I m setting up a Microsoft Form to record employee on-boarding data (e.g. name, phonenr, client they will be working for, etc.) for our recruiting department.
Using Microsoft Flow my intention is that each recruitres response (=all data of a new employee) of the Form is forwarded to a sharepoint list and all values are recorded in dedicated column.
Everything works fine ....except for one scenario:
Questions using combo boxes.
The response of this question should go into a column which is already using lookup and looks like this :
Except for this kind of scenario (combo answer -> to lookup column) my forms setup works fine and looks like this:
Unfortunately I ve not been able to pass the response value to this field so that the identical value is being choosen from the lookup column.
Is this technically even possible?
Has anyone ever achieved this ?
Thank you very much for any kind of help or workaround in case this is technically not possible.
First I have a question. What is the reason you are using a lookup list in the SharePoint list for the working for column and for instance not just a single line of text column type?
Just tested this scenario and it looks like it isn't supported. A workaround would be to check the combobox answer and based on that use a switch case or some similar action. But looking at the dropdown list of the working for column that is probably not the best workaround since it contains a lot of values.
The issue you are experiencing is due to the fact that a SharePoint lookup column actually stores the ID of the item from the lookup list. To make your scenario work, you'll first need to use a GetItems action to retrieve the list item from the lookup list that matches the selected option. You'll use the ID of that item when creating the new list item.
In my example, I have a lookup list called LookupList - the value is sored in the title column. I have a SharePoint list called LookupConsumer with a lookup column called LookupCol. The value that I need to store in the lookup column from the Form is called Stooges.
Please note that I am using an OData filter in my get items action. Note the single quotes around the parameter.
I agree about the lookup column - it is almost always better to use a choice column over a lookup. That said, sometimes there are business rules that necessitate the use of a lookup.
Hi @Expiscornovus ,
we are using the lookup as the information is also being used else where.
However your input is much appreciated and has made us re-consider the use and set-up of the list.
Thanks for your input.
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