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How to copy Azure Blob files and folders to SharePoint based on metadata json?

I have some Azure blob data in a folder structure that also contains a metadata.json file which has some properties that lets me know what SharePoint site it belongs to.  I'm not sure where to begin to parse the json and start the copy process back to SharePoint.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: How to copy Azure Blob files and folders to SharePoint based on metadata json?

Hi @Anonymous,

 

Could you please share a bit more about your Azure Blob data?

Further, could you please show a bit more about the metadata.json file that you mentioned?

 

There is no way to parse the content of a json file in Microsoft Flow currently, so I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in Microsoft Flow currently.

 

Note: The content of a json file would be shown up as a binary data when we use the "Get blob content" action of Azure Blob Storage to get the content of a json file. There is no way to analyze the binary data in Microsoft Flow currently.

 

If you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

Best regards,

Kris

 

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: How to copy Azure Blob files and folders to SharePoint based on metadata json?

@v-xida-msft, this is (no longer) true. Well, let me qualify that. I'm actually using Azure Logic Apps (which I believe is essentially the same as Flow).

 

I basically pass the full URL of the blob, including the SAS token to a Sharepoint (Online) "Copy File" task.

 

For the sake of sanity, my blob URL comes from an Azure Function App. Part of the function is to escape the URI using:

Uri.EscapeDataString()

I realise that others may not want / be able to use Function Apps with Flow, so as an alternative to Uri.EscapeDataString(), one could investigate the use of the Logic App (possibly in Flow too) function: 

encodeURIComponent()

 

FYI, these function replace things like & with their ASCII equivalent, generally refered to as "percent-encoding

 

I realise we may be at odds on tech stacks, but regardless, I hope it may prove helpful to others. 

 

I am sure I'll be using encodeURIComponent() soon, and when I do, I'll update SO here.

 

HTH.

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