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Advocate III

Update Today's date in SharePoint Library for all items (not List)

Hi - there is good info around how to do this for a SP List, but SP Library doesn't have a Get Items connector.


I have a document library with reports that have a target closed date. We need to compare Today with the target date to see what percentage of allowed time has elapsed, so we can prioritise those actions. We can do this manually be filtering the library on open items, then bulk edit today's date for those items. But I thought to myself, "Flow should be able to do that automatically." Except I'm stuck... I envisage this being a scheduled cloud flow that runs daily at something like 5am. 


Screenshot shows how columns work. Max Days has a default of 30 days but can be manually changed. So essentially the calculated columns look at today's date and work out age and % of days used already. 


Cheers, GraemeNZ


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Community Support

Hi @GraemeNZ ,


Do you want to update the properties of the files in SharePoint Document Library 

You could try to use the Get files (properties only) Action.

I have made a test for your reference.


1. Here is my SharePoint Document Library.


2. Here is my Flow.




Result Screenshot:



Best Regards,

Charlie Choi

Advocate III
Advocate III

Hi @v-yujincui-msft Thanks for your help. I tried this and it only seems to populate dates if they are blank, so won't update today's date each day. Any ideas why?

Also, ideally I wanted to only run this flow for open items. We already have a view for open items, can I just use that? I'm confused by the wording as it says to limit 'columns' by view, but I want to limit 'items' by view.


Cheers, Graeme

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