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File identifierS!!!

I am tring to rename a file.  Why is there not a simple step, "Rename file"?


Gave up on http steps, they just don't work, far too complicated if you are not a programmer (and the whole point of Power Automate is it is programming for non-programmers!)


Instead I trigger when the file is created or amended, check if the user gave the file the correct name, if not create a copy of the file, delete the original file


I can successfully create copy file with correct name but the delete file step is driving me nuts.  It asks for File Identifier.  But which identifier?


The trigger step returns x-ms-file-id.  But it isn't that.

Feed x-ms-file-id into Get file meta data and that returns ItemId and ID.  But it isn't either of those

Feed the ItemId in to Get File Properties and that returns ID and Identifier.  But it isn't eiher of those


So I now have five file identification values and none of them are the file identification needed by the Delete file step.


Why on earth is this so complicated????



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