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Aiq184
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Send the whole flow in a loop but change the image

Hello Guys,

 

I´ve created a flow to render different mockups. The first step is to go to a website, click on upload a image file and then click pn upload. After that I choose 7-8 different mockup styles and click render. In each step I download the mockup. That is the flow for 1 image.

Now I want to loop that flow but with the next image in my folder on my desktop and I want to loop the whole flow until all images are choosen.

 

In attachment you´ll find my flow.


Thanks in advance

 

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Agnius
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That is because you are probably doing this in a loop where %RenamedFiles% only contains a single file. When you do it like that, the sequential functionality will not work. It only works when the target is a list of files.

 

Instead of making it sequential in Rename file(s), you should try to have a separate variable (like an index) that you start at 1 by using Set variable before the loop starts, and then increment by 1 by using Increase variable at the end of the loop. Then use this variable when renaming the files.

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UshaJyothi20
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I assume that images on folder 

First use get files in folder activity 

Then loop through them using for each activity 

Then for each image you can do the actions you need to process 

 

Hope this helps

Usha.

Aiq184
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Hello Usha,

 

thanks for your reply. I managed to create a whole flow, but the issue with the images is still there.


You´re right, I´ve a folder with 50 images. I added the option Get files, but how to choose the 2nd,3rd,4th and so on after the 1st image was rendered. The whole stops after the 1 image.


Do you have an idea how to sende all images step by step into the flow?

 

Ali

Agnius
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When you use Get files in folder, it returns a list of files in a variable called %Files%. You can then use a loop, like the For each loop to iterate through the list of files. When you use For each, it will have a temporary value for each iteration stored in %CurrentItem%. Use that as the file of the current iteration in your flow and it should work.

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Aiq184
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Hello Agnius,

 

thank for the reply. I tried to modify my Flow according to your description. But how can I choose a file after Flow 5?

 

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Agnius
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Put all the steps of your flow that should be repeated inside the loop. Then wherever you should target a single file, use %CurrentItem% as the file to be picked up.

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Aiq184
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But which action do I need to choose to get %CurrentItem%?

 

Sorry but I´m a absolute newby

Agnius
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The For each loop already creates a %CurrentItem% for you. Now use it in the action where you previously were typing in a fixed file path. I can't tell which action it is, as it's quite difficult to figure that out from your screenshots and the description.

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Aiq184
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Hello Agnius,

 

it worked! Thank you very much for this. Now I have a final issue. After I click on save and add a name like Case123 I save the image. AFter that I added a flow which renames the file and adds a _1 after Case123_1. The issue is it only creates this sequence for the 2nd image. FOr the 3rd it asks if I want to overwrite the file.

 

Can you please help me with that issue.

 

Regards

Ali

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Agnius
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That is because you are probably doing this in a loop where %RenamedFiles% only contains a single file. When you do it like that, the sequential functionality will not work. It only works when the target is a list of files.

 

Instead of making it sequential in Rename file(s), you should try to have a separate variable (like an index) that you start at 1 by using Set variable before the loop starts, and then increment by 1 by using Increase variable at the end of the loop. Then use this variable when renaming the files.

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Hi @Aiq184 

 

I think you should try like this , this will add _1 to all files 🙂

 

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