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Download image from url and save to sharepoint as image


I'm having issues getting an image from a URL (received in an email body as hyperlink) and saving the image to sharepoint.

The flow successfully parses the email, extracts the URL, saves it as a working hyperlink in excel online file.

I can have the URL inserted into another Send Email V2 as hyperlink. 

The When a new email arrives (v3) is set to "include attachments - yes"


I can get the file to create in Sharepoint with HTTP Body as content, the file can be opened using browser, but it's not an image.


I've tried the implementing flows as suggested in


and I tried the suggestion to use base64tobinary(body('HTTP')?['$Content']) as suggested in other posts.

I've tried to use a parse json, but I can't figure out the schema to make it work.


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Hi @persona ,


You seem to need to configure the body of the HTTP action directly in the File content field.


Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Thanks @v-bacao-msft 

When the Body is input as file content I get a file saved which can’t be opened as an image.

if I save without file extension then I can open in a browser without issue. But I need the image file either as .png or .jpg


I get the same result with both OneDrive and SP. 


I’ve also tried the new (preview) convert file function but it doesn’t recognise the file which is saved to OneDrive. 

any other suggestions?

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