a very useful fix, thank you for your feedback.

Level: Power Up

Agree!

Level: Powered On

come on man... the variable itself is even available in the picker, how can you not allow this?  PLEASE.