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BGreen2
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Parse_JSON Error: InvalidTemplate. Unable to process template language expressions in action 'Parse_JSON' inputs at line '0' and column '0': 'Required property 'content' expects a value but got null. Path ''.'.

Hello all,

 

I am new to Power Automate and am trying to transfer Form responses with an attachment to a Microsoft List.  In my flow I have a Parse_JSON step that is erroring out.  The following message is included with the error: "InvalidTemplate. Unable to process template language expressions in action 'Parse_JSON' inputs at line '0' and column '0': 'Required property 'content' expects a value but got null. Path ''.'."

 

In other posts where I have seen this error pop up, it looks like it was due to a particular response of the form not containing an attachment.  I have required the attachment step on the Microsoft Form so that a response can not be submitted if it does not have an attachment submitted.  In the tests I have run, an attachment has always been included.  When creating the Parse_JSON Schema I copied the file location as it appeared in the "Get Response Details" step and used that as the "Generate from Sample".

 

I am not sure where I am going wrong.  Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Below is my Parse_JSON Schema in case it is needed.  Thank you so much for any help that can be provided!

 

 

 

{
    "type":"array",
    "items": {
        "type""object",
        "properties": {
            "name": {
                "type""string"
            },
            "link": {
                "type""string"
            },
            "id": {
                "type""string"
            },
            "type": {},
            "size": {
                "type""integer"
            },
            "referenceId": {
                "type""string"
            },
            "driveId": {
                "type""string"
            },
            "status": {
                "type""integer"
            },
            "uploadSessionUrl": {}
        },
        "required": [
            "name",
            "link",
            "id",
            "type",
            "size",
            "referenceId",
            "driveId",
            "status",
            "uploadSessionUrl"
        ]
    }
}
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v-bofeng-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @BGreen2 ,

 

Could you please show me your flow?

 

Best Regards,

Bof

Hello, sure thing!  Thank you for looking at this.

 

BGreen2_0-1678971697342.png

 

Tanveer
Frequent Visitor

I am also having the same issue, could not resolve, i tested the flow when i setup and always attached an attachment but without attachments this is the first error in production.

 

Any help would much appreciated

tansleypete
Frequent Visitor

I am getting this error as well. For me i think it must be that it is expecting an attachment but there isn’t one. Is there a way for the flow to carry on past this even if there is no attachment?

niki1
Frequent Visitor

I have the same error. Is there a solution to this?

BGreen2
New Member

Hello All,

 

I ended up creating a new flow with the exact same information/set up.  When I re-created the new flow, the problem disappeared and the flow worked.  I am not sure if there might have been a strange typo/small mistake on the previous flow that I just could not find or if something else was going on, but for whatever reason the new flow worked.  I would recommend creating a new flow if you are experiencing this issue to see if that helps resolve the issue.

 

Thank you!

Craig_Cowley
Helper V
Helper V

Hello,

Has anyone been able to resolve this please? I've created two flows using this and thought they were working, until someone tested without an attachment.

Thanks
Craig

niki1
Frequent Visitor

Hello, 

I used the Try, Catch and Finally blocks and Scope using the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9Sf5TUA6aQ and it works in both options w/wo attachments.

@niki1 Thanks for the link, I'll have a look.

 

I did manage to get a workaround, by adding a condition of 'Document Upload' is equal to "", if false, the Parse JSON etc was applied.

 

Craig_Cowley_0-1700491244992.png

 

slarson77
Helper I
Helper I

Same issue.

 

It used to work, in January.  Now I get this error.  Nothing has been changed or updated in my flow, so I know it's not me because it used to work.

mukaruernest
Frequent Visitor

Looks like there is a property called 'Content' that is not on your Parse_JSON Schema.

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