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Sharepoint Flow - sort by two columns that cannot have together cannot have a compound index

I have a large document library. I am running a Flow with Get File (properties only). I need to order those by two columns. The first column is date, and the second is another column of datetime format. I have created an index on each of these columns which permits the Flow to run ok, unless I try to order by both columns at the same time, for example: 

Date desc, DateTimeSort desc


If I run that, it gets the list threshold error. I try to create a compound index in Sharepoint for both of these columns, however it does not let me select a secondary column when the first column is of type date. 


This is a significant issue as there are several files with the same date, that need to be then sorted by the second column. Is there anyway in flow to address this? Alternatively, is there anyway to create a compound index where both columns are of date or datetime format? 

Advocate I
Advocate I

For anyone that finds this post and is wondering for a solution, the only one that I could find was creating a new column, indexing that column, then sorting your two existing columns into that 😞

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