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Uploading File From Local PC to Network Drives

  • 1.  Uploading File From Local PC to Network Drives

    Silver Contributor
    Posted Feb 25, 2021 01:48 AM

    Hi,

    I want to upload excel files to Network Drive from Local PC by using PowerApps ( Attachment Control ).

    is there any particular way to do this?

    I am actually stuck on this requirement by the client as they want to upload there excel files in different folders of network drives.

    Help



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    Mustafa Hussain Mohsin
    Associate Data Analyst
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  • 2.  RE: Uploading File From Local PC to Network Drives

    Gold Contributor
    Posted Feb 26, 2021 02:15 AM
    Hi Mustafa,

    What you could do is to leverage the FileSystem connector in Power Automate https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/shared_filesystem/file-system/ so that you call a flow from your power apps that leverage this connector to save the file into a Network Drive.

    Best regards,

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    Alaa Bitar
    Consultant
    Serial Sa
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  • 3.  RE: Uploading File From Local PC to Network Drives

    Silver Contributor
    Posted Feb 26, 2021 02:33 AM

    Hi @Alaa Bitar

    I am actually, thinking of creating two flows like

    1) When the user opens the app, Selects the File Category, Dropdown (Budget, Forecast and Statistics ) and then will choose 1 and its respective XLSX file. and then hit Upload button, the File first upload to the Sharepoint Document Library and then

    A New Flow begins, which will get the file from Sharepoint Document Library and then the File System Connector will take that file and upload it to their On-Premises Network drive Folder.

    But, I am confused in building the 2nd flow and how it will work? do I have to install the Gateway in the Server of that Network? and the email for the gateway will be used in that File System Connector in the flow as I have read in some forums. So, there are 3 different users which will upload different files Monthly and Yearly.

    So, as per there files , I have to create three different folders in server? to upload each of them in their respective folder in Network Drive.

    Any Help @Warren Belz (If you read my post)



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    Mustafa Hussain Mohsin
    Associate Data Analyst
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  • 4.  RE: Uploading File From Local PC to Network Drives

    Top Contributor
    Posted Mar 04, 2021 05:08 AM
    Edited by Warren Belz Mar 04, 2021 05:08 AM
    Hi @Mustafa Hussain Mohsin,
    There is no way I know of that you can automate the saving of files locally (non-cloud) - the File System connector ​triggers are unfortunately "the other way" and sourced from (not to) the file system. ​

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    Warren Belz
    Queensland Australia
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