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ercwebdev
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Flow to read 'Created By' field and update separate list

Hi there,

Being a fairly new convert to PowerAutomate, I'm a bit lost at sea with this one and looking for a rough guide on where to begin.

 

Basically, what we have is a SharePoint Library where users upload images. I've set up a flow to move the item to another library if it has passed the expire date. The move works ok, but  the new 'Created by' field is the user that the flow ran under and not the original 'Created By' user i.e. the user that originally uploaded the file. 

 

I think the easiest way to approach this is to add a new column named 'Uploader'  and what I am looking to do in the flow is to grab the identity (Created By) and write this into the 'Uploader' column. This flow would be triggered by 'when a new item is added' to the Sharepoint Library.

 

However, I'm finding it difficult to work out the inner machinations of the SharePoint syntax and also how best to try and construct a flow to achieve this aim.

 

If anyone can suggest some ideas, please feel free to do so!

 

Thanks,

A. 

 

 

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Diksha
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Hi @ercwebdev ,

 

Can you please share the screenshot of your flow action you are using to move the file to library ?

 

Basically , you can set the Uploader column of type Person or Group field with a Created By Email of trigger action as shown below .

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Thank You !!!

 

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Diksha
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Super User

Hi @ercwebdev ,

 

Can you please share the screenshot of your flow action you are using to move the file to library ?

 

Basically , you can set the Uploader column of type Person or Group field with a Created By Email of trigger action as shown below .

Capture.PNG

If this answered your question, please mark this question as answered and if you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up .

Thank You !!!

 

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v-alzhan-msft
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Hi @ercwebdev   ,

 

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Best Regards,

Alice

 

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