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Approval Comments Display Object Reference Instead of Value



I have a Flow using an Approval connector with custom responses. Responses include "Approve", "Approve with edits", and "Reject." If "Approve with edits" or "Reject" is chosen, then an email is generated which references the Approval comments. Until about last week, this worked fine with both options and the comments populated as expected. However, now the email is being populated with a refence to the value of "commentApprove with edits" only when "Approve with edits" is selected. The comments for the Approval when "Reject" is chosen still populate as expected.



I've tried removing and readding this reference in the Flow to no avail. There was no change to the structure of the flow in between when this was working properly and when it failed.


Any advice?




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The custom values cannot contain spaces. "Approve_With_Edits" returns comments submitted on the approval.

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Community Champion
Community Champion

If you could provide an expanded screenshot of your Flow and steps, and of any detailed error messages you're receiving we could likely better assist you.

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Hi Brad, 


Thank you for responding. Below are screenshots of the flow leading up to the problem step.


Flow pt 1.PNGFlow pt 2.PNG

The problem is with the left, bottom step: "Send notice of approval with edits to requester."


The [Comments] dynamic content node is producing the value of "{{commentApprove with edits.value}}." However, the rightmost step, "Send notice of rejection to requester", uses the same dynamic content node and produces the expected value.


I do not receive any error messages whatsoever. This seems to me like the dynamic content node is wrapping the programmatic reference in another set of curly braces which is then being interpreted as a string and not an object reference. 

Frequent Visitor

The custom values cannot contain spaces. "Approve_With_Edits" returns comments submitted on the approval.

Helper I
Helper I

i have a similar problem. I created an approval with 3 options, Approve, Reject and Rückfrage (query in english)

Whenever the third options is selected in the approval email and a random comment is added, this happens: 

{{Comment-3value}} is added for anything that was typed in the comment field


This is the Flow Approval:FLOW APPROVAL.PNG

i am happy for every advice 🙂

Hi HelplessMax, 


My experience has been that Flow doesn't handle "complex" strings well. I suspect your issue is with the umlauted character. Try using a value of "Ruckfrage" instead and see if the issue reoccurs. 


Hope this helps.

You are a legend! It workds finde now, the Umlaut"ü" was the the problem

Thanks again 🙂



Glad it helped!!

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