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My flow is changing Modified By to me

Hi all, 


I have a flow to update a document's metadata depending on the creator.

It's a managed metadata property and the trigger is "When a new file is created"


Of crouse, this changes the Modified By to me, which is not what I want. 

I understand the logic behind it (sort of), but this is new, isn't it? I can remember building workflows where this does not happen.

Is it possible to change a document's metadata via Flow that doesn't change the Modified By?

Seems like a major business use




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Re: My flow is changing Modified By to me

Hi Silvie,


This is possible with teh REST API. Are you familiar witht eh Send HTTP request to SharePoint action?




I will write this up as a blog post shortly.



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Re: My flow is changing Modified By to me


Re: My flow is changing Modified By to me

Hello, @SylvieLet17!

Have you had an opportunity to apply @Pieter_Veenstra‘s recommendation to adapt your Flow? If yes, and you find that solution to be satisfactory, please go ahead and click “Accept as Solution” so that this thread will be marked for other users to easily identify!

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Re: My flow is changing Modified By to me

Has anyone found a solution that works for a document library?

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