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DaveSIS
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Update SharePoint List Item from Document Library

I have a SharePoint List with user records and a corresponding Document Library with associated files for those users.

 

I have created a flow which seeks to update the records within the SharePoint List for each user when a new document is added to the Document Library for the same user. The matching field is email address.

 

I keep getting an error when running the flow - looking for some suggestions to improve the flow to get it working. Thank you.

 

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What's the error you are getting when running the flow?

 

Also, what are the column types for the Email addresses (both lists)?


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Thanks for your reply. Here's the last two failed flow runs.

 

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DaveSIS
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The column type is single line of text for EmailAddress on both the SP List and the Doc Library.

Are you able to show the expression you use for Condition 2? I can see you're using length, but looking to see what you're trying to find the length of which is null in your case.

 

Also, for your Get items filter, it looks like you're missing the ending single quote '


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Sure. Here is a the full expression. Basically, to handle blanks in the email address column on the sharepoint list.

 

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The reason it's sometimes coming back as null is because if the previous condition returns false it goes into the No branch and the Get items never runs. Then in your second condition it tries to reference Get items, but it doesn't exist (it will only exist if the first condition is true).


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Thanks - this makes sense and I have managed to get the flow running there with the first condition being true. 

 

Do you have any suggestions for how I can solve this?

Do you want the flow to continue if the first condition is false? If not, you can add the second condition within the Yes branch of the first condition, just after the Get items.


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