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flybrit
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Sending email with multiple attachments using array variable

I have a SharePoint list titled 'Tasks' and have customized the form which includes attachments. I have reviewed several other posts posing the same question, but still can't get the append to array variable step to work. The goal is to append each attachment to the varAttachments variable that is initialized in the first step shown below.

 

The relevant steps in the flow are:

flybrit_0-1625482539987.png

The current text of the expression is below based on what I could interpret from other posts, but this is most likely where my issue is:

flybrit_1-1625482584653.png

This is what shows when I choose Peak code:

flybrit_2-1625482624034.png

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Andrew

 

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I think you probably want:

body('Get_attachment_content')['$content']

Take a look at this blog post I wrote, it covers multiple attachments in approvals and normal email:

https://www.tachytelic.net/2020/09/power-automate-add-multiple-attachments-approval-email/

Blog: tachytelic.net

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PaulieM/videos

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Hi @Paulie78, thanks for your help.

 

I updated the text of the expression to match I think your blog post advises (using my names for the 2 relevant flow steps):

 
{
  "ContentBytes": {
    "$content-type": "@{body('Get_attachment_content')['$content-type']}",
    "$content": "@{body('Get_attachment_content')['$content']}"
  },
  "Name": "@{items('Get_attachments')?['DisplayName']}"
}
 
 

Peek code now shows:

flybrit_2-1625484429282.png

 

The flow shows an error because it says this is an invalid expression. It appears to be inserting various "\r\n" and "\" text into what I manually type in the expression builder, so perhaps that has something to do with my issue.

 

Thanks
Andrew

It looks like you have the expressions correct, but you have got yourself into a bit of a pickle with entering the expressions themselves. I'm not sure why that has happened. I would just enter it again fresh.

flybrit
Frequent Visitor

I've tried entering the same again, but it still says invalid expression. I tried closing the browser and clearing the cache, and same result. Anyone else have any idea on why this expression isn't valid for this example? Thanks, Andrew

 

{

  "ContentBytes": {

    "$content-type": "@{body('Get_attachment_content')['$content-type']}",

    "$content": "@{body('Get_attachment_content')['$content']}"

  },

  "Name": "@{items('Get_attachments')?['DisplayName']}"

}

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