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Is there a way that I could show the last user who created/modified an item? In SP, the modified by shows the flow author. any workaround/suggestions?

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Hi @mariajessa 


Can you share details on the trigger that you are using? If it is of type manual then you can define the flow to use the connection of the person who triggered the flow and then the modified column will show the person who triggered the flow. 


If not and you have provided a service account type, it is not possible to identify the user that triggered the flow (for example in case of when an item is created or modified etc. and you modify the item in the flow then it will save the last modified person that will be the flow author)


If you can share more details, we may be able to assist you better with this. 


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below is the screenshot of my flow. This is a very simple flow. I just need to update the DOCID once the file is created in the library, and the user who last modified the file. Thus, I used the trigger as below. I tried to create a column "Last Modified" and put in "Modified By DisplayName" to see if it could be a work around. But it's showing the same as "Modified By". 

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Hi @mariajessa,


If other users modified the File, the Last-Modified by will be the other users. I have confirmed on my side with my colleague.

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You could also check the version history of the File:

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Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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Hi @v-litu-msft ,


Since I just need to get the DOCID updated and the last user who modified the file, I tried to use the trigger "When a new file is created (properties only). Modified by will be updated accordingly if the file is updated anyway. I encountered three issues with this new flow. The outputs are inconsistent.


1. Flow is not triggered even after I refresh the page, thus DOCID is blank, Created by and Modified show the same user. DOCID is not updated at all. 

2. Flow is triggered, DOCID is updated, created by and modified by are the same user

3. When i try to run the flow using Test button, DOCID is updated, but Created by and Modified by are different. Created by is the author of the file and Modified by is the author of the flow




Hi @mariajessa,


Sorry for the late reply, do you still exist the problem?

I tested on my side but not find the same issue, the creator is not the same as the editor.

Maybe you could have a try to add a delay action after the trigger to make sure the file is edited already, then get file properties again by using Get file properties action.


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Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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