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Re: How can I update only 1 property in a SharePoint List

Hi Scott,

In update item for Required fields, if we try to set value using Dynamic Properties, there is no option to pickup current value from List. e.g. see below scenario to understand my problem.

List A have 4 fields as Required fields. MS Flow is actived when new entry is added in Flow. Then flow sends an approval request, where i call update item to update approval comments in same list. At this stage in update item i have to set values for Required fields using Dynamic Properties. However is there a possibility to get latest values from List itself while setting these values? Problem is when entry is added in List and if its modified before approval, then during approval i can't see option to pickup those modified values. See below SS



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Re: How can I update only 1 property in a SharePoint List?

What about using HTTP request?

This allow you update just one field: 





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Re: How can I update only 1 property in a SharePoint List


A simple solution might be to use a Get Item action before the Update and use the values from the Get Item for the required columns.

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Re: How can I update only 1 property in a SharePoint List

Possible Solution?

  1. Create a Custom View in your SharePoint List, making only the fields you are interested in visible
  2. Choose that Custom View in the SharePoint action "Get item" -> "Advanced Options" -> "Limit Columns by View"
  3. Choose that "Get item"'s ID in the SharePoint action "Update item"


Edit: Nevermind. This doesn't appear to work due to a broken "Limit Columns by View" function - forums indicate this is not working as intended.

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