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Add Attachment Web Service Action

I am using the Add Attachment Call Web Service action to move documents from a library and attach them to items in a list. This workflow works great when the documents are pdfs; however, when the documents are Microsoft Word or Excel documents, I receive the following error:


Failed to invoke web service. Error returned from server: <soap:Fault xmlns:soap=""><faultcode>soapSmiley Frustratederver</faultcode><faultstring>Exception of type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.SoapServerException' was thrown.


Here is my web service code:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<soap:Envelope xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3/org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"







<m:listName>Regulatory Tracker</m:listName>

<m:listtItemID>{WorkflowVariable:Custom list item ID}</m:listItemID>







I need to be able to transfer multiple Word/Excel documents from the library to a single item in the list. If anyone knows something that might help, I would appreciate it! Thank you!

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Re: Add Attachment Web Service Action

I have no problem with Excel and Word. I do have problem with multiple attachments.

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Re: Add Attachment Web Service Action

Instead of using [FileData] , have you considered using <m:attachments>base64Binary</m:attachment> this copies the document as an attachment to a list item.

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