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Vkas
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Unable to save files to on-prem library using flow

Hi Team,

 

I am facing a issue while saving my pdf files to the sharepoint 2013 library.

I am using send an http request action which executes successfully, creates the pdf file in library but looks like it is only creating file with no content.

File is library:

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Flow run:

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Below is what I am getting when trying to open the file from library:

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Actual Flow:

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If I use Create file instead of send http request action, I get error as "Resource not found". This also creates a pdf file but the file is completely not opening (not even giving signature error as with send http request action above)

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The third option I tridd is to save the pdf file from email attachment to sharepoint library.

That also runs successfully  and create the pdf file but with no content.

 

From all above options, I tried creating a simple txt file with small content in it, and it created and opening without any issues. The issue seems to be only with pdf file.

Looks like the pdf file is not save with correct format or content.

 

I tried to use file content as base64ToBinary, but it fails with below error:

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base64ToBinary(outputs('Get_file_content_2')?['body'])

 

Any idea what I am missing in my actions?

 

Thanks,Vkas

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Mira_Ghaly
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@Vkas 

So what is the trigger of your flow , from what source are you trying to create your PDF?

 

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Hi @Mira_Ghaly 

 

For trigger, i tried few options:

1. new email with pdf attachment

2. when a pdf file created in onedrive for business

3. when a file is created in Sharepoint (on-prem or online)

 

from any of the above options, my target is to save pdf file to my on-prem library and I can easily save it to online sites but not on on-prem site.

the pdf file can be from mail, from another site or from onedrive, or from any other source.

The target is to save a pdf (from any source) to sharepoint onprem site.

 

Let me know if you need any more information.

 

Thanks.

I tried creating a normal pdf file after uploading it to different library thinking of that it could be a signature issue.

The file created successfully with same number of pages but with no content in it.

The actual file size was 650 KB and this file created is around 1.2 MB.

the file is opening without any issues and errors, has same number of pages but no content in it.

 

Any idea?

 

Thanks 

zweld
New Member

Did you ever resolve this? I have the same issue.

RameshMukka
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

@Vkas @Mira_Ghaly @zweld 

Were you able to solve this? I too have the same issue. I have created a PDF from SharePoint online list using power automate flow and trying to save it to SharePoint 2013 on-prem library. At Create File action (SharePoint 2013) it is failing with "Resource Not Found" error while the same pdf is creating fine in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Please help.

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