SharePoint Hosted App Workflow parse JSON string in Email body RRS feed

  • Question

  • Has anyone worked on SharePoint Hosted App workflow with JSON string?

    I would like to parse JSON string (captured in comments column) in workflow email body (string) - Expression Editor.

    Example JSON String (Comments):

    [{"Value":"Started working on it.","TimeStamp":1467645902499,"Author":"John","AuthorId":9},{"Value":"Need some other information.","TimeStamp":1467645925272,"Author":"John","AuthorId":9}]

    I would like to Display in Email:

    John 7/4/2016 10:25:02 AM
    Started working on it.
    John 7/4/2016 10:25:25 AM
    Need some other information.


    Monday, July 4, 2016 3:33 PM


  • Hi,

    It would cost more effort to parse a JSON string in SharePoint workflow when comparing to do it via programming languages such C# and JavaScript.

    Anyway, here is a demo about how to call the SharePoint 2013 Rest API from a SharePoint Designer Workflow, there are steps about how to parse the JSON string which returned from a web service call which should be helpful to you:


    Best regards,


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    • Proposed as answer by Patrick_Liang Wednesday, July 13, 2016 8:56 AM
    • Marked as answer by Patrick_Liang Friday, July 15, 2016 10:41 AM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:22 AM