SharePoint Online - Get attachment names

Use the SharePoint Online - Get attachment names actionA tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows. to retrieve all the attachment names from a list item. This action works with the SharePoint Online - Get item attachment by name action.

Before you start 

Configure the SharePoint Online - Get attachment names action

The steps required to configure the action are given below. The SharePoint Online - Get attachment names action fields and settings table describes all the required and optional configuration fields.

Important: Before inserting variables, you must manually type or select the values in order to retrieve the site data and populate other dependent fields. Once configured, you can insert variables to the required fields.

  1. Select a SharePoint Online connection.

    Note: Only the connections created with the List and libraries authentication method are available in the drop-down. For more information about authentication methods for SharePoint Online connections, see Connectors.

  2. Type a SharePoint site URL and click Retrieve lists.
  3. Example:https://domain.sharepoint.com/sites/hr

  1. Select the List name that contains the item where you will get attachment names from.
  2. For Item ID, specify the ID of the list item that you want to retrieve attachment names from.
  3. For more information about Item ID, see How do I find the item ID in the SharePoint Online list? .

  1. For Result, create or select an object to store the attachment file names.

Retrieve attachments from a list item

The following actions can be used together to retrieve attachments from a list item as described in the steps below:

In the Designer page: 

SharePoint Online - Get attachment names action fields and settings

Important: Before inserting variables, you must manually type or select the values in order to retrieve the site data and populate other dependent fields. Once configured, you can insert variables to the required fields.

Section Field Description Variable types
(unlabeled)

ConnectionCredentials and other settings required to pass data between the workflow and the indicated service, which could be a cloud service, business application, or content store.

SharePoint Online connection for the list containing the item(s) with attachment names that you want to retrieve.

To refresh the available connections , click .

(n/a)
Source item

SharePoint site URL

The URL of the SharePoint Online site containing the list or document library you want to use.

To retrieve the lists or libraries for the SharePoint site URL, type the SharePoint site URL and click Retrieve lists.

Example: https://domain.sharepoint.com/sites/hr

Boolean, Collection, DateTime, Decimal, Integer, Text

 

List name

The name of the list containing the list item with the attachments you want to retrieve.

The drop-down list is limited to lists within the site specified in SharePoint site URL.

Boolean, Collection, DateTime, Decimal, Integer, Text

 

Item ID

The ID of the list item from which you want to retrieve the attachments.

Integer

Output Result

Stores the result of the action as an object with the following variables:

  • Number of attachments returned: Integer variable to store the total number of attachments retrieved from this actions.
  • Attachment name(s): Collection variable to store the name(s) of the attachments.
ObjectA variable that groups several related variables of any type into a hierarchical structure. Objects can contain other Objects.