I'm doing some REST calls in a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow and putting the response in a Dictionary variable.

I've read several tutorials about the Dictionary structure and kinda understand it, but I'm a very visual person. I would like to be able to see the items in my dictionary. Is there a way to inspect it?

I tried logging it to the workflow history, but nothing comes out.

The tutorials and posts I've found talk about using a chrome extension to examine the REST results, but that isn't telling me what is actually going on in my workflow.

Has anybody else figure this out?

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I don't know if there is a way to visualize the dictionary from SharePoint Designer. You'll have to just remember that Dictionary in json form means {} and each line item in the dictionary means another key/value set, or alternatively a key/dictionary set.

Person {

   Name: "Mike",
   Gender: "Male",
   Address: {
              StreetNumber: 433,
              StreetName: "Red Street",
              City: "St. Paul",
              State: "Minnesota"

All are key/value pairs, but Address is a key/dictionary pair. You'd just have to write it out manually on pencil and paper to get a good visualization.

  • Unless it isn't working at all like you expect and there seems to be no way to peer into what is going on!
    – Rothrock
    Commented Aug 25, 2016 at 20:38

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