cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
BuckFeris2
New Member

Checking Data in a Table Fails

So this is one of those things about Power Automate that makes me want to stop using it. Getting someone's email address is the worlds biggest pain when it doesn't have to be. The way I usually do it is to simply make a table with two columns, the name of the person and their email. And yes, they are spelled correctly. This works every time. Until now.

 

coordinator.png

 

This part of the flow checks this table and fails every time:

 

wrong.png

 

There is a drop down in the form where you pick the coordinator whose work you are checking. The drop down answers coincide with employee Display Names. I check the table for a row looking for the Display Name, and then I grab the email address in the next column. I have done this on countless other flows and now this one is not working. To isolate mistakes I even copied a flow that works already in exactly the same way, changed all the tables, and it still doesn't work.

 

Has something changed? Have they made it even harder to work with Display Names? If I ever pause one of my other flows that works in exactly the same way, is it going to break and stop working?

1 REPLY 1
ekarim2020
Super User
Super User

Check your key value - this will be case sensitive. Below tom and Tom return different results:

ekarim2020_0-1629017526126.png

Ellis

Helpful resources

Announcements
MPA Virtual Workshop Carousel 768x460.png

Register for a Free Workshop

Learn to digitize and optimize business processes and connect all your applications to share data in real time.

New Process Advisor Capabilities carousel.png

Read the blog for the latest news

Read the latest about new experiences and capabilities in the Power Automate product blog.

PA Survey Carousel Image.png

We want to hear from you!

If you are a small business ISV/Reseller, share your thoughts with our research team.

AI Builder AMA June 7th carousel (up on May 25th, take down June 8th) (1).png

'Ask Microsoft Anything' about AI Builder!

The AI Builder team invite you to ask questions and provide helpful answers at our next AMA.

Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (1,612)