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Selina
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When a file is created, attach the file to email

Hi all,

 

I am new to MS Power Automate, so still finding my way around.

 

I want to create a flow that:

1. when a pdf file is added to a folder (trigger), then

2. an email with that particular pdf attached will be sent off to people for approval;

3. the recipients will depends on the name of the pdfs

 

I tried to use the template 'Start approval when a new item is added', but it doesn't seem to allow me to attach the file that triggered the flow. I suspect I would need to add some steps in to capture the file as output. However, I don't know what step that should be.

I tried to insert 'Get file metadata', but I don't seem to have an option under 'dynamic content'. 

Any suggestions?

 

Thank you in Advance.

 

Selina

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Hi @Selina ,

 

You should Fill id in File identifier field of the Get file content action.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Hi @Selina ,

 

You only need to fill in the identifier in the File identifier field of the Get file content action.

 

Then configure the File content output by Get file content in Attachment content.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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v-bacao-msft
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Hi @Selina ,

 

Please try to create a new flow from blank and refer to the following screenshot to configure flow:

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Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Hi @v-bacao-msft Barry,

 

Thank you for your reply. 

I just did a test, but there's an error, so the email wasn't sent. However, I don't understand what this error message mean...

Selina_0-1605497766875.png

 

This is my settings:

Selina_1-1605497891986.png

 

What am I missing?

 

 

Thank you in advance!

 

Regards,

Selina

 

Hi @Selina ,

 

You can try to use Get file content to get the file content, and then fill the file content output by this action into the Attachment content field.

Please try again.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Hi Barry @v-bacao-msft 

 

It still doesn't work...

 

I tried to add 'Get file Content', but this error pops up:

Selina_0-1605586578700.png

 

Selina_1-1605586730515.png

 

 

I also tried to add 'file content' to 'Get File Metadata', and remove 'Get File Content', the error in my previous post...

 

 

Any idea?

 

Regards,

Selina

 

 

 

 

Hi @Selina ,

 

You should Fill id in File identifier field of the Get file content action.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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@v-bacao-msft

Ah Barry, we are making progress! The flow finally can send an email. However, the attachment is blank, i.e. it is showing a pdf attachment in the email, when when I opened it, it's a blank document.  

 

Below is the current setting. What am I missing this time?

Selina_1-1605764645883.png

 

 

Regards,

Selina

 

 

 

Hi @Selina ,

 

You only need to fill in the identifier in the File identifier field of the Get file content action.

 

Then configure the File content output by Get file content in Attachment content.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Hi Barry @v-bacao-msft ,

It works!

 

Thank you so much for your help and patience! 

 

Regards,

Selina

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