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Can a user upload an attachment

I want to build an Power Virtual Assistants to handle sick leave in my company.

I want that the employee can upload an doctor's confirmation if he got one.
Is there a possibility to do this in Virtual Assistants?

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Re: Can a user upload an attachment

Hi @clemens ,

 

Yes, you can use the Bot Framework to do it.

While Microsoft provides better in-app support for this, you can do the following,

 

  1. Deploy a custom web-canvas (see documentation) that supports attaching images / files
  2. Upload the image / file to your own Azure Blob storage
  3. Send the URL as a message activity (response to a question node) so that it gets assigned to a variable
  4. Use that URL in Flow / Skills to achieve your desired outcome

Microsoft provided a github sample that attempts to mimic this capability.

 

Using only Power Virtual Agents, you can vote here: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Ideas/Attach-file-to-Power-Virtual-Agents/idi-p/46170...

 

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Re: Can a user upload an attachment

Hi @clemens ,

 

Yes, you can use the Bot Framework to do it.

While Microsoft provides better in-app support for this, you can do the following,

 

  1. Deploy a custom web-canvas (see documentation) that supports attaching images / files
  2. Upload the image / file to your own Azure Blob storage
  3. Send the URL as a message activity (response to a question node) so that it gets assigned to a variable
  4. Use that URL in Flow / Skills to achieve your desired outcome

Microsoft provided a github sample that attempts to mimic this capability.

 

Using only Power Virtual Agents, you can vote here: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Ideas/Attach-file-to-Power-Virtual-Agents/idi-p/46170...

 

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If you like this reply, please give kudos. And if this solves your problem, please accept this reply as the solution.

Thanks!
Renato Romão
https://www.linkedin.com/in/renatoromao/


Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!
Thanks!

Renato Romão,

Power Virtual Agents course (+1.000 students): https://www.udemy.com/pva-beginners

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Re: Can a user upload an attachment

Thank you, but unfortunately I am not that tech savvy that I can implement your suggestion...

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Re: Can a user upload an attachment

@clemens ,

 

Yes, I hope in the future we can do it inside the PVA. 🙂

Please accept this reply as the solution to help more users.

 

Thanks!
Renato Romão
https://www.linkedin.com/in/renatoromao/


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Thanks!

Renato Romão,

Power Virtual Agents course (+1.000 students): https://www.udemy.com/pva-beginners

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