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Comparing FTP directories with local folders

Dear community, 

I am new to Power Automate and trying to build my first (desktop) flow.



I have a local folder with a new subfolder created each month, named YYYYMM. The current one is 202102, the next one will be 202103.


My monthly need

  1. uploading the files within the new folder to a FTP directory (the input directory)
  2. copying the folder to an archive FTP directory



My idea 

I wanted to compare the folders list and the directories list, but Power Automate says that they are not compatible and I can not work on both lists (to detect if a new folder has been created and keep its name into a variable).

Also the list gives the full path and I am interested only in the subfolder name (MMMMYY) in order to know which one I should process for copy.




Any help would be appreciated 😋

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Hi Benoit_L,


Please, check this thread, you can add the filter array within the Apply to each. below: 


I hope it helps you.



Hello Javier, thank you for your reply

Maybe I do not understand the solution on the post you mention, but as explained in my message :

- there is a folders list and a directories list, and the tools apparently can not work as those are different kind of lists (I got an error message)

- the list include the entire path but I can only compare the name of the final folder, the path is different on my local Drive versus FTP

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