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Alert when a folder is not updated

Hello all.

 

I have a simple flow that adds a file (create) when an email with an attachment arrives to my inbox.

 

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This emails are sent daily, so every attachment has a new name, since the date is added to the file name.

 

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What I need is to set an alarm or notification if the folder is not updated, meaning the email failed to arrive with the attachment.

 

Any ideas??

 

thx!!!

 

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Hi @Dybarna ,

 

If the files in the specified folder will contain the date of the day, please refer to the following method to achieve your needs.

  • Use List folder action to get the files in the specified folder.
  • Use Filter array to filter files with the current date in the file name.
  • Use length() function to determine if such a file exists, and if it does not exist, send a notification.

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Hope it helps.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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AS long as you know what the base of the file name is you could do this by creating a Flow triggered by a daily recurrence.  Then build the name of the file in a variable and try to retrieve the properties of the file.  If it is successsful then the file arrived.  If not, (Status code = 404) then you can send your alert.



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Thanks!

 

I am pretty new on this. I got stuck here.

 

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Where can build the variable with file name? 

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Hi @Dybarna 

 

You can also check on a scheduled flow which runs daily to check if any file has been created in last 24 hours

 

If no file created -> no attachment was added

and you can notify yourself

 

odata query

Created ge 'addDays(utcNow(),-1)'

where addDays(utcNow(),-1) is an expression

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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Dual Super User III

For the file name you can build using an Initialize Variable action and a formula that concatentates the basefilename with a custom formatted date using Now().



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Hi @Dybarna ,

 

If the files in the specified folder will contain the date of the day, please refer to the following method to achieve your needs.

  • Use List folder action to get the files in the specified folder.
  • Use Filter array to filter files with the current date in the file name.
  • Use length() function to determine if such a file exists, and if it does not exist, send a notification.

Image reference:

126.PNG

Hope it helps.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Thanks! it worked, but how do I do to stop the "Apply to each". since it sending me and email for each of the old files in the folder. 

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