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Fernanda
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Onedrive 2MB limit HTML to PDF limit - workaround help

Hello!

I have been working on a report that originally was thought to be a word template, but didn't work since repeating table control coulnd't repeat image control. So I moved to an HTML document. Took some time and a lot of reading since I am not familiar with HTML coding... but I managed to make it work until it failed... I didn't consider the 2mb size limit that Onedrive connector has.

 

I have been trying to figure out a workaround, but i am not sure about anything anymore haha. 

 

These are some of the ideas I have come up with... hopefully you can enlighten my way a little bit.

  1. I have a premium licence that gives me Word connectors, but I have no idea if it gives me another connector that might help.
  2. Is there a way to determine inside the flow, a size limit (let's say 4 images) and create as many files as need to cover all the images submitted?? My latest document had 31 images making the HTML 13 mb.
  3. Is it possible within Power Automate to convert the HTML to DOCX?? I have that premium connector and I could convert that docx to PDF from there.
  4. Can I insert the HTML table using the Populate Word connector??

Those are my ideas so far... can you help me with some guidance here??? or maybe some other solutions?

 

Thank you!!!

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ChristianAbata
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hi @Fernanda  to do your second point you can save the file in a temp folder in one drive the you can read the file properties and then look for the file size and do what you are looking for.



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Hey Christian! 

Thank you! I will look into it and test if I can build a solution from there

VikrantUpadhyay
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You can use HTML to PDF by Pascalcase connector in power automate it is free for 1 page PDF with no file size limit. Link - https://pascalcase.com/Home/HTMLToPDFConverter

 

AlexEncodian
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@Fernanda 

Encodian actions help with all of your problems and work arounds.

 

Encodian's Populate Word Document action handles larger file sizes as well as repeating image controls within a repeating table control. In fact, you can repeat anything within anything else as multi level nested data is supported. And you don't have to use controls so the templates are easier to build.

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All Encodian actions (whether its Populate Word or Convert HTML to PDF or any of the other 130+ actions) support file size limits up to the Power Automate messaging limit. The PA messaging limit is 100MB which realistically puts the limit on the file sizes at around 80MB (due to processing overhead).

You can also do all the #3 and #4 workarounds with Encodian. But the idea is that you do not need any workarounds and can just achieve what you need with a single action. HTH.

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