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dchow18
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Sample JSON for Files attached to MS Forms

Hi All,

 

Am trying to use Parse JSON control for files attached to MS Form to attach them to an email. Am not able to supply a sample payload to generate the JSON.

 

My MS Forms will have 3 files attached to the same question and file type could be one of doc, xlsx, ppt, pdf or image.

 

When I run below sample flow

 

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I get this in run history but no sample load

 

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I did look at this question https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Power-Automate/Flow-Parse-JSON-use-a-sample-payload-to-g... but couldn't understand what the data attribute should be for my files and if its possible to do this when am not sure what the incoming file type will be for sure. It could be any of 4/5 formats.

 

If someone can help, would be great.

 

Thanks,

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CFernandes
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Hey Mate @dchow18,

 

The blog provided by @eric-cheng  is a great starting point. 

 

If you are someone who like to follow video tutorial you can have a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNC8q6NzBEc 

 

I myself did a video tutorial on - Convert Microsoft Forms responses with attachments to PDF - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDWpGW1BaBU 

 

Blog post - https://clavinfernandes.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/convertmerge-microsoft-form-attachments-to-pdf/ 

 

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eric-cheng
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Hi @dchow18 ,

 

With MS Forms, the attachments are stored in OneDrive.

 

Here is a blog to show you how you can email the files.

 

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CFernandes
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Hey Mate @dchow18,

 

The blog provided by @eric-cheng  is a great starting point. 

 

If you are someone who like to follow video tutorial you can have a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNC8q6NzBEc 

 

I myself did a video tutorial on - Convert Microsoft Forms responses with attachments to PDF - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDWpGW1BaBU 

 

Blog post - https://clavinfernandes.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/convertmerge-microsoft-form-attachments-to-pdf/ 

 

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dchow18
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Thanks @eric-cheng , @CFernandes  for the solutions, I tried this but am getting below error:

 

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When I run it, I face the below error:

 

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Can you help with this?

 

Regards,

eric-cheng
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Hi @dchow18 ,

 

In the Append to Array action, can you please review the value with the below.  It needs to include Name and ContentBytes.  You can simply change source_file_name to Name and source_file_content to ContentBytes

 

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CFernandes
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Hey @dchow18 

 

@eric-cheng has formatted the JSON Correctly - 

 

{
  "Name": "<Name>,
  "ContentBytes": "<File Content>"
}

In my blog I use Muhimbi Merge action and that is the reason I am using a different array structure.

 

If you do not get correct results, I would request you to decorate -  the File_Content with base64ToBinary() 

 

base64ToBinary(body('Get_file_content')['$content'])

 

{

"Name": <Name>,

"ContentBytes": base64ToBinary(body('Get_file_content')['$content'])

}

 

Keep us posted on how things go!!!

 

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dchow18
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Thanks @eric-cheng , @CFernandes . This was helpful and it worked.

CFernandes
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Wohooo... We are glad that we could assist you 😊

Hi  &  @CFernandes & @eric-cheng ,

 

I hope this is the appropriate place for me to post my question. If not, please direct me to the right place.

I am completely new to JSON and I'm trying to convert records stored in a proprietary app and parse them using JSON to a SharePoint List using a Power Automate Flow. The proprietary app has a field that stores multiple attachments (mostly emails).

It's all working fine but when the flow gets to the 'Apply To Each' action which checks for multiple attachments and loops through the attachments, it fails because my Split() function is expecting a string but is getting an array. This is the error I get:

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My Split() function looks like this:

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Where 'Attachments' is the name of the proprietary application field and varAttachmentCount is a loop counter in Power Automate.

 

Here is the JSON object relating to attachments:

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I have had to create a 'webhook' in the proprietary application which is named 'upload_attachments' and this was the JSON code recommended to me by others.

 

I've tried changing the property type from 'array' to string in the JSON but that didn't work either.

 

I'm hoping this provides you with enough information to point me in the right direction. Any assistance you can give me will be appreciated immensely. I have been going around in circles for days.

 

Sincere thanks in advanced.

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