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Getting file properties using trigger "For a Selected file"

I'd like to get a file properties and be able to use that in my flow. The trigger is "For a selected file" however, when I place the action: "Get File Properties" I can't use the file id from the trigger to select the needed file. I could do that in lists with for a selected item and get item, but I can't do that with files. When I click inside the "Id" field, I get the message "No dynamic content available" 


How can I get the properties of a selected file with flow?

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Re: Getting file properties using trigger "For a Selected file"


Hi @BrittanyR ,


Please do like this:



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Community Support Team _ Barry
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Re: Getting file properties using trigger "For a Selected file"

This method works for manually created document libraries. 

We created a site using PnP, including a document library. Besides this library, we manually added another library. For the latter library the method is working. For the first one, however, the dynamic content is not accessible. 

Do you maybe have a solution to this problem? Or is this a bug?

Helper III
Helper III

Re: Getting file properties using trigger "For a Selected file"

@v-bacao-msft I don't get all the metadata in the Dynamic Content. Many fields in the library are missing when trying to get them from the "Get file properties" in Dynamic Content. 

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Re: Getting file properties using trigger "For a Selected file"


Can you post a screen shot of what you see in Dynamic properties?

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