Choice Fields in SharePoint

I have a list with a choice field where I can select multiple options.

Now depending on which option has been selected I want to run some steps in Flow. This could be difficult. The logic of field equals value doesn’t work as I might have multiple values selected.

Dynamic content in Flow

Choice fields in Flow

This is where Flow makes things easy for you.

My Choice column is called Checks.

Multi Select options in SharePoint

In my form I can pick form 3 different options.

Now when I look in Microsoft Flow I can see 3 different Checks.

  • Checks
  • Check Item
  • Checks Value

Which one should I use?

 

Checks returns you a json objects as an array so that you can step through the different options selected in your tick box.

 

 

Checks

this option is good if you would like to get hold of the other information in your json. For example the Id of the option.

Check fields in json

 

Check Item

The Check Item gives you the full json as a single array object that you can work with. If for example you want to count the number of item selected you might want to use this.

Compose action showing values

 

Checks Value

Now finally the option that I was after, Checks Value.

Get just the values of a multi select

This simply gives me the options that I’m after. Now I want to run different steps depending on the options selected. A plain switch would not work, however we are inside the Apply to Each. With a switch inside the Apply to each we can get the flow to run something for each option that could be selected in my choice field.

Options in an Apply to each

 

 

 

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