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I am querying all files from a given folder in Power Automate. I have used the below in the filter query of Get Items action:

{FullPath} eq 'GSD Test Document Library/DS0001'

Files in Folder

But while running the flow, getting the below error:

The $filter expression "{FullPath} eq 'GSD Test Document Library/DS0001'" is not valid. Creating query failed.

What is invalid in the filter query?

Note: I don't want to use the REST API, want to get using SharePoint action.

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This is one of the limitations of using filter queries in SharePoint actions inside Power automate flows when column names have { } in it.

So, filter query will not work for properties like {FullPath}, {Path}, {Name}, etc.


As you want to get files from a specific folder in SharePoint document library using Power Automate flow, you can use List folder action like below:

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OR you have to use the SharePoint REST API and "Send an HTTP request to SharePoint" action in Power automate.

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  • Thanks Ganesh - I am aware of the List Folder and "Send an HTTP request to SharePoint" action (getfolderbyserverrelativeurl" - the problem in both the method is - it doesn't bring the custom columns, content type details from the document library which is needed. It only brings out of the file properties.
    – SP 2022
    Dec 26, 2022 at 4:57
  • Do you want custom column values against files (properties)? What content type details you need exactly, content type name/ID of each file item? Dec 26, 2022 at 11:32
  • Yes - I want each column details from each content type from the given path.
    – SP 2022
    Dec 27, 2022 at 16:55

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