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tbcarlisle
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Flow Getting person who creates a file in a folder.

Greetings, 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

I am creating a flow that almost works wonderfully.

I need to have users drop a file in a sharepoint library and then have th flow E-mail them updates as each approval e-mail is sent. The only piece I cannot figure out is how to get the creator of the person who added a file to the document library?

 

I am currently using a Get user profile, but the user it is getting is "me" and is considering me as the creator the person that is getting the E-mial not the submitter. 

 

The flow goes as follows

1. When a File is created in a folder 

2. Get User Profile

3. Approval E-mail

           If Approved

                       Send Progress Letter to File Creator

                       Send Next Approval E-mail

            If No

                      Dend Denial Letter to File Creator.

 

3. Item 3 continues 3 more times.

 

Any ideas on how to get the file creator would be great.

 

Thanks

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Re: Flow Getting person who creates a file in a folder.

Hi @tbcarlisle,

 

According to your description, seems that you are using the trigger “when a file is created in a folder”.


Please try to use the trigger “When a file is created(Properties only)”, then it would be able to use the dynamic content “Created By Email” which will return the email address of the file creator.


The flow might be configured likes below:
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Please take this for a reference and try with it on your side.


Please feel free reply if you need more help.


Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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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Community Support
Community Support

Re: Flow Getting person who creates a file in a folder.

Hi @tbcarlisle,

 

According to your description, seems that you are using the trigger “when a file is created in a folder”.


Please try to use the trigger “When a file is created(Properties only)”, then it would be able to use the dynamic content “Created By Email” which will return the email address of the file creator.


The flow might be configured likes below:
3.PNG


Please take this for a reference and try with it on your side.


Please feel free reply if you need more help.


Best regards,
Mabel Mao

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

View solution in original post

tbcarlisle
New Member

Re: Flow Getting person who creates a file in a folder.

This gave me what I needed.

 

Thanks

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