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jasonl2019
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Read contents of CSV email attachment into SQL

HI All. I need some help with reading a CSV email attachment into a SQL database. I get an automated email everyday that gets imported into Power BI. However, for efficiency, I want to use a database to store the data instead of an every growing colleciton of flat files. I can copy the attachment to a sharepoint folder, but I'd rather read the CSV into a database. However, I can't figure out how to get the contents of the attachment into the SQL database table I created. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Read contents of CSV email attachment into SQL

Hi @jasonl2019 

 

In my knowledge there are no standard flow action steps available for reading CSV file.

 

However there is Plumsail document connector (thirdparty) allows you to convert CSV into an array for each column.

 

https://plumsail.com/docs/documents/v1.x/flow/how-tos/documents/read-a-CSV-file-and-bulk-generate-do...

 

You could try getting the email attachments as an excel document. Excel List rows flow action can read the contents of excel sheet.

 

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Re: Read contents of CSV email attachment into SQL

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