I have managed to create my first flow as I have only been using flow for a couple of days
I have a flow that allows me to take a SP List and Copy the attachments into a SP Document Library, now I need to know how to take the Metadata Columns with it.
Thank you & regards
Could you please share a screenshot of your flow's configuration?
Do you want to move Medadata columns value from your SharePoint list to your SharePoint library?
Further, could you please show a bit more about your SharePoint list and library?
I have made a test on my side and please take a try with the following workaround:
Add a "Create file" action, specify Site Address and Folder Path. File Name field set to DisplayName dynamic content of "Get attachments" action, File Content field set to Attachment Content dynamic content of "Get attachment content" action.
Add a "Get files (properties only)" action, specify Site Address and Library Name.
Add a "Apply to each 2" action, input parameter set to output of "Get files (properties only)" action. Within "Apply to each 2" action, add a Condition, click "Edit in advanced mode", type the following formula:
Within "If/no" branch of Condition, add a "Get file metadata" action, specify Site Address, FIle Identifier field set to Identifier dynamic content of "Get files (properties only)" action. Add a "Condition 2", click "Edit in advanced mode", type the following formula:
Within "If/yes" branch of Condition 2, add a "Update file properties" action, specify Site Address and Library Name. Id field set to ID dynamic content of "Get files (properties only)" action. TaskStatus field set to Status Value dynamic content of the trigger.
Note: The TaskStatus column is a custom column in my SharePoint library, the Status column is a custom Choice type column in my SharePoint list.
The flow works successfully as below:
Thanks for your reply
Screen shot of my current workflow below which copies the attachments from a SharePoint list into a Document Library, which is working really well, but now I want to introduce Metadata.
I have created a SP List with some Metadata Columns and I want to move the Column values into a SP Library, using the same Column Names.
I will look at your solution and test, hopefully this will work for me.
I've managed to replicate your flow, and it ran sucessfully.
Not sure if it is doing what I want it to do.
I wanted it to take the Metadata from the SP List and Copy it to the SP Library along with the document.
It uploaded the document but produced 11 versions and has not copied over any of the Metadata.
See Screen shots below
I have a SharePoint List, where I have created a flow to move the list attachment to a SharePoint Library which is working really well.
I would like for the Column Metadata to move with the document, I am new to flow, I am not sure if you are able to move the metadata with the document,
Is there away maybe to update the Library column from the SharePoint List based on the Title of the document?
Any suggestions or advise would help.
I saw your post on a question that I posted a couple of weeks ago and followed it back here.
I can tell you are missing a step here. You need to include "Update File Properties" after the "Create File" step and ensure that all the dynamic content metadata from "When an item is created" is copied into the "Update File Properties." See below.
Hope that helps!
Thank you for the reply, I don't get the same option as you do in relation into the Author option
Hope you can see from the screen shot below,
Author is a metadata column that I created for the list and library in the example of the flow I showed you. You will have different metadata. Base on your screenshot, it looks like you need to transer "Department" "Document Owner Claims" and "Copy Doc" from the list item that was created.
Hope that helps.
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