Hi, I have a data system sending me a daily email with an attached CSV file containing sales data. I am trying to get this file into my Sharepoint document library so I can use it as a data source for Power BI.
I am using this standard flow template: Save my email attachments to a Sharepoint Document Library to take that attachment and save to Sharepoint.
The flow seems to run fine, however the CSV file that is saved in Sharepoint is complete gibberish
Below is the "Create File" part of the flow. Note: I have an email rule set up to move these data emails to a particular folder, and the flow is only looking for new emails in that folder. Each email only has one attachment, Phocas.csv.
Hi @Sandie ,
I used the template you provided on my side to test it, and did not meet the problem you mentioned.
After the file is opened, it is consistent with the content of the original file.
Try to use Attachment Name to configure the File Name field directly. If you fill in a fixed value, it will cause the file with the same name to be overwritten.
If you just want to save the attachment file to SharePoint library every day, try using the following configuration directly:
Please take a try and let me know if issue still exist.
so, I am having a similar problem with CSV attachnments saving to sharepoint. except mine do not save at all instead of giving gibberish.. it looks like a large csv (15Mb) wouldnt work, but a csv of size 200Kb works fine.
the problem doesnt occur with other type of attachments (xlsx, Pbix...etc) only csv.
Use the Get Email action card just below the when a new email arrives, then use the dynamic content coming from Get Email action card. This will create the attachments in SharePoint without corrupting your files.
@Kyle411 Please go ahead and accept this as a solution if this works.
Using the attachment name does work, but if we wanted to have the file as a custom name, like Report.csv, then the contents are not displayed properly.
How can we save with a custom name, extension of csv
Edit: I was trying to save my attachments with spaces in them, which caused the content to be gone, but once I removed spaces from the naming, I was able to name it however I desired.
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