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Folder Path vs. Library name

Scratching my head on this one and run out of URL combinations to try.  I have a Flow that copies an email attchment into a DocLib folder, this works as expected:FlowSaveAtt.PNGThe document is created in the '1-Registration' folder in the default DocLib.  I now want to update the file properties but the SPS Action doesn't allow me to pick Site/Folder, it asks for Site/Library name!  FlowFileProp.PNG

 So my question is, how can I update the file properties of a document sitting in a folder within a library.  Yes, I have tried every combination URL in the Library name field, but it will only accept a Library, not a folder within a library.  I am thinking of creating a new 'Temporary' DocLib, creating the file there, updating the properties, then moving it to the correct '1 - Registration' library.  However can anyone explain why the Create File screen asks for Site/Folder and the Update Properties action asks for Site/Library?




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Re: Folder Path vs. Library name

Hi @MrNigel,


I think you could use Get file metadata using path to get the itemId of the file, and then use Update file properties to update the file's properties.


As for what you said " why the Create File screen asks for Site/Folder and the Update Properties action asks for Site/Library?", my understanding is that the latter is similar to updating list item, Library is similar to list, and the file is equivalent to item, so When updating file Properties, it is similar to updating the column of the list item.

So when configuring Update file properties, it is similar to Update item, which needs library name(list name), then Id(item id).

And Create file is the same as all the files created, the specified folder, the location of the file.


Best Regards,


Community Support Team _ Barry
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Re: Folder Path vs. Library name

Hi Barry,


Tks, I wilI give this workaround a try next week.  I understand the similarities regarding Libs/Lists and have used your suggestion in the past, but IMHO the CRUD fields should all be the same for each action, even if it means there are two separate sets of Lib and List actions.



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