09-18-2019 14:02 PM
In this video, I am walking through how you can determine if something exists within a SharePoint list. The exact same technique can be used for a much largely range of connectors.
Quite often, we see questions within the community related to "I only want to create a list item if it doesn't already exist". If it doesn't exist, then I can create an item, if it does exist then I can do something else e.g. an update. Within Part 1 of this two-part episode, we'll look at how we can use the Filter Array action to achieve our goal.
This method is particularly useful for carrying out more complex checks e.g. if I want to look for something that contains a value, rather than a straight is equal to. Whilst this is a useful technique, I'm not a huge fan of doing my checks this way as I don't like the extra step in my Flow. You'll see my preferred method in Part 2. For now, I hope you find this useful.
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