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I am using SharePoint online as a platform where I have a custom form which has multiselect dropdown control. I'm saving the values of the control using ";" in the single line of text field.

Now I want to iterate each of the values which are saved in the field using MS Flow and for example if there are 4 values such as "abc;xyz;hi;hello", I then want these values to be inserted in another list with each value being an item (row) with title column.

Any help on this would be appreciated.

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  1. Initialize variable action initialize an array value.In string function, you could find the split function.

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 split('abc;xyz;hi;hello',';')

2.Apply to each action and use create item action in it. enter image description here

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You can follow below approach:

  1. Add Compose action and use split() function to split the string by ; and get array of substrings.
  2. Then use Apply to each action on Output of compose action
  3. Inside Apply to each action create a new item in 2nd list using Create item action.

Working flow in action:

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Split function formula:

split(outputs('Get_item')?['body/Title'], ';')

Where outputs('Get_item')?['body/Title'] is a column with multiple values separated by ;

Input to Flow:

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Output - items create in SharePoint list:

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For more information check below references:

  1. split string and apply for each
  2. Split string into array of characters - empty delimiter not working

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