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Change the name of attachments via attachment control

Hello there,

 

I've created an app where our engineers have to fill in a survey. The survey exists of multiple subjects and every subject has a number of questions and multiple pictures.

The attachment control in PowerApps is great for this purpose. They can fill in the survey and upload all the data and pictures to SharePoint in a list with the pictures as attachments.

 

What I need is the pictures to show up in a specific order. At the end a document is created (HTML) with the answers to the questions per subject in a particular order. The pictures they took per subject has to follow that order.

 

I think it must be very easy to do by renaming the pictures / files to a name that starts with the same number as the survey subjects. Then it's easy to filter the pictures in multiple gallery's and show them in HTML via dynamic tables.

 

But I need some help to figure out on how to define the filename of the pictures. 

Thanks in advance for helping me out.

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Moto-moto
Helper II
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has anyone found a solution to how to rename an attachment before send to sharepoint or power automate?

What i want to do is that every picture i attach it at automatically gives it a name with an id or a number, like Photo 1, Photo 2 and soo on

Rushil
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Hi @rezadurrani28 ,

 

Can you please help me with the issue I'm facing while adding tagging to the attachment controls? Here is the code below:

Rushil_1-1667255081468.png

 

Here, the highlighted part is DisplayName which should show the name of the file but it's showing "displayname" due to which the condition is not getting satisfied.

Rushil_2-1667255165024.png

 

Looking forward if anyone can help me with this.

 

Thanks 🙂

Here is the solution that worked for me.

First, I have a variable called flowRunning, which is set to true when some data operations are happening. Upon completion of the data operations, the value is set to false. Mainly I use this to display a "Loading..." overlay and loading spinner, but it seemed useful here because I've noticed some weirdness with the attachments control not being synchronized with my changes. I have the Reset property of the DataCardValue4 (attachments control) set to !flowRunning, as in Not(flowRunning), meaning the attachments control will reset when the data operations are complete. Not 100% sure if this matters, but I'm doing it just to ensure that what is visible in the control is up to date with the SharePoint record itself.

Also, another change I made is that the Default parameter of the attachments data card is set to AttachmentCollection, rather than ThisItem.Attachments! This means I have to fill the collection prior to navigating to the form.

Another Important change I made is the Update parameter of the attachments data card is set to DataCardValue4.Attachments, rather than AttachmentCollection! I do this because using the collection in that parameter was not allowing me to remove files. I could add files but not remove them. Switching back to the default value (DataCardValue4.Attachments) fixed that.

Here is my code in the OnAddFile property:

Set(flowRunning,true);
ClearCollect(AttachmentCollection,{AbsoluteUri:" ",DisplayName:" ",Id:" ",Name:" ",Value:" "});
Collect(AttachmentCollection, DataCardValue4.Attachments);
RemoveIf(AttachmentCollection,Id=" ");
With({_newName:Concatenate(Substitute(DropDownNameSelector.Selected.Value," ","_"),".",Last(Split(Last(AttachmentCollection).Name,".")).Result)},Patch(AttachmentCollection,Last(AttachmentCollection),{Name:_newName,DisplayName:_newName}));
Set(flowRunning,false);
SubmitForm(AttachmentsForm);


And here is my code in the OnRemoveFile property:

Set(flowRunning,true);
RemoveIf(AttachmentCollection,Not(ThisRecord.DisplayName in DataCardValue4.Attachments.Name));
SubmitForm(AttachmentsForm);
Set(flowRunning,false);

 
Notice I set flowRunning to false BEFORE SubmitForm() in the OnAddFile property, but in the OnRemoveFile property I set flowRunning to false AFTER SubmitForm.

My code immediately pushes the changes to the SharePoint record. Upon adding or removing a file, that change immediately propagates to SharePoint. Therefore, the OnUndoRemoveFile property is neither necessary nor usable. I'm ok with not having the undo functionality.

This may not work for you and there may be a simpler way, but this is what got it to work for me. Good luck!

Jia2
Frequent Visitor

Could you share your code of updateif and replace? I am meeting the same problem now...

Thanks!!!

This is of course Exactly what I was wanting.  I have a large group of people who will access the LIST record

and attachfiles, and I was created a log of who attached what, as of course they always ask, who uploaded that!?

So think of 20 users uploading several images and pdf files all within 3 hours, and people see the image, but then need to contact the person who uploaded it, for more details, so this IS PERFECT

I knew I could create a collection on most things, but was stumped on doing it for a Attachments,  THANK YOU!!

Now I am able to keep using the attachment control and keep track of who uploaded what and when!!

I do this in the same List record in a column called AttachmentLog, using the append to feature of a multiline RTF with extra features on.

 

LOVE IT when I find a person who discovers a way and saves me DAYS of trying stuff, THANK YOU and ROCK ON!

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