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Daniel48
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help with sharepoint http request

a little bit of background knowledge first,

I have an inspection power app that collects a large amount of varying data that is saved into a sharepoint list

I am trying to copy entries with certain statuses  into a " archive list" that will be changed monthly to yearly so we can have that back log of data for future reference
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I have made the archive list in share point, and can successfully populate it with items except for the pictures

this is about half of the columns present, the rest are hidden for less clutter

flowdiscription.PNGthere is alot of documentation on extracting images from sp lists but very little about populating a image column with automate 

my work around is adding attachments for each image present in the record that was archived, with functions but is annoying to work with 

 

 

 

Right is the subset of my flow that

via http gets image1 

 

 

_api/Web/Lists/getByid('002885bf-9532-4180-ab55-fd340f24528b')/items(@{variables('IDToDelete')})/Image1

 

 

 

parses the data      - allowing for null incase no picture is present

 

 

{
    "type": "object",
    "properties": {
        "d": {
            "type": "object",
            "properties": {
                "Image1": {
                    "type": [
                        "string",
                        "null"
                    ]
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

 

 

 

if not null parse the data further specifically "image1" 

 

 

 

{
    "type": "object",
    "properties": {
        "type": {
            "type": "string"
        },
        "fileName": {
            "type": "string"
        },
        "fieldName": {
            "type": "string"
        },
        "serverUrl": {
            "type": "string"
        },
        "serverRelativeUrl": {
            "type": "string"
        },
        "id": {
            "type": "string"
        }
    }
}

 

 

 

get file content  using this as the file identifier 

 

 

encodeUriComponent(replace(body('2.2_parse_image1')?['serverRelativeUrl'],'/sites/Inspectionhub',''))

 

 

 

I then attach that image as an attachment to the newly created archive list item

what I really want to do is populate each image field with its corresponding image but I cant get the http request to function 

 

 

I'm experimenting in another flow 
get item 51 
get its attachments
initialize a count var 

for each attach

http   v

Daniel48_2-1716386273050.png

 

 

dynamic data is     id of the entry == 51

                              the count variable to change to the correct column name   "image1,image2... etc

                              the displayname of the file witch is the same as the actual name

using a single item to get it functioning 

I really have no idea what I'm doing in regards to http  and I was following this 

https://lists.handsontek.net/add-image-image-column-microsoft-lists-using-power-automate/

 

but I don't understand how it works so I was trying to just replace and go but i get this error 

 

 

 

{
  "status": 400,
  "message": "The parameter __metadata does not exist in method GetById.\r\nclientRequestId: 6a156b68-137d-4e24-ac94-4e16e9dd1b94\r\nserviceRequestId: e12b2ba1-c085-5000-7b51-ff6d9a239864",
  "source": "https://********.sharepoint.com/sites/Inspectionhub/_api/Web/Lists/getByid('002885bf-9532-4180-ab55-fd340f24528b')/items(51)",
  "errors": [
    "-1",
    "Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.InvalidClientQueryException"
  ]
}

 

 

 

any resources or documentation on something like this would be greatly appreciated 

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Expiscornovus
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Hi @Daniel48,

 

Your list name is 'Archived inspections 2024', correct?

 

The type value within the __metadata property always gets encoded. I see you used %20 instead of the space, that would normally be _x0020_. So, you might be using the wrong value in that part of the body.


Can you try the below instead?

{
	"__metadata": {
		"type": "SP.Data.Archived_x0020_inspections_x0020_2024ListItem"
	},
	"Image1": "{\"fileName\":\"test.png\"}"
}

 

encoding_listentitytypefullname.png

 

If you want to lookup this value you can find the correct value in the ListItemEntityTypeFullName property of your list. You can retrieve that via another request. I have written a blog about this approach: https://www.expiscornovus.com/2021/07/10/listitementitytypefullname-within-power-automate/

 

 

 



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Expiscornovus
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Hi @Daniel48,

 

Your list name is 'Archived inspections 2024', correct?

 

The type value within the __metadata property always gets encoded. I see you used %20 instead of the space, that would normally be _x0020_. So, you might be using the wrong value in that part of the body.


Can you try the below instead?

{
	"__metadata": {
		"type": "SP.Data.Archived_x0020_inspections_x0020_2024ListItem"
	},
	"Image1": "{\"fileName\":\"test.png\"}"
}

 

encoding_listentitytypefullname.png

 

If you want to lookup this value you can find the correct value in the ListItemEntityTypeFullName property of your list. You can retrieve that via another request. I have written a blog about this approach: https://www.expiscornovus.com/2021/07/10/listitementitytypefullname-within-power-automate/

 

 

 



Happy to help out! 🙂

Interested in more #PowerAutomate #SharePointOnline or #MicrosoftCopilotStudio content?
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yes that is correct 'Archived inspection 2024' is the name of the list in question

Daniel48_0-1716909572138.png

I was banging my head against this for the past couple days and this seems to work the way I wanted it to.

I removed the meta data line entirely and it seems to just work, but again I'm unsure why 


why is that line important, and is it ok not to have it?

Expiscornovus
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Most Valuable Professional

Hi @Daniel48,

 

That is because you used a different Content-Type value in your Headers. Based on what you used over there you can use different formatting in your Body field: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/sp-add-ins/complete-basic-operations-using-sharepoi...

 

I always prefer verbose Headers and include the ListItemEntityTypeFullName, but that is just my preference 😁

 



Happy to help out! 🙂

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