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Create a Flow that will Move Files from Outlook to SharePoint Online

I am trying to create a flow that will automatically move email attachments from  Outlook to Sharepoint online. I found a flow that allows me to do this, but I need to figure out a way to get the files to be moved into a folder path that changes monthly. 


Each month I have a new folder automatically create with the month name.  I need a flow that will be able to recognize that it is a new month and start sending files to the new folder that is created on the 1st day of the month. 


Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: Create a Flow that will Move Files from Outlook to SharePoint Online

Hi @Brycekauffman 


Can you share what the name of the folder according to month will be? 


Example: if it is July in shared documents then the path is Shared Documents/July right? 


In this case, what you could do is, add an initialise a string variable action and use the expression: formatDateTime(utcnow(),'MMMM') and this returns the current month. Directly use this in the path for create file action. 


Hope this Helps!

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Re: Create a Flow that will Move Files from Outlook to SharePoint Online

I am trying to create a flow where I can delete a large amount of sub folders within a folder. I want to keep the master folder but need to get rid of all its contents. This action will need to be complete once a year. Does any one have any ideas or solutions?

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Re: Create a Flow that will Move Files from Outlook to SharePoint Online

Hi @Brycekauffman ,


About your requirement that deletes a large number of subfolders within a folder, you can refer to the following screenshots:

Step 1: Create a Recurrence trigger set 12 Month.

Step 2: Add Get Files action to get these files in the library.

Step 3: Add Filter array action to find the target Master folder, e.g. Hub/Test2.

This function deal with the folder path:


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Step 4: Create action Apply to each to get item, then put Crate Delete item action into it.

P.S. Please enter custom value into “List name”.

ID: item('Apply_to_each')?['ID']

Step 5: Create a folder with the same name as the original master folder.

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Please have a try, I hope it can help you.


Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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