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Jesserboy2020
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SharePoint PDF arrive in email as type FILE

Hello! 

Currently, I'm working on conditionally attaching PDF documents from a SharePoint list to an email. 


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Because there are multiple documents, and set conditions as if if they should be attached, I've set up the following flow that updates an array for attachments, and sends an email: 

 

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The flow works, yet when the files arrive in the emails, they are Type File: 

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Is there a way to ensure that they arrive as PDFs, which they are in SharePoint? 

Thank you for all your help!

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yashkamdar
Solution Sage
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Hello Team,

 

There sure is, can you share across a screenshot of your Send an email action, how you have configured it and I will tell you how to make sure that the file you send via that action is PDF.

 

Awaiting response..

Here is a screenshot: 

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Hello Team,

 

Are you dynamically creating a PDF, I cannot see any action where you are trying to fetch the Attachment, can you explain more because I can see a variable being passed to the Send an Email action that holds the attachments.

 

How are you creating that Attachments variable ?

 

The array is initialized in this step: 

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Then, when the condition is met, it triggers the grabbing of a specific file: 

Item 1: 

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Item 2: 

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Is this what you're looking for? 

Hello Team,

 

That's it, this is what I wanted.

 

Now all you have to do is change the Name from FactFinder to FactFinder.PDF and similarly NeedAnalysis to NeedAnalysis.PDF

 

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When I used to do this where the Name of my file used to come from a Dynamic content, I used to use a Concatenate expression to append .PDF at the end but in your case you can simply hard code .PDF at the end of the file names because you are explicitly naming your Files.

 

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This should definitely solve your issue out.

 

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Please ignore.

Hello Team,

 

You still need to pass the Content bytes, only passing the name will not suffice.

 

So to be very clear here is what you need to do is just modify the Name from FactFinder to FactFinder.PDF, you will still need to pass the ContentBytes because that is what holds the actual file content.

 

{
	 "Name": "FactFinder.PDF",
	  "ContentBytes": FileContent

}

 

 

Do the exact same thing for NeedsAnalysis.

 

If you are finding this difficult to follow, check your private message, I have dropped an email over there.

 

 

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Hello Team,

 

I figured this out, there was a slight mistake.

 

 

Here is what you need to do

 

{
	 "Name": "FactFinder.PDF",
	  "ContentBytes": outputs('Get_file_content')?['body']?['$content']

}

 

 

Can you please use this in both the expressions and let me know if this works. This has to work.

 

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