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Move document if date column is less or equal to today's date. New to flow and need help PLEASE.

I am completely new to Flow and I am not a Technology major by any means so I am asking for step by step instructions in laymans terms if anyone can help please.

I am trying to build a flow so that documents that are equal to or older than 120 days from today will be moved from one document library titled Procedural Update (the Column name with the date + 120 is named MoveDocument), to a document library titled Archive.

I started with Recurrence and Get Files (Properties Only) and that is where I continually have an error (400).  I have tried MoveDocument eg utcNow('MM/dd/yyyy') and multiple other ways. 

Can anyone please help?

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Spoke with Microsoft and they figured it out for me. Here is the flow.

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addDays Condition (replace -180 with how many days you want:

addDays(utcNow(), -180, 'yyyy-MM-dd')
 
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Hi @Tbruns,

 

I did a test on my side, and the Move file action does have some errors.

You could consider using the "Get file content-Create file-Delete file" process to achieve your requirements.

Configure Recurrence as a trigger to set a time to trigger Flow at the time each day.

Use Get files (properties only) to configure Filter Query to get only the properties of the file that needs to be moved.

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Finally, use the steps "Get file content-Create file-Delete file" to complete the subsequent configuration.

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Note: Please create a new library to test, do a backup job, prevent accidental deletion of files.

Please take a try and let me know if you have any issue.

 

Best Regards,

Barry

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received an error but trying again

Sorry I am still getting an error (below). I am very new to Flow so I am not sure if I am entering something incorrectly. My column that has the date is titled "Move"

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Hi @Tbruns,

 

You need to put the full single quotes outside the Expression, I noticed that your single quotes are incomplete.

You can type "Move le ‘’" first, then place the cursor inside single quotes, then edit expression, then click ok:

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Best Regards,

Barry

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I tried putting the single quotation marks around the expression and that did not work.

10-30-2018 7-08-54 AM.jpgWhen trying to add the filter it tells me there is no Dynamic Content.

 

Hi @Tbruns,

 

First of all, I don't know what is configured on your action, but your requirements here don't have to use Dynamic content, because you could use Column name and utcNow() to compare, just type in the expression.

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Barry

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If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

So I have figured out how to move documents by using a Yes/No column however I am still needing a step to compare two date columns and if they equal put a "Yes" in the Yes/No column.

 

Dates are formated as MM/dd/yy.

So Column 1 is a Date/Time column (Date Only) titled "Today" which contains today's date.

Column 2 is a Calculated Column (=[Date Created]+[Add Days]), (Date Only) titled "Move" 

Column 3 is a Yes/No column where I am needing to enter "Yes" when Column 1 and Column 2 are equal to the same date.

 

Is this possible?

I think that you are going dor the wrong approach.

Why not trigger on file creation and then do a wait until and then move the document.

I wrote a post about this a few weeks ago


https://veenstra.me.uk/2018/10/23/microsoft-flow-sending-out-reminders/

This flow would not run for documents that have been created prior to creating the Flow correct? If so that will not work for us.

Spoke with Microsoft and they figured it out for me. Here is the flow.

11-26-2018 10-23-39 AM.jpg

 

addDays Condition (replace -180 with how many days you want:

addDays(utcNow(), -180, 'yyyy-MM-dd')
 
11-26-2018 10-23-21 AM.jpg

 

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