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SimpoFlow
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Flow failing between Forms and Power BI. Any help much appreciated.

I am trying to configure a flow from Microsoft Forms to Power BI.  I have this working ok, but when I add branching questions in Forms, I start receiving errors.

 

To explain further:

 

I essentially have a microsoft form containing a question with 3 options, A, B and C.  If the user selects A, the branching rules open all the subsequent A questions, then hides all the subsequent B and C questions.  Simialrly if B or C is selected.

 

I have a mixture of seperate Text and Numerical answers, however the flow always fails when one of the subsequent B questions is set as a 'Number' response in Power BI's dataset (see image below) and also one of the subsequent C questions set as a 'Number' response.

 

(Note there are no 'Number' format questions in the subsequent A questions.  I also have the Historical Data Analysis setting 'on' as I require allot of answers to be stored for review)

 

PBI1.png

 

 

A sample error is shown below:

 

{
"error": {
"code""InvalidRequest",
"message""Error parsing request for dataset sobe_wowvirtualserver|590941f8-8b6e-4502-b3ec-e424243a4562: Conversion error on column '<pi>Requirements Clear</pi>': <pi>Input string was not in a correct format.</pi>"
}
}
 
If I change all the format settings to all questions in Power BI to 'Text' then the flow passes and outputs in Power BI.  However it then views the numbers as text in Power BI.  
 
Does anyone know how I can fix this so I can have multiple 'Number' format branched questions in Forms, and for the flow to succesfully output these to Power BI without the above error?  Let me know if you need any further information.
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v-litu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @SimpoFlow,

Could you please share your flow configuration about put the data into the Power BI dataset?

 

I noticed that the data from MS Form is the string, and you want to put it into the column Project Status which Type is Number. maybe you can the previous step convert the data of MS form into integer, then put it again.

 

There is the reference of int() function:

functions-reference#int

 

Please have a try, I hope it can help you.

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Lin Tu

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