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I have a problem with Initialize variable

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The variable 'Varperiodo' of type 'Array' cannot be initialized or updated with value of type 'String'. The variable 'Varperiodo' only supports values of types 'Array'

[
{
"periodo"; "Month",
"number":1
},
{
"periodo"; "Week",
"number": 1
},
{
"periodo"; "Day",
"number": 1
}
]

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Hi @Paulina23 

 

I got the reason why the error is showing up.

 

see the array which you provided in the question 

 

[
{
"periodo"; "Month",
"number":1
},
{
"periodo"; "Week",
"number": 1
},
{
"periodo"; "Day",
"number": 1
}
]

 

after periodo property, there is a semi-colon used for specifying value, which is wrong in case of json object. That is why you got the error. To resolve this use this array structure 

[
{
"periodo": "Month",
"number":1
},
{
"periodo": "Week",
"number": 1
},
{
"periodo":"Day",
"number": 1
}
]

 

This will definetly work in initialize variable action.

 

@CFernandes 

Your expression was converting a string to array format which would consider the single string as single element in the array , I think this was not expected result

 

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CFernandes
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Hello @Paulina23 

 

Can you try the below

 

CFernandes_0-1697734614383.png

 

array(outputs('Compose'))
 

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Pstork1
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You need to do it as a two step process. Switch the variable you have above to a string variable then create a variable of type array and use the JSON() function to convert the string to an array.  I also noticed you are using semicolons after "preiodo".  They should be colons.



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Hi @Paulina23 

 

I got the reason why the error is showing up.

 

see the array which you provided in the question 

 

[
{
"periodo"; "Month",
"number":1
},
{
"periodo"; "Week",
"number": 1
},
{
"periodo"; "Day",
"number": 1
}
]

 

after periodo property, there is a semi-colon used for specifying value, which is wrong in case of json object. That is why you got the error. To resolve this use this array structure 

[
{
"periodo": "Month",
"number":1
},
{
"periodo": "Week",
"number": 1
},
{
"periodo":"Day",
"number": 1
}
]

 

This will definetly work in initialize variable action.

 

@CFernandes 

Your expression was converting a string to array format which would consider the single string as single element in the array , I think this was not expected result

 

Thanks & Regards,

Nived N 🚀

LinkedIn: Nived N's LinkedIn
YouTube: Nived N's YouTube Channel

🔍 Found my answer helpful? Please consider marking it as the solution!
Your appreciation keeps me motivated. Thank you! 🙌

 

 

 

@Nived_Nambiar I'm sorry, but I disagree.  If you just embed the JSON string format of an array in the initialize Variable statement it won't work, even if you fix the syntax error.  Try it and you'll find that you still get the error saying its a string not an array.



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@Pstork1 

 

Did you meant this way ?

Nived_Nambiar_0-1697735983932.png

 

But when tried i am not getting any error 

 

 

I stand corrected. I tried just that about an hour ago and got the string error message. Just tried it again and it now works.



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@Nived_Nambiar Correct... I misread... Your solution should work...

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