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Problem with variable


I have a problem with initializing variable.  In flow I'm trying to achieve automate deletion of files which are older than 7 days. But variable is the last thing that is doing problems. I've looked at lot of forums but it is not working. 

There is the variable:



greater(utcNow('yyyyMMdd'), formatDateTime(adddays(item()?['Created'],7),'yyyyMMdd'))



  There is scheme of Flow: 


Many thanks for any support!

Super User II
Super User II


Hi there.  It looks like the expression in your variable is referencing something that hasn't happened yet (with the item() part).


Try initializing the variable like you have it, but leave the value blank.

Then after your Get file properties bit, add a "Set variable" action with that same expression.  It may want to be inside of your Apply to each loop, not sure.


Also, check out using a Compose rather than the variable.  It might work better for you, as well.

Keep us posted.



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I've tried to do that as you said and it doesn't work. I guess  there is problem in me, because I do not understand Flow very well 😄
Value in item() is blank. 


Here I just deleted "7"

greater(utcNow('yyyyMMdd'), formatDateTime(adddays(item()?['Created'],'yyyyMMdd'))


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