Usage Of JSON Function In Power Automate

Introduction

In Power Automate, at times we must work on JSON with String Values as input. We can use the JSON function in power automate to convert string values to JSON and perform related operations. As an example, string values are separated with a comma, and also XML string values are used.

Step 1

Login to the required Power Apps environment using URL make.powerapps.com by providing username and password and clicking on Flows on the left-hand side as shown in the below figure.

Usage of JSON Function in Power Automate

Step 2

After step 1, Click on New Flow and select instant cloud flow and provide the trigger as Manually trigger a flow and click on Create as shown in the below figure.

Usage of JSON Function in Power Automate

Step 3

After step 2, name flow as JSON Function and take initialize variable and name it as Set the String Names variable to contain a set of names with the following fields

Name : Names
Type : String
Value :
["Tom","James","Nancy","Rick"]

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of JSON Function in Power Automate

Step 4

After step 3, take compose action and name it as Convert String Names to JSON and provide,

Input value : json(value: string)
As
json(variables('Names'))

and click on ok/ update as shown in the below figure.

Usage of JSON Function in Power Automate

Step 5

After step 4, take compose variable and name it Set the XMLExample variable to contain a set of names and provide

Inputs : XMLExample
Type : String
Value :
<notification>
<to>Venkat</to>
<from>AdminTeam</from>
<heading>Welcome Message </heading>
<body>Welcome onboard </body>
</notification>

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of JSON Function in Power Automate

Step 6

After step 5, take compose variable and name it as Convert XMLExample variable to JSON and provide

Inputs :

json(xml(variables('XMLExample')))

And click on Ok/ Update as shown in the below figure

Usage of JSON Function in Power Automate

Step 7

After step 6, run and test the flow as shown in the below figure

Usage of JSON Function in Power Automate

Note

  1. Make sure to save and run the flow whenever you try expressions.
  2. MS documentation is found here

Conclusion

In this way, we can use the JSON function so that provided XML string or string values array can be converted to required JSON in power automate easily.