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scotth82
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MS Flows - Copy SharePoint file - Special Characters not working correctly

Hi,

 

I have a flow which after several actions copies a file from a template and renames it for the current week.

 

Something appears to be going wrong when renaming the file as it's not allowing me to use "&" in the file name but if I rename the file manually it allows me to use "&".

 

Please can you help?

 

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Thanks

 

Scott

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Re: MS Flows - Copy SharePoint file - Special Characters not working correctly

Hi @scotth82,

 

According to your description, I created a simple flow with the action Copy file to test this issue.

 

When configuring the flow, I added the character & between the file name and the current date. Please check the following screenshot.

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When the flow was triggered, it ran succeed. However, I found that the character & was replaced with _ in the library.

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You said that it was going wrong, what’s the error message? Please take it for a reference and try again on your side.

 

 

Best regards,

Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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scotth82
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Re: MS Flows - Copy SharePoint file - Special Characters not working correctly

Hi Mabel,

 

That's the problem.

 

I'm trying to understand why "&" gets replaced with "_".

 

Thanks

 

Scott

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