I have an Entity form with a file upload and need to include multiple filenames in the mail that is sent to the site admin upon form submission.

If I only allow one file to be uploaded through the form the replacement pattern [entity:field-uploadfield:file] works fine to make rules display the filename in the notification mail. But if I enable the users to upload multiple files the replacement pattern does not work anymore – how can I solve this?

Edit: [entity:field-uppladdarfaltet:0:file] works, but then I'd have to cap the number of files at like 10 and also this doesn't really seem like a "clean" solution. Can I use the :0 :1 :2... format to support an unlimited amount of files?

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[UPDATED] Your Rule will need to have some additional actions preceding the Send Mail action.

  1. Add variable (Text). Let's call it - [file_list]
  2. Add Loop that loops over your file field [entity:field-uppladdarfaltet] and produces a List Item. Lets call the list item variable [file_n]
  3. Add action Add Variable (text). Call it [file_item]
  4. Add action Set a Data Value. Data to change will be [file_item]. Value to set will be [file-n:file:name]
  5. Add action Set a Data Value. Data to change will be [file_list]. Value to set will be [file-list:value][file-item:value]<br>. This will add each uploaded file's name to the list with a line break after the name.
  6. Print variable [file_list:value] in the email body.

Here's screenshot: enter image description here

  • Alright I'll have a go at it and see if I can get it up and running.
    – Lenny
    Mar 10, 2016 at 10:58
  • I must be doing something wrong, I can't seem to be able to add a loop for [entity:field-uppladdarfaltet], did you mean like this? http://i.imgur.com/QeLq5Id.png
    – Lenny
    Mar 10, 2016 at 12:58
  • yes, but remove the double bracket - [[entity:field-uppladdarfaltet]] => [entity:field-uppladdarfaltet]
    – oksana-c
    Mar 10, 2016 at 13:03
  • Did that, but it still says Error: Data selector entity:field-uppladdarfaltet for parameter list is invalid. I barely have anything to choose from in the list of data selectors, don't know if that is of importance? http://i.imgur.com/nTs8d8X.png
    – Lenny
    Mar 10, 2016 at 13:09
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    I updated the answer. Follow those steps now. Had to set another variable in order for the file names to be picked up and fix some value references. I provided an idea for the action at first, that really had to be expanded upon. Such things are not easy to describe precisely step by step without having a test application.
    – oksana-c
    Mar 10, 2016 at 14:12

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