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SharePoint Folder Move


I have a workflow setup to send an email notification when a file is created within a SharePoint folder. It works great if you are dragging a folder from your computer into the SharePoint folder. However, if you are already in SharePoint and you move the folder, it does not trigger. My guess would be because it's not being "created", only moved. How can I have it trigger for both circumstances?

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You are correct. The documentation for When a file is created in a folder states:

"Triggers when a file is created in a SharePoint folder. The trigger does not fire if a file is added/updated in a subfolder. If it is required to trigger on subfolders, multiple triggers should be created."

See:  SharePoint - Connectors | Microsoft Docs


So how do I create a trigger for when folders are moved into this particular folder and not created?

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Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a trigger for when a file or folder is moved within the same document library. See the following posts:

Unless anyone else can offer any other suggestions?


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