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Start a separete flow for each attachment in an email?

I'm building a flow that handles email attachments and saves them to a SharePoint library, and onwards pushes them into an approval process.
I've managed to filter out email signatures and only accept certain file types, but i am still having some issues since i have to use "apply to each" statements. When i configure my approval, I cannot retreive any data from the sharepoint file creation, since it's located in another "apply to each".
Q. Is it possible to start a separete flow for each attachment in an email?




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Re: Start a separete flow for each attachment in an email?

Hi eddevadde,


I assume that your flow is triggered by “Office 365 Outlook – When a new email arrives”. Could you show me a screenshot of your flow?

When we use this trigger, the attachments in the email will be saved in the destination folder, such as a SharePoint library.

If you want to start a flow for each attachment in an email, you may consider to create another flow which is triggered by “SharePoint – When a file is created”.

Please try if this trigger will meet your needs.


Best regards,
Mabel Mao

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stRe: Start a separete flow for each attachment in an email?

Thanks for your reply!


The problem with the approach you are suggesting is that i loose the metadata about the file. Like the sender of the original email. I also cannot manually create any meta data for a file in SharePoint? (I just started working with flow so i might be missing something here.)


This is the flow, in three parts, since i can't fit it all in one screen.


Start of flow:




Create file in SharePoint (Tillämpa på vardera)

Approval process (Tillämpa på vardera 2)







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