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Upload item from Sharepoint, to OneDrive for Buisness

Hello all,


I am trying to make a Selected Item trigger for a sharepoint document, (xlxs) that when selected, it uploads the file to One Drive for Buisness (from URL). I cannot seem to get it to pull the selected file from sharepoint. I tested it, with a random image from google, and it works fine. 

I am using the variable "link to item" that is generated from "For selected item". Is there a different way to do this? Becuase I assume the link it's using is the "online excel" link, not a download link. 


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Hi @FoDelement,


Could you please share a screenshot of your flow's configuration?

Further, which action does this issue occur in?


I think this issue is related to the "Upload file from URL" action within your flow, is it true? The error message told that you don't have full permission to access the this item in SharePoint library within "Upload file from URl" action.


I have created my flow using "Complete a custom action for the selected item" built-in of Microsoft Flow and reproduced your issue on my side. If you want the "Upload file from URL" action to upload a file from a URL to OneDrive for Business folder, please make sure that the url that you provided within Source URL field could be accessed by anyone. But the URL the "Link to item" dynamic content returned could only be accessed by users in your Office 365 group or organization.


You could also consider take a try with the following workaround as an alternative solution:11.JPG



Note: I created my flow using "Complete a custom action for the selected item" built-in template of Microsoft Flow, then add several custom actions ("Get file metadata" action of SharePoint connector, "Get file content" action of SharePoint conector and "Create file" action of OneDrive for Business connector) within the template flow.


In addition, the File Identifier field of "Get file metadata" action set to Identifier dynamic content of "Get item" action, the File Identifier field of "Get file content" action set to Identifier dynamic content of "Get item" action.


The flow works successfully as below:13.JPG



Best regards,


Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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