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Output SharePoint 365 list to CSV file using Flow: How can I add the file extension to the filename (.csv)?

I can pull only the list fields I need, put them into a file, attach to an email, and then send the email. But when I click on the eMail attachment it won't open in Excel. If I try to "Save As" and then open with Excel, it puts all columns into the "A" column on each row. But... if I add ".csv" when doing the "Save As" and double-click the saved file, it will open correctly in Excel.


I want to add the file extension .csv automatically in the Flow rather than have the user enter it manually at the "Save As".


Any ideas?



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Re: Output SharePoint 365 list to CSV file using Flow: How can I add the file extension to the filename (.csv)?

Hi @wslayton , i see you in other thread 😄


First, thanks to open a new thread, this helps the community!


We have a trick to use dynamic content + expressions7


  1. Open the expression panel
  2. Type an 'a'
  3. Click in DynamicField panel
  4. Choose the DynamicField
  5. Remove the 'a' typed
  6. Use funcions with this field 
  7. Be happy Smiley Very Happy


To complete your quest you can use this expression in Attachament name:




In this case I concat the Title of item that triggered Flow, (using in this sample SharePoint 'When an item was created' trigger)



Best Regards,

Gustavo Moraes

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