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Joao_Macau
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Can't convert File base64ToString

Hello, 

 

I'm entering in the real of power automate and i'm loving it, but i've a problem..

I'm trying to convert a file that contain a JSON code and I'm pulling the file from Onedrive Bussines with "Get file Content"

 

The output message from the "Get File content" Action provided my information regarding the $Content-type.

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Next i'm using compose, and the flowing formula, to convert the content of the file to do a Parse JSON after. 

 

base64ToString(triggerBody()['$content'])

 

 

When i run the flow the following message appears:

" Unable to process template language expressions in action 'Compose' inputs at line '1' and column '5995': 'The template language expression 'base64ToString(triggerBody()['$content'])' cannot be evaluated because property '$content' doesn't exist, available properties are ''. Please see https://aka.ms/logicexpressions for usage details.'. "

 

I know for a fact that I've the "$content'" in my file. why does this error appears? 

 

best regards,

João Macau

 

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CFernandes
Super User
Super User

Hey @Joao_Macau ,

 

Try the approch below-

 

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Get File Content - Infer Content Type > NO

 

Formula in the compose action  -

 

base64ToString(outputs('Get_file_content_using_path')?['body']?['$content'])

 

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Thank very much for the reply!

 

I've change the flow and the output was something like this:

"{\u0000\r\u0000\n\u0000 \u0000 \u0000\"\u0000n\u0000a\u0000m\u0000e\u0000\"\u0000:\u0000 \u0000\"\u00005\u0000d\u0000a\u0000a\u00003\u00007\u00003\u0000e\u0000-\u00004\u00002\u00001\u0000a\u0000-\u00004\u00007\u00000\u0000d\u0000-\u00009\u00009\u0000c\u00007\u0000-\u00005\u0000e\u00004\u00006\u00004\u00009\u0000e\u00004\u00006\u00009\u00002\u00004\u0000\"\u0000,\u0000\r\u0000\n\u0000 \u0000 " 

 

Is this related with encoding?

 

My original file is the DataModelShema file in a PowerBi.

 

When I converted it to a .json file it work but I'm trying to use the original file. Is it possible?

 

best regards,

João

 

 

 

This helped bigly. I spent hours trying to import Json from OneDrive, Google drive etc. I tried:

base64ToString(triggerBody()?['$content'])
base64ToString(triggerBody()?['$content'])
json(base64ToString(triggerOutputs()['outputs']['body']['$content']))
base64ToString(triggerBody()['$content'])

 

But your solution is the one that worked  for me.

Thank you.

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