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orengaliki
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Re-naming a file via attachment control

Hi All, 

I have an app that helps collect shared documents with a large crowd of users.

I have managed to create a naming convention in a label(taken from multiple text inputs).

I am trying to apply this naming convention automatically while uploading a file via attachment control.

I saw similar posts regarding this with no solution.

Does anyone has any idea on how to do it? Maybe through Flow(power automate)?

 

Many Thanks

Oren

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Hi,

Thanks for the responses.

I have found that the only way to get it to work is to hard-code the extension to the Flow, meaning add the .pdf extension after the FileContent expression. 

  • Since we are using .jpg and .pdf files (iPad Cameras and Desktop version) I created a copy of this flow and changed the extension to .jpg for the Flow Copy.
  • Then added an  "If" statements based on a drop-down list- one for .pdf extension and second for images.
  • Users will have to select the type of file they want to send to sharepoint

That solved it basically.

 

Cheers

Oren

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WarrenBelz
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@orengaliki ,

Add Attachment is an Action in Power Automate and the name can be dynamically created, but there would not be a way I know of to drive it off the Attachment control as this simply selects a file and attaches it.

 

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@WarrenBelz  , thanks for the quick answer.

I am looking for a way to generate a name in PowerApps via dynamic labels (which I already know how to do), and make the naming of the attachment the same as the label, without compromising the file type.

 

Currently, when I change the function for the flow to capture the text in the label, it returns an unidentified file. adding ".pdf" does not solve the issue as it creates a file with errors and cannot be opened.

This is the function that I use, following this great video of Shane Young on attachment control: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QaiM8SeWfM.

==

Set(varfilelink, EasyUpload.Run(Last(AttachmentControl.Attachments).Name,

varBase64only).sharepointfilelink)

==

Hope this helps to direct the question

Thanks Oren

@orengaliki ,

That video is about sending files to a Library and yes, you can name them as you wish. The Attachment control is being used for something other than its designed purpose. The name would be passed in the Flow from Power Apps. I am not sure why you would be getting the result you are as the Base64 conversion is a separate item from the naming.

Hi,

I'm happy with the fact that the file is saved to a library as is, but the naming part.

I need an option to produce custom naming in the app itself, without making the user name the file in advance.

 

The "Last" function ends with .Name,  so I understand that it takes the name of the last file in the attachment control. 

I am trying to understand how can I manipulate the file name within this control or after it is sent to the flow(That the flow will provide the name from the specific label and then save it to the library).

 

@orengaliki ,

Instead of passing the Name from the attachment control to the Flow, pass the name you want to use.

 

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I tried to do that, replace the name with the label, but the file saved as an unusable file. 

Can you suggest how to incorporate the name from the label in a way that the file type will stay the same?

 

Thanks
Oren

@orengaliki ,

You need the file name and extension to be passed. The naming and content are two separate actions in the Flow.

Hi,

Thanks for the responses.

I have found that the only way to get it to work is to hard-code the extension to the Flow, meaning add the .pdf extension after the FileContent expression. 

  • Since we are using .jpg and .pdf files (iPad Cameras and Desktop version) I created a copy of this flow and changed the extension to .jpg for the Flow Copy.
  • Then added an  "If" statements based on a drop-down list- one for .pdf extension and second for images.
  • Users will have to select the type of file they want to send to sharepoint

That solved it basically.

 

Cheers

Oren

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