When I want to reference individual items of a list, I can use the ID easily. IDs are assigned for new items sequentially and unique.

However if I save an ID into a string variable to use it for other purposes I get a gibberish long thing which apparently contains the ID of the list and the internal ID.


e2db568a-8e97-4f73-b6f5-f9b395f8870c: 3

Of course I could split() the string to get rid of the list part, but it is perhaps a unsafe way not knowing the structure of the gibberish.

There must be a more easy way to access the integer. I assume I can access it directly by some ()?[] trickery.

  • What is the trigger of your flow? how you are setting value of variable? Apr 22, 2021 at 13:02

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If you are using any one of the triggers of SharePoint Connector triggers, you can easily access list item ID using below expression:


Also, you can select the ID property from dynamic content (as you are already doing it). Both above cases working perfectly fine for me while storing item ID in string variable.


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I have also tested using integer variable & it is giving results same as above screenshots.

  • perhaps I have to copy it into a variable first. I will check that along with your other comment.
    – Ariser
    Apr 22, 2021 at 17:03
  • Yes, use initialize variable action to save the ID. If string variable is not working then try using "integer" variable. Apr 22, 2021 at 17:04

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