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How to import a CSV file to Sharepoint list

I have a CSV text file that is semicolon separated which I'm trying to import to Sharepoit list using power automate flow.

The file contains one header line and the rest is the data.

 

I'm new at this so I have googled several solutions to end up with the following which I need the help with.

 

1. Each day I'll have a new file that need to be imported, adding new lines to the Sharepointlist

2. The filename is always the same

 

Following is only the flow-part where I'm trying to read/parse the CSV file.

 

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split(outputs('Get_file_content')?['body'],outputs('newLine'))
split(first(outputs('splitByLines')),';')
 
This error appears when the flow tries to run "splitByLine"...
 
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So what is wrong here??? Why am I getting this error?
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Hey @Zoran 

 

Try this :

 

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base64tostring(outputs('Get_file_content')?['body']?['$content'])

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Cheers,
Damien


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Hi @Zoran 

 

Without seeing the content of your file, it is suggesting that an object { } is being returned from get file content and not a series of ; seperated strings on seperate lines.

 

You can check this in the history of get file content or by inserting outputs('Get_file_content')?['body'] into a compose.

 

Then, once you have split your file into an array of lines, you cannot then split the new array of lines further without using an action like a select.

 

This would be a good place to look for an explanation https://www.damobird365.com/parse-a-csv-to-json-array-quickly/ 

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Cheers,
Damien


P.S. take a look at my new blog here and like & subscribe to my YouTube Channel thanks 😉

Hi DamoBird365

Thanks for replaying to may question 😀!

 

I have checked the logg, tested the DamoBird365CompleteSolution and the following input/output is what I am getting. Could it be that the issue is because my file is semicolon separated?

 

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BR/Zoran

 

Hi @Zoran 

 

I am not sure about your error.  I created a basic proof of concept which you can copy below and paste into flow via new action my clipboard.  This will give you a scope, with a sample ; seperated file, a return in a compose, a split on return and a select.  Note that in the select, I have skpped the first line and then used this as the key names.  I have also used the expression json() to demonstrate how to skip escaped quotes.

 

{"id":"7915fc42-9ab9-48ec-b855-f752-8da083f9","brandColor":"#8C3900","connectionReferences":{},"connectorDisplayName":"Control","icon":"data:image/svg+xml;base64,PHN2ZyB3aWR0aD0iMzIiIGhlaWdodD0iMzIiIHZlcnNpb249IjEuMSIgdmlld0JveD0iMCAwIDMyIDMyIiB4bWxucz0iaHR0cDovL3d3dy53My5vcmcvMjAwMC9zdmciPg0KIDxwYXRoIGQ9Im0wIDBoMzJ2MzJoLTMyeiIgZmlsbD0iIzhDMzkwMCIvPg0KIDxwYXRoIGQ9Im04IDEwaDE2djEyaC0xNnptMTUgMTF2LTEwaC0xNHYxMHptLTItOHY2aC0xMHYtNnptLTEgNXYtNGgtOHY0eiIgZmlsbD0iI2ZmZiIvPg0KPC9zdmc+DQo=","isTrigger":false,"operationName":"DamoBird365_SplitAndSelect","operationDefinition":{"type":"Scope","actions":{"FileContent":{"type":"Compose","inputs":"\"Header1:\";\"Header2:\";\"Header3\"\n\"123\";\"abc\";\"098\"\n\"456\";\"poi\";\"765\"","runAfter":{}},"Compose":{"type":"Compose","inputs":"\n","runAfter":{"FileContent":["Succeeded"]}},"Select":{"type":"Select","inputs":{"from":"@skip(outputs('Compose_2'),1)","select":{"@{json(split(first(outputs('Compose_2')),';')[0])}":"@json(split(item(),';')[0])","@{split(first(outputs('Compose_2')),';')[1]}":"@split(item(),';')[1]","@{split(first(outputs('Compose_2')),';')[2]}":"@split(item(),';')[2]"}},"runAfter":{"Compose_2":["Succeeded"]}},"Compose_2":{"type":"Compose","inputs":"@split(outputs('FileContent'),outputs('Compose'))","runAfter":{"Compose":["Succeeded"]},"description":"split(outputs('FileContent'),outputs('Compose'))"}},"runAfter":{}}}

 

Please let me know how you get on.

 

Damien

Thanks again,

 

Unfortunately for some reason I cant get it to run with my file...

 

I sent you a PM because I prefer not to share the file content publicly.

 

Could you please take a look at the file?

I suspect it may be some issue with the file...

 

BR / Zoran  

Hey @Zoran 

 

Try this :

 

DamoBird365_0-1629840608619.png

 

base64tostring(outputs('Get_file_content')?['body']?['$content'])

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Cheers,
Damien


P.S. take a look at my new blog here and like & subscribe to my YouTube Channel thanks 😉

This helped 😀!

 

However I was not able to list all 17 columns, it complained after 9 splits in the "Select"

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//Z

Morning @Zoran 

 

It means that your row doesn’t have more than 10 splits. A way to avoid that error is to insert a ? Between [‘fieldname’]?[0] a ? Will return null if no value is returned. Maybe some lines don’t have 10 ; and so it cannot split beyond that limit without error. 

Damien

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