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How to return a list value to PVA

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HI,

 

I have a multiple rows of data for a single District Name which is also a column value. When user input the district name, how to search and get all the multiple rows of data for that district and display it in PVA Chat  Bot. If I use "List Rows Present In a Table", it does not allow the row values to get displayed in the Return action stating error as :  "The output you selected is inside a collection and needs to be looped over to be accessed. This action cannot be inside a foreach."

 

Total no of columns is 5.

 

what is the solution, please suggest.

Karthik

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    Pstork1 63,059 on at
    Re: How to return a list value to PVA

    Another way to do this is to use the markdown features and Append to a string to create a formatted table to return to the Chat.  The table can then be displayed as a list.  Take a look at the following article.

    How to make your Teams bots richer with markdown – Vesa Nopanen – My Teams & Microsoft 365 Day (myteamsday.com)

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    Jcook 7,765 on at
    Re: How to return a list value to PVA

    Hello @KarthikLohan 

     

    Unfortunately, you cannot pass arrays back to PVA at this time.

     

    As a work around you can do the following:

    Add a String Variable, Inside the Loop use an Append to String Variable action (This is used to add all the data from the Loop into one variable).

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     Now outside the Loop you can pass in the String Variable back to PVA:

    Jcook_1-1618329590764.png

     

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