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KubaL19
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Power automate flow to extract data from attachments received by email

Hello,

 

Currently i am trying to find out whether its possible or not to create power automate flow/flows, which would extract data from attachements received by email and then move this data to share point excel file. Attachements are being send to me in excel/pdf format. I want this flow to be build on automated trigger ,,When new email arrives'' (Email selection based on standarized subject). I know that there should be at least two flows created, as there are two files formats of attachements here excel and PDF. General idea is like this:

 

When new email with subject XXX arrives --> Extract data from attached file (PDF or excel format) --> Move this data to particular sharepoint excel file.

 

Do you think its possible? If yes, can anyone present few examples how this flow can be build? And what kind of connectors should i use here? If this scenario is not possible, could you please suggest any other way to extract data from attachements like this using power automate flows?

 

Thank you in advance.

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NiloferA
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Hello @KubaL19 ,

For your requirement, I have found some posts here which you might have to go through and see if they are helpful enough.

Of course, you need to have a condition which checks your Attachment Name and if it's a PDF a separate set of actions need to be executed and same applies to Excel Files.

Excel to Excel - https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Connecting-To-Data/Extract-Data-from-Excel-Email-Attachment-and-...

PDF to Excel (This article focuses on PDF to SharEPoint List but wuh few tweaks maybe you can make it work for Excel too) - https://blog.encodian.com/2019/08/extracting-pdf-form-data-using-microsoft-flow/

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