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nnkaya
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Moving files from one SharePoint library to another document library by year

Hello All,

 

I have a Power Automate flow that should moves files from one SharePoint document library to another SharePoint document library automatically based on years.


Year is a chose column in SharePoint which has : 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 values.

 

I set up the flow to send all files from one SharePoint document library to another document library apart from 2021 files.

(Keeps all 2021 files and move all other years files to a new location).

 

Unfortunately it is NOT working. I would appreciate if you could help please.

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nnkaya
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The solution is this:  

Adding this (Year ne '2021') into the "Filter Query" filed.  Please see the attached screenshot.

 

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abm
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Hi @nnkaya 

 

What error are you getting?

 

Have a look at my video tutorial about moving files.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9ZxAd9JVVo&t=542s

 

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nnkaya
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It sends all files despite there is filtering value sets: Year value is NOT equal to 2021.

 

In reality, it should NOT send the files that are tagged to 2021.

What is the data type of Year Value column? Could you try converting to string() or int() accordingly for the comparison.



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nnkaya
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It is: Choice

 

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How do I convert?

Hi @nnkaya 

 

Looks like thats the choice column. Have a look at my video about how to filter SharePoint Choice column data types?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N20Y-ZNRKhk&t=7s

 

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nnkaya
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The solution is this:  

Adding this (Year ne '2021') into the "Filter Query" filed.  Please see the attached screenshot.

 

DataType-1.png

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That IF condition is not evaluating due to datatype. So if you convert to int() it should work as expected I think. Glad to hear that you found a solution.



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