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Rob_CTL
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Copying file to new document library but maintaining folder path

Hi,

 

I am trying to create a simple document library sync between two libraries.  Both the source and target libraries have the exact same folder structure.  What I am trying to do is when a file is created/modified in the source library a flow triggers a copy process.  Rather than having to create a flow for each folder, I am trying to manipulate the "Folder Path" of the file so that I can use it in the "Destination Folder" parameter with the "SharePoint Copy File" action.

 

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Of course doing this means that the destination folder path ends up having both the source and target document library names in the path.

 

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Is there a way I can strip out the source document library name from the "Folder Path" variable?

 

Thanks

Rob

 

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Hey@Rob_CTL 

Here's an extra expression to remove the last '/' .... I have tested and this works:

Compose: replace(variables('test'),'Source','Destination')

Compose 2: substring(outputs('Compose'),0,lastIndexOf(outputs('Compose'),'/'))

You'll obviously need to change the variables... you could of course nest these expressions into a single expression but I've done this for ease of reading / understanding what's happening

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HTH

Jay

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Jay-Encodian
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Hi @Rob_CTL 

Yes, you can do this with the string replace expression, example: replace('Source Library/Reports','Source Library','Target Library')

This would return a value of: Target Library/Reports

HTH

Jay

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@Jay-Encodian thanks for the information.  That works well but doesn't quite do what I'm after as it fixes the destination folder to /reports.  What I am trying to do is capture the path of the source file which might be in a sub folder then use that as the path for target (minus the source document library name) so the path is more dynamic.

 

Rob

Hi @Rob 

You just need to substitute the values with dynamic data, for example: concat(body('Get_file_properties')?['{Path}'],'Source Library','Target Library')

When you're in the expression builder, click dynamic data and select the 'Folder Path' variable.

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HTH

Jay

Hi @Jay-Encodian 

 

Thanks for your patience on this.  I've put the command in as you suggested and the result:

 

flow-copy3.png

 

So still not quite what I am looking to do, maybe I am over thinking this.  All I am really trying to do is remove the first part of the folder path above so instead of it reading "Source Library/Reports" it is just "/Reports".  If I can do that in a compose action and use the output to provide the copy file action it's folder path that would be brilliant.

 

Rob

 

Building on what @Jay-Encodian has provided I thought I could make this really simple and create a compose action with a simple replace function:

 

 

replace(body('Get_file_properties')?['{Path}'],'Source','Target')

 

 

That worked, well it successfully replaced the word "Source" in the folder path to "Target", but for some very odd reason when I use the compose output in the "Copy File" action "Destination Folder" it adds a / to the path

 

flow-copy4.png

This leading / causes the flow to fail with the following error:

 

 

Failed to verify the existence of destination location at 'https://xxxxx.sharepoint.com/sites/test/Target Library/Reports/' due to error 'The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)'.
clientRequestId: 54032ecf-1c6e-4195-a1f7-f9b3e21019e1
serviceRequestId: 54032ecf-1c6e-4195-a1f7-f9b3e21019e1

 

 

That URL is valid in that I can copy it to a browser and it opens the document library.  If I run the flow and select the folder by browsing to it the output doesn't have the / on the folder path and the flow completes.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

Rob

Hey@Rob_CTL 

Here's an extra expression to remove the last '/' .... I have tested and this works:

Compose: replace(variables('test'),'Source','Destination')

Compose 2: substring(outputs('Compose'),0,lastIndexOf(outputs('Compose'),'/'))

You'll obviously need to change the variables... you could of course nest these expressions into a single expression but I've done this for ease of reading / understanding what's happening

1.png

 

HTH

Jay

Thanks @Jay-Encodian that works really well now.

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