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Ciaran
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Getting the file content

Hi I am relatively new to Power Automate so please excuse my ignorance of it.  I have built a flow whereby I have converted a Word Document to PDF and attached the PDF to an email.  I now need to create a copy of the PDF from One Drive in TEAMS.

 

I have the flow working however when the file drops into TEAMS it isnt in PDF format and I cant open it.  I suspect that it is something to do with the File Content in the Create File Action.  (I copied the file content in the email attachment and used it in the SharePoint Create File Action) I suspect that I may need to obtain the File Content by another means but I am unsure what to do and would appreciate any help you can give.

 

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ManishSolanki
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Hi @Ciaran 

 

As pdf file has been generated by "Convert file" action, so pass the value of its output property (File content) to the input parameter of Create file action to save pdf in SharePoint library or folder:

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Hi @Ciaran 

 

Pls append file extension (.pdf) in "File name" parameter and remove from the "File content" parameter as shown below. The parameter "File content" should only hold output of "File content" from "Convert file" action:

ManishSolanki_1-1694090072119.png

Pls modify the action & retest the flow.

 

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ManishSolanki
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Hi @Ciaran 

 

As pdf file has been generated by "Convert file" action, so pass the value of its output property (File content) to the input parameter of Create file action to save pdf in SharePoint library or folder:

ManishSolanki_1-1694087201982.png

 

If this helps & solves your problem, please remember to give a 👍 and accept my solution as it will help others in the future.

 

Thanks

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Hi Manish

 

Thank you for taking the the time out to respond to my query.  I had used the File Content from there, however when the files are created in the TEAMs folder, they look like this.  They are not being created in Pdf format and you cant open the files.

Any thoughts as to why?

 

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Hi @Ciaran 

 

It looks like you have forgotten to put the file extension (.pdf) in the "File name" parameter of "Create file" action. If that is the case, then pls append .pdf in the file name.

 

If that does not solve the problem, then pls share the screenshot of "Create file" action in edit mode.

 

If this helps & solves the problem, please remember to give a 👍 and accept my solution as it will help others in the future.

 

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Hi Manish

 

I tried that and I am getting the same issue. As requested, please find enclosed the screenshot of the create file action.

 

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The create

 

 

 

Hi @Ciaran 

 

Pls append file extension (.pdf) in "File name" parameter and remove from the "File content" parameter as shown below. The parameter "File content" should only hold output of "File content" from "Convert file" action:

ManishSolanki_1-1694090072119.png

Pls modify the action & retest the flow.

 

If this helps & solves your problem, please remember to give a 👍 and accept my solution as it will help others in the future.

 

Thanks

Thanks
Manish Solanki
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Hi Manish

 

In hindsight your solution makes absolute sense.  Thank you so much for your help.

 

Take care.

 

Ciarán

Hi Manish

 

Apologies for contacting you again.  The flow did run and the files did get created in the appropriate Teams folder however, I have just tried to open one and I get the following  screen.  Can I ask if you would know if this error is derived from the flow or TEAMS? (I did also try to download it and open it but same issue)

 

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ManishSolanki
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Hi @Ciaran 

 

You can validate the word document created in one drive by opening it.

I am not sure about this error, but I have found something which you may try:

“Hmm… looks like this file doesn’t have preview we can show you” – Sergey Tihon's Blog

 

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