Last week, Kent Weare from the Microsoft Flow team illustrated the usage of the very convenient and elegant oData Filter in Microsoft Flow. Read his blog post to have a good background on OData and Flow.
As a follow-up of this blog post I would like to get a little bit deeper with a more specific example that I had to solve last year : filtering on a nested field like the e-mail address of a SharePoint Person column.
If you have the following SharePoint list with 2 columns of type Person or Group : Managee and Manager
…and your flow needs to retrieve the Manager of ‘serge luca’ (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The oData filter query will be the following :
How did I know this ?
Use the Get items action in your flow without using any filter, debug it and check the output JSON : we get something like this :
so Managee/Email is the good filter syntax : indeed Email is the nested field and its path is Managee/Email.
…and yes the Eq operator is very case sensitive 🙂 Managee/email won’t work 🙂