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Olivia_Dudley
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SubstringOf Query SharePoint Get Items Referencing Expanded Fields

Hi All,

 

I am having a difficult time figuring out how to create a filter based on nested data. If I add a Filter Query to my [SharePoint] Get Items action referencing CN, I have no problems. However, when referencing the nested data, I cannot get the query to return data. What is the proper syntax for getting the substring of a nested value?

 

Sample Filter Query

substringof('T',CN)

Nested Sample Filter Query (Not working)

substringof('C',V_ID/Value)

Sample Return Array Record

{
"@odata.etag": "\"3\"",
"ItemInternalId": "5859",
"ID": 5859,
"CN": "999-T06-99-AS-01",
"MA_ID": {
"@odata.type": "#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedReference",
"Id": 1352,
"Value": "Q24389PT"
},
"MA_ID#Id": 1352,
"C_RF": "Alice Smith",
"C_PM": "Georgia Muldrow",
"V_ID": {
"@odata.type": "#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedReference",
"Id": 42,
"Value": "ABC Company"
},
"V_ID#Id": 42,
"S_ID": {
"@odata.type": "#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedReference",
"Id": 2,
"Value": "Kamasi Washington"
}
}

 

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v-bacao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

 

Hi @Olivia_Dudley ,

 

I did a test on my side, it seems that the parameter required by the substringof() function is a field of type string.

Please consider using Filter array or Condition to filter items.

In addition, you could also use Parse JSON to parse the Body of Get items, which can also easily refer to the corresponding field value.

Please refer to this blog to learn more about the use of Parse JSON.

http://johnliu.net/blog/2018/6/a-thesis-on-the-parse-json-action-in-microsoft-flow

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-bacao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

 

Hi @Olivia_Dudley ,

 

I did a test on my side, it seems that the parameter required by the substringof() function is a field of type string.

Please consider using Filter array or Condition to filter items.

In addition, you could also use Parse JSON to parse the Body of Get items, which can also easily refer to the corresponding field value.

Please refer to this blog to learn more about the use of Parse JSON.

http://johnliu.net/blog/2018/6/a-thesis-on-the-parse-json-action-in-microsoft-flow

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Thanks @v-bacao-msft,

 

I am currently using the Select action to bring any nested fields to the same level. My workaround will have to be utilizing the Filter array action as suggested. Although, I'd like to see if someone has a solution where I could call on the nested string in the Filter Query property of the SharePoint Get Items action. This way, my data set does not need to be filtered twice.

 

Thanks for the link... John Liu is always a great resource!

Hi @Olivia_Dudley ,

 

I have a similar issue. How did you setup your filter array?

 

Thank you

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