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Brian-C
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Attachments in Approvals - Variable Quantity

Hello,

 

I read up recently that it was now possible to include attachments directly within the Approval email using the V2 Approval action. I want to test this out, but for my particular scenario, the email that triggers the Flow may have one or more attachments - the number of attachments isn't fixed.

 

I tried this out using the 'array' option but got a non-serialized error. Is there something specific I should be doing here, or is it not possible to include attachments if the quantity varies?

 

In flow:

attachments2.PNG 

On run:

attachments3.PNG

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@Brian-C 

See my example below.  After the Get Attachment action, your steps for building the array should be the same.  Please note that emails frequently include images for logos, etc. and they are considered attachments.

EmailAttach.jpg

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ScottShearer
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@Brian-C 

The following worked for me (just ran a test).  Note that I use Content rather than ContentBytes.

Attach1.jpg

Attach2.jpg

 

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v-alzhan-msft
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Hi @Brian-C ,

 

Could you share the value that you entered in the Attachment field?

The Array for the Attachments in the approval should as below:

[
  {
    "name": @{variables('name1')},
    "content": "@{outputs('content1')}"
  },
  {
    "name": @{variables('name1')},
    "content": "@{outputs('content2')}"
  }
]

 

Best Regards,

Alice

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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Hello, 

 

I see your steps are receiving attachments from SharePoint. In my case, the attachments are coming from an email. Can i still do the same with the 'Get Attachment' action for email?

 

Thanks

@Brian-C 

See my example below.  After the Get Attachment action, your steps for building the array should be the same.  Please note that emails frequently include images for logos, etc. and they are considered attachments.

EmailAttach.jpg

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Scott

@ScottShearer 

 

Thanks for the help! Seems I got it working. The emails I use to trigger this particular flow arrive as plain text so I shouldn't have to worry about about extraneous content arriving as attachments. I wanted to get attachments directly in the approval email since I plan on using this within Teams.

 

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Appreciate the quick responses.

@Brian-C 

Glad you got it working!

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