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bpownall
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Renaming file while saving from Outlook to OneDrive

We receieve daily emails with an attachment which I would like to rename to a standardized name to overwrite in the OneDrive (to have the latest version and avoid many files). Is there a way to do this? Files are PDF. Thank you very much for any help.

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Re: Renaming file while saving from Outlook to OneDrive

Dear,

 

Yes this is possible.

When using the "create file" - action. You can assign as file name, and here the magic is happening.

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You can write your own file name, but then the process will overwrite the file every day. But you can also add some date/time format information, see example.

 

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I hope this helps for you.

 

Regards 

 

Frederik Bisback

 

 

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Re: Renaming file while saving from Outlook to OneDrive

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bpownall
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Re: Renaming file while saving from Outlook to OneDrive

Still struggling a bit I apologize. I would actually like it to overwrite each day so I only have the most current version. How do I input my own custom name? It does not appear that I can just type it in? What happens when I just type in the name is it saves as a file but has no extension (emailed file is a PDF)

 

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Re: Renaming file while saving from Outlook to OneDrive

File will be overwritten by the new content.

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