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Rupert1
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Moving files in sharepoint based on name

Hi,

We recieve files every day into a sharepoint folder.  New files are added throughout the day to this folder, sometimes multiple files are added at the same time. 

 

The names of the files are a combination of text and numbers.  (eg.  190832_Pending ; HLDX_20165448987).  The numerical component will change every day, but the text component will never change. 

 

We want to create a flow where we will pick up the file from the sharepoint folder and move it into a separate sharepoint folder based on the text component in its name.

 

Any ideas on how to do this?

 

Thanks

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Super User
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Re: Moving files in sharepoint based on name

HI @Rupert1 

 

We could use Regular Expressions to achieve this. To do this, Power Automation has a component called "Plumsail" that can help with this.

 

To be able to use, you need an API key that you can get here:

https://plumsail.com/docs/documents/v1.x/getting-started/sign-up.html#generate-api-key

 

Then connect it and use it like this:

https://plumsail.com/docs/documents/v1.x/flow/how-tos/documents/use-regex-match-to-extract-values.ht...

 

You'll get something like this:

regex-match-flow.png

 

Then you can define your expression so that you can parse after the files.

 

Is this what you need? If not, please let me know, and we'll try to figure this out together.

 

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Cheers
Manuel

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Re: Moving files in sharepoint based on name

Hi @Rupert1 ,

 

Have your problem been solved?  If yes, please go ahead and mark the post as solved by clicking “Accept as Solution” so that this thread will be marked for other users to easily identify!

 

Best Regards,

Alice

 

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Rupert1
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Re: Moving files in sharepoint based on name

sorry - i had thought i had replied to this a few weeks ago.

 

i am nervous using a third party application as I don't want to give a third party system access to our infrastructure and data.

 

is there any way to do this directly within PowerAutomate without needing to integrate into Plumtree?

Community Support
Community Support

Re: Moving files in sharepoint based on name

Hi @Rupert1 ,

 

The answer is not.

 

Best regards,

Alice       

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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